Mia Kyandia Jones was born on July 8, 1971, the youngest of six children born to the late
Brenda Lois Jones. Mia was a shining star which burned brightly! She loved life and always had a
radiant smile for everyone.
She began her education in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk school system. On the first day of
kindergarten, although Mia was dressed and it was nearing time to leave for school, she didn't like her
outfit. She told her mother as such and refused to leave the house until she changed her outfit. After
her hair was redone and a new outfit was chosen, she was prepared to leave the house and make
her debut. This marked the beginning of her life-long love of dressing up and combing her hair in a
variety of styles.
Mia grew up to be a lovely young woman. Everyone who came in contact with Mia left her
presence feeling better than before they met her. She was always there to lend an ear or talk to you.
Simply put, she loved people and people loved her.
Mia was an ambitious self-starter. She opened her own business - True Elegance Boutique - in
Ballston Spa, New York. Mia's shop was her pride and joy. If you wanted to find Mia, you only had to
look no further than the Boutique where she would be diligently working. In addition to the Boutique,
Mia also was the proprietor of her own cleaning company, she worked part-time at a dental office and
she even found time to make her own soaps. She was dynamic and always on the go!
If you knew Mia you knew she loved to dance! She was a great dancer! She loved dancing with
her brothers, Rodney and Corey. Her favorite dance partner was her nephew Dontaé and their
favorite dance song Michael Jackson's “Remember the Time.” When they danced to that song, they
always cleared the dance floor.
Mia left us unexpectedly on Wednesday August 19, 2020, ready to meet the Lord Jesus Christ
with open arms. Awaiting her in Heaven with outstretched arms is her mother Brenda Lois Jones, her
maternal grandmother, Mary M. Lipscomb Jones; her niece, Janelle Richardson; and a host of aunts
Mia leaves to cherish her precious memory: sister, Mary N. Jones (Kansas City, Missouri),
brother, Rodney E. Parker (Latvia) (Schenectady, New York), sister, Courtney L. Jones (Albany, New
York), brother, Corey A. Jones (Kansas City, Missouri), sister, Cassandra Jones (Kansas City,
Missouri); dear friend, James Franco (Saratoga Springs, New York); a host of cousins, nieces,
nephews and close friends.
Every day is a blessing. This day will soon be a dream.
Tomorrow is just a vision. Every day is a blessing. --Brenda Lois Jones, Mother 1944-1977
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