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Lexis and Mercedes's Story

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Lexis Ann Jones, 12, and Mercedes Faith Jones, 10, passed away at 4:59 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, as a result of a house fire. Lexis was born March 9, 2005, and Mercedes was born April 23, 2007, the daughters of Jason & Kelly (Voorhees) Jones.
Lexis was in 7th grade at Central Middle School. She was an honor roll student and had been accepted to go to Kuna. Lexis was a member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church and loved animals, especially her dog, "Nana's."
Mercedes was in 5th grade at Petit Park Elementary School, attended band, and was on the Robotics Team. She was a member of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, and had a loving heart for anyone she met.
Both girls are survived by their parents, Kelly Jones (Warren Rybolt), Kokomo, and Jason (Krystal) Jones, Charlotte, Michigan; siblings, Jason J. Jones, Jr., Kaitlyn Elizabeth Jones, and Jerry Clinton Jones, all of Kokomo; grandparents, Dennis (Missy) Jones, Onondaga, Michigan, and Shawn Voorhees, Pace, Florida.
Lexis and Mercedes were preceded in death by their grandmothers, Kimberly D. Voorhees and Denise Norman.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2000 W. Jefferson Street, Kokomo, with Pastor Jerrry Van Auken officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Shirley & Stout Funeral Home to assist with final expenses. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on December 30, 2017
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