John Derek Jones, 28, of  Mendenhall passed away Monday, August 15, 2011, at his residence.  He was born in Jackson on February 15, 1983, a son of Leigh (Sanders) and Grant Jones, Jr., of Mendenhall.  Derek is survived by his wife Melanie (Butler) Jones and a son, John Brayden Jones, both of Mendenhall.  Other survivors include: his sister, Janna Leigh Jones, and his paternal grandfather, Grant Jones, Sr., both of Mendenhall; and his maternal grandmother, Shirlee Sanders, of Florence.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Mary Loyce Hill Jones, and his maternal grandfather, Raybon Sanders. Visitation is Tuesday, August 16, 2011, from 5 pm to 8 pm  at Tutor Funeral Home, in Mendenhall.

Religious Service will be at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel, Mendenhall, at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 17, 2011,  with Rev. Glenn Hopkins officiating.   Interment will be in Mendehall City Cemetery.