Mark Steven Jones, 61, of Marietta, passed away on January 26th after a long struggle with heart disease.
Mark was born on April 5th, 1960, to Martha and Don Jones in Atlanta Georgia. After graduating from Briarwood Highschool in 1978, he went on to receive his BA from UGA’s Grady School of Journalism and then his Masters in Marketing Research from the Terry College of Business. He remained a proud, active UGA and Terry College alum his entire life (Go Dawgs!).
After graduation, Mark and his wife Kibbie moved to Philadelphia to pursue his career in Marketing Research at McNeil Labs where he focused his work on Tylenol products. Mark and Kibbie moved back to Georgia a few years later to begin their family and soon had three wonderful children, Carolyn, Evan and Emily.
Mark went on to found his own company, MMR Associates, which became a successful Marketing Research firm that is still operating today. Mark retired from MMR in 2011 to enjoy a semi-retired life as a property investor in Georgia and Florida real estate.
Mark was surrounded by his children and a group of close-knit friends. He loved a good high-speed boat ride, hitting 9 holes with the guys and grilling Costco steaks for his family. He could often be found with a Baskin Robbins milkshake in hand, fine tuning the details of his next big property renovation.
Mark is survived by his mother, Martha, siblings Sherri, Brad and Ryan, his children Carolyn, Evan and Emily and his former wife Kibbie Parish.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 6th at 2pm at Roswell Historic Cottage. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mark’s name to the American Heart Association. https://www2.heart.org/site/TR/FunRaiser/General?px=22760716&pg=personal&fr_id=3930