Miyonna Jones Memorial, A Well Loved Teen

Fund Type: Family Support

Wilmington, NC

Fundraiser ends on December 25, 2022

Tragic Circumstances of the Death of a Young Girl, Miyonna Jones. Family needs your support.

Here is the report by Zach Solon from WECT dated November 22, 2022. His report below details the type of person Miyonna was and how she will be missed by all who knew her. 


As students take their seats in one classroom at New Hanover High School, one desk remains empty. That desk, now wrapped in red paper, is where Miyonna Jones used to sit. Jones was found dead last Thursday after crews spent more than two weeks searching for her. “A friend like this, when something like this happens and it’s so close to home, it’s kind of unbelievable,” said Makayla Cobbs, an NHHS student and friend of Jones. Several students and staff members wore red on Tuesday to honor Jones, saying red was her favorite color. A group of students and teachers also set up a memorial in front of the school. "We all had the idea of knowing that her favorite color was red and that she would love this for us to do and that it would make her happy,” said Megan Broxton, a junior at NHHS.


The last several weeks have been stressful and emotional for those close to Jones and her family. Art Teacher, Latoshya Raynor, is proud to see how students and staff have supported each other.


“Seeing the strength of the school and the strength of her classmates and friends all come together and wear red in support of her is wordless, it’s very powerful,” Raynor said.


Jones’ friends describe her as a leader. Classmate Amaera Rollinson says even after Jones’ death, she still brings people together.

"We laughed together, we cried together, we made this [memorial] together and I just felt like we just got closer to each other,” Rollinson said. “You know, even though we lost her, I felt like we came to one and we got way closer with each other.”

When Jones’ friends talk about her, the word “love” is a common theme. “We always talked, whenever we see each other we always tell each other we love each other, and we’ve always just been, basically, Pre-K best friends,” said Cobbs.


Jones’ friends hope her kind spirit will live in New Hanover High School and beyond.

“I wanted people to know that she was a loving person. I wanted people to know that she was really funny. I wanted people to know that she was one of the sweetest people ever and you can always count on her for anything. If you couldn’t count on nobody else, you could count on Miyonna,” said Rollinson.

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Olive

557 days ago

I never knew you, I just saw you in the hallways and corridors of the school but not seeing you there feels so sad. You died at a young age, 2 years away of being an adult and you were probably murdered by someone close to you. Everyone should know self-defense and how to fight back when someone, even one you are close with, attempts murdering you. Although I never knew you well, I want to work in forensics so I can nobody can get away with murdering someone in a horrible way. I hope the investigators and lawyers will bring justice to your case and help people understand why you need to fight back. I wish your friends and family the best. I will try to put a red flower at the memorial at the school. Even though I never knew you, I miss your presence and I hope you are in a better place now. Sincerely, Olive 💕🙏

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Amarea

573 days ago

we love you mimi💕

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