Greta Lynn Jones
January 24, 2020 – February 5, 2020
Greta “Ettie” Lynn Jones was born at 31 weeks on January 24, 2020 at 2:26 p.m. She was 5 pounds 5 oz and 17 beautiful inches long. We had known for a few weeks that she had some congenital heart defects and after a troubling OB appointment, her doctors decided it would be best to take her early. We were so excited to meet her and so full of hope.
After 7 months of praying, hoping, waiting, planning, anticipating and dreaming – we only had 13 days with our brave little girl. A total of 17,119 minutes that she blessed our lives before passing on February 5th at 11:45 a.m. surrounded by her grandparents, big brother Colin, big sister Imogene, and parents. There were bleeding complications after her heart surgery that she just couldn’t overcome. She fought so hard, alongside her amazing team of doctors, surgeons, and the entire staff at Children’s PICU, but it ended up being too much for her little body.
Her brother, daddy, and mama were able to hold her for the first and last time before she left us that morning. There aren’t words to describe the excruciating hole that has been left in our hearts. All of the hopes and dreams we had for her, all of her milestones we’ll never see, all of the snuggles and love we can’t give her, all of the adventures with her siblings that will never be, it all left with her and we have been left the seemingly impossible task of putting our lives back together without her.
Our Greta’s funeral service will be on Saturday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m. at First Central Congregational United Church of Christ (421 S. 36th St.) In lieu of flowers, donations to Children’s Hospital and Medical Center – Child Life Department would be appreciated. They’re a wonderful resource to help siblings navigate and process their grief, and help parents still be parents after the unthinkable happens.