Michael Keefe Jones
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Michael Keefe Jones
  • April 27, 1942 - December 6, 2017
  • Greensboro, North Carolina

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Michael Keefe Jones 75, died at home December 6, 2017.

Michael, a native of Champaign, IL, born April 27, 1942, was the son of Harold Vern and Marjorie Jo Jones. Sports were a big part of his life lettering in football, basketball, and golf. While attending his freshman year in college he received a golf scholarship.

His undergraduate degree began at Hanover College where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi and graduated from University of Louisville. He earned a MA in Counseling from Springfield College in Massachusetts, a MBA from University of Louisville and a PhD from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and Post Doctorate work at UNC-Chapel Hill. He began his teaching career at Southern New Hampshire University and was an amazing educator and successful business consultant.

Active in Rotary, Michael helped to establish a relationship with the Rotary Club of Moscow, Russia, worked with students participating in the Rotary Ambassadorial Program and was proud to be a Paul Harris Fellow. New Generation Lions Club was also very important to him. He was an avid reader and beloved member of the book club, The Beaugards. Michael was a dedicated husband and father who loved his family, participating in his children's activities over the years.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lynn Donley Jones, his daughter, Marjorie (Margee) Marie Jones and son, Christopher Keefe Jones.

A service of remembrance will be held at 3:00 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC with Rev. Dr. Sid Batts and Rev. Dolly Jacobs officiating. The family will receive friends in the Virginia Gilmer Room following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children's Homes Society of NC, 604 Meadow St., Greensboro, NC 27406; or First Presbyterian Church, 617 N Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

Online condolences may be made through www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com.