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Aiden Jones

d. October 13, 2023

Aiden Jones, age 18, of Athens, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2023.

Aiden was born October 12, 2005 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Kimberly Jones and Christopher Reid.

Mourning his passing are his mother, Kimberly Jones (husband Michael Lewis) of Athens, IL; brother, Memphis Jones of Athens, IL; three half-siblings, Jessica, Taylor, and Ted Lewis of Hannah City, IL; father, Christopher Reid and a half-sister, Emma Reid both of Rochester, IL; grandmother “Granin”, Linda Jones of Chatham, IL; grandfather, Benny (wife Linda) Jones of Greenville, SC; his girlfriend who meant everything, Hannah Niewold of Cantrall, IL; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and countless friends.

He is preceded in death by an uncle, Allen Galbraith of Piffard, NY and great grandparents, Sharon and Dorothy Galbraith of Piffard, NY; and Raymond and Virgil Jones of Cambridge, OH.

Aiden was a Junior at Athens High School.

He worked as Bucket Operator for Putnam Tree Service in Athens.

Aiden loved street riding bicycles and taught many friends and young bicyclists to ride and do “wheelies”.  He spent many hours wrenching motors and anything with wheels and leaving the garage in chaos – all with a smile on his face.  He truly loved life and living in the fast lane.  What Aiden enjoyed most was being a big brother to Memphis and teaching him how to do everything. He treasured all the times he spent just hanging out with friends.

He enjoyed fishing, spending time on Lake Michigan with family, Buffalo Bills football, and shredding as many new skate parks as he could find.

We will all miss his energy, infectious smile, and impulsive personality that made everyone laugh.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

A memorial gathering for Aiden will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 3:00 until 6:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.

The family would kindly accept plants and flowers.  Memorial contributions can be made to

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at




  1. Sincere condolences and prayers for strength for Kimberly and Family.

  2. Oh Kim, my heart truly breaks for you, I am lifting you up in prayer for peace and comfort during this time. I am so very sorry for your loss

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending love, prayers and good vibes to the parents, family, and friends in this time of such great need.

  4. This is a Heartbreaker for you all . we are deeply saddened with you much love and prayers for some sense of peace in your hearts at such a sad time
    May you all receive all the love and comfort from Christ that you need to get the strength to get through
    We love you all here from South Florida ❤️

  5. have no words love ya Kelly and i are praying for you and your family

  6. Kim
    Kathy and I are so saddened and can not imagine the pain you are in. Family’s come togeather to help in times of need….. We Love you guys and will be there for you all just let us know where. Memphis is such a breath of fresh air and could use a buddy to talk to please tell him to call me anytime .
    We Love You

  7. Highlight of my day was often stories of Granin’s adventurous boys! Our hearts are with you, Linda, Kim, and Memphis. We are so so sorry for your loss.

  8. I did not know Aiden and I don’t know his family. But I do know what it is like to lose a child in a car accident. My daughter lost her life in a single car accident 22 years ago
    She was a month shy of her 17th birthday. To this day we don’t know what happened. The sudden shock of her being here one day and gone the next was extremely hard to take.
    I will not pretend to know how you feel. We all process things differently. I had a lot of support from friends and family. I even had complete strangers reach out to me. On the other hand, there were a lot of close friends who avoided me because it was uncomfortable for them. I struggled for a long time. My coping mechanism was to write letters to her. I still have them. In the end you have a choice to accept what has happened and move on with life and the rest of your family, or let the grief consume you. I was mad at god and it was hard to let him help me heal. I eventually learned to put my grief and anger on a shelf and be the father that my two sons needed and the hushand my wife deserved. The pain never goes away. I just learned to not let it own me.
    I have payed back the favor of support given to me by others that I did not know. All that I have to offer is my own experience and I offer to talk or an ear to just listen from someone who just might understand what you are going through. If I never hear from you, there is no offense taken. After all, you do not know me.
    May god comfort and guide you at what has to be the most difficult time of your life.

  9. Kimmie,
    I know we haven’t spoke since around this time last year. I feel for you and our son Memphis. Especially with the 24th coming there are no words that can express what you two and granin are about to endure. I still can’t believe this has happened

  10. Kim, we are so sorry for your loss. I have no words, but sending big hugs & prayers for you, Memphis & the rest of your family.

  11. Sending love and prayers. I love you so much..

  12. My dear Kimmie, words are at a loss. Just know I will give you hugs and say prayers for you and your family. Love you

  13. My dear Kimmie, words are at a loss. Just know I still think about you love ya

  14. Dear Kimmie, Memphis and Linda (dear Granin),

    Aiden’s passing is an unspeakable loss. We cannot imagine a world without him in it. Please know there are circles and circles of love and support surrounding you all. We are so very sorry.
    Love, Cecilia and Tom

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