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Ayden Michael Jones

October 10, 2001November 14, 2019

Ayden Michael Jones of Ponte Vedra Beach, passed away November 14, 2019 after a strongly fought battle with cancer. Ayden was born October 10, 2001, the son of Aaron Jones and Laura Dufresne Jones. Ayden attended Ponte Vedra High School and was a valued member of the “Ocean of Sounds Band Drum Line” playing the snare, he was also in the Jazz band. He was a talented musician, proficient with percussion, guitar and trumpet. He loved all types of music, jazz, rock, classical and along with his family, a love for the Beatles. Ayden was a shy and loving son who brought much love to family and friends and all who encountered him. He aspired to attend Savannah College of Art and Design to study Themed entertainment design in hopes of designing theme parks that he so loved to visit. Ayden was also an avid reader, artist and designer. He also loved spending time with family especially his little brother Maxfield, and his new puppy, Lincoln. Ayden is survived by a large loving family; his parents Aaron Jones, Laura Dufresne Jones; his younger brother Maxfield Jones; His Grandparents, Bema Nixon (Stephen); Michael Jones (Christy), Michael L. Dufresne (Elizabeth), Holly Dufresne; His Great Grandparents Jeannine Dufresne, Charles & Carol Smith; His Uncles and Aunts, Michael SG Dufresne (Nie Xiaowa), Jonathan Dufresne, (Alexandra) Olivia Soares, John Dufresne (Kuri), Brian Dufresne (Caroline), Greg, Vickie, Derek and Aaron Martin, Chris Sonnier (Amber), John Jasinski (Barbara), Ian, Tamara, Roman and Norah Nixon.

Devoted dear family friends who loved Ayden; Lola, Juliette, Stephane Nigoghossian and Janelle Godeaux, Mercedes, Nelson, Christina and Nelson (Amy) Luna.

Thank you to those above and the many more family, friends, girlfriend Audrey and Ponte Vedra High School Band Community who have given their unwavering support and love during this past year.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the ongoing gofundme account that will continue to assist the family. gofundme, Help Ayden Beat Cancer.



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Olivia Zilahy

December 1, 2019

Our whole family mourns the loss of your lovely, talented lad. I have great regret that I did not spend more time with him because he was obviously a blessing to all who knew him.
We pray that the memory of the years of love you shared will help you through this time of grief.

Lilibeth Carey

November 24, 2019

My deepest condolences and prayers for comfort to Ayden’s family. Such a sad news for a very talented boy. I have seen him perform since Landrum band days. He is one of my daughter’s close friends having been together in the same drum line since Middle School. He will be missed.

Debbie and Jimmy Lariccia

November 21, 2019

We are truly heartbroken and shocked to hear of the passing of Ayden who will always be remembered and missed by so many people. Please accept our sincere sympathies in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts are with the entire family and his many friends who were with him during such a difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.

Marta Pelcman

November 20, 2019

What a special young man Ayden was! We only spent a brief time with him over the course of a few years but in those times, we saw him grow from a youthful, happy, playful boy into a responsible, helpful and still playful teenager! God blessed us with wonderful memories at a special time with his family in those visits! My own young children experienced the joy his presence brought and I can only pray my boys would be as kind and loving as Ayden was with them one day! Rest in the arms of the Lord and be at peace, Ayden! Your Heart lives in those you touched ❤️

Colleen Hamilton

November 18, 2019

I met Aaron at Target 24 years ago. He was 17 when he started working there. I saw Aaron grow into a responsible adult and family man. I remember when Ayden was born. I bought him a surf outfit and they had him in it at 3 months old. Aaron loved surfing as I’m sure Ayden did.
My thoughts are with you all. 😔

Colleen 💕
Saluda, NC

Bruner Family

November 17, 2019

We are saddened beyond measure to hear of this loved one lost. We express our love and deepest condolences to you all during this unimaginably difficult time.