By Allison R. Jones
The world mourns the loss of Louisa “Mimi” Jones-Cruz, who passed away at the age of 59 on December 29, 2023, in Overland Park, KS. Mimi faced adrenal cancer with unwavering courage, yet it never dimmed her sparkle, quick wit, and delightful sense of humor. Born on May 28, 1964, in Cape Girardeau, MO, she was the cherished daughter of Richard and Ellen Jones.
Mimi is survived by her devoted husband, Tim Cruz, her loving children Matthew Jones (Chelsea) and Allie Jones, and her siblings Laurie Jones, Drew Dement, Sara Sweeney (John), and Dan Jones (Casey). She also leaves behind numerous beloved nieces, nephews, friends, and her dear cat, Esmerelda.
A dedicated Supervisor of Career Development at SelectQuote, Mimi found joy in mentoring her colleagues and utilizing her abundant creativity to craft engaging presentations. Her passion for interior design kept her actively engaged in various home renovation projects. Mimi’s infectious cheer and warm smile will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Friends are invited to bid a final farewell to Mimi at Colonial Church, 7039 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS, on Saturday, January 6 with a visitation at 11am and service at 12pm. Those wishing to honor Mimi’s memory are encouraged to make a donation in her name to Shriners Children’s.
“The Sunshine Club” – A Prayer/Poem for Louisa W Jones
By Matthew Jones
Who can face the words ‘good-bye’,
The moon is so pale and the night is so still,
You cannot imagine the pain we feel,
A million tomorrows for one yesterday,
That’s what I’d gladly pay,
With the sun so bright,
Something in my mind will always remain;
You taught me as a child, that knowledge be the key,
To unlock my brain and set my mind free,
The time has come for bad things to end,
Close your dreary eyes and
Let the stars fill your mind, and
Dream the sweetest dreams of shining bright;
Don’t get lost in the world, always march to your drum;
We will foster your hope and spread your love;
As time goes by,
We will keep your memories alive,
We will keep everything moving while you keep the Sun on shining,