Biography

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Michael Robertson Jones, known to his friends as Mikee, died unexpectedly on February 14, 2009 at the age of 23. Mike, a 2008 graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans was proud of his degree in Music Industry Studies. Prior to his studies at Loyola, Mike studied Architecture at Northeastern University in Boston after his graduation from The Pennington School in ‘03. He was an excellent guitarist, composer and sound engineer and the long time lead guitarist for Energy Field Band. He was also a charismatic marketer having worked for both Hyena and Big Deal Records as a label representative. In the summer of 2007, Mike and his long time friend started a music industry e-commerce business, Lucid Arts Entertainment, LLC for which he was CEO and Chief Marketer. An only child, he was a kind, generous and loving person; who made and kept a wonderful group of friends throughout his life. Mike considered himself a traveling man. One of his favorite endeavors was going to festivals and concerts throughout the United States. Mike was a licensed aircraft pilot, certified scuba diver and certified bartender, who enjoyed boating, snowboarding, and jet skiing.  In his youth, he played football, lacrosse and rugby. Mike, a Katrina survivor, helped raise money for Katrina victims by organizing and performing at concerts. He also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Humidity Project, Make It Right NOLA, American Cancer Society, Eric Potts Lacrosse-athon, the Kent Family Center, the Dolphin Research Center and as a coach for the Sudlersville Lacrosse Team. Mike hoped to attend the McCoombs School of Business at The University of Texas in the fall to begin earning his MBA. He is survived by his parents, Dr. Robert and Dusti Jones of Chestertown, Maryland and Marathon, Florida.

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