Students, family remember Meaghan
August 31, 2011
“Don’t be like Meaghan; be like Jesus and you’ll be like Meaghan.”
Bryan family members gather for a tribute to Meaghan Jones.
Meaghan Jones, a junior communication studies major at Bryan, was taken ill and died Aug. 29 on the way to a hospital from her home in Chattanooga. Tuesday night college classmates, faculty, and staff gathered in the Grassy Bowl to pay tribute to a friend who had pointed them to Jesus and encouraged them to excellence.
College Counselor Jonathan Doran reminded the hundreds of persons present that “Jesus wept, Jesus mourned” at the death of His friend Lazarus. Vice President for Spiritual Formation Matt Benson acknowledged the tears, but said, like Job in the Old Testament, there should be worship at a time like this.
With her parents, grandparents, and older siblings listening, friends remembered a “fiery red-head” who was determined and “loved the Lord more than anything else.”
- I thought I had a great sense of style, then I met Meaghan. She always looked great. But she had an amazing, awesome love for the Lord. She’s with the One she loves the most.
- There was such a fire about her. Everything she did she did with excellence.
- She had a fire for the Lord you could see for miles around.
- She reflected the beauty of her Heavenly Father.
- We had breakfast every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. If I couldn’t see her face I could see her Chick-fil-A cup of sweet tea.
- When she came in the room, everything got better.
- Sweet tea, a passion for the Lord, a passion for her family. God, for some reason, is getting more glory out of Meaghan’s death than by her staying here.