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Tricia Christine Anderson Jones, 45, of Grain Valley, MO, passed away June 9, 2021 at Research Medical Center of complications from Covid-19. Tricia was born April 10, 1976, in Kansas City, MO, and lived most of her life in the Kansas City area. While Tricia grew up in Albuquerque, NM, she always loved KC and moved back permanently as a young adult. Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on June 17, 2021, at Blue Springs Christian Church, 7920 Rt-7 S, Blue Springs, MO. A visitation will be held beginning at 3:00 p.m. on the same day.
Tricia worked for the Social Security Administration and enjoyed helping people with their many questions and concerns. She took great satisfaction in being able to help people with longstanding issues that no one else had been able to resolve. She consistently received accolades both from SSA clients and managers for the high caliber of work she delivered. Tricia previously worked a security guard at Children’s Mercy Hospital and an EMT for Kansas City, MO; she recently went back to school to work towards a degree in Business Logistics. Her plans were to continue her studies in the fall alongside her daughter, a 2021 graduate of Grain Valley High School.
Tricia was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and desired that everyone she knew would come to the knowledge of him. One of her favorite things to say was “If He brought you to it, He’ll bring you through it,” affirming her steadfast belief that God would give her strength for whatever life threw at her. It was this strong faith that kept her going through a divorce, illnesses with her kids, and other upheavals in her life. Tricia thought the world of her pastor, Dave Fernau, of Blue Springs Christian Church, her home church for the past several years and she volunteered for community outreach programs whenever possible.
Tricia is survived by her two children, Adriana Jones, 18, and Branigan Jones, 13; her mother, Debora Carmichael, 64; her brothers, Michael Anderson, 46, and Jason Anderson (wife Tara), 43; ex-husband, Kieth Jones, 49; three nieces, Eden Anderson, 17, Saelah Anderson, 13, and Avie Anderson, 9; and one nephew, Aaron Anderson, 21.
The family sincerely thanks the nursing staff and doctors at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Blue Springs, MO, and Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO, who fought hard to try and save Tricia’s life.
Flowers are welcome, as Tricia loved them in all colors, or donations can be made towards the children’s educational fund in care of their grandmother, Debora Carmichael.