Michael Leslie “Mike” Jones passed away from complications due to esophageal cancer on June 5, 2015. He was 66. Mike was born October 23, 1948 in Mobile, AL to his parents, James and Joyce Pauline Jones. He graduated from Murphy High School in 1967 and completed his Masters of Science at East Tennessee State University in 1971. He was married to his wife, Lynda, for 44 years. Mike was a microbiologist by trade. He embarked on a career change in the late 1990s, moving into Clinical research, working his way up to North American Director of Clinical Monitoring at PRA Research International, Inc. Mike is survived by his wife, Lynda, daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and Tony McKenzie, his granddaughter, Savannah, his mother Joyce Pauline, his sisters, Pamela and Kimberly, his nieces, nephew, and his pets. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the SPCA of Wake County in Mike's honor.