Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2022. 10:36 am CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belizean Women’s National Team softball pitcher Lanisha Monique Jones who passed away last Thursday was laid to rest on Monday afternoon in her native Georgeville in the Cayo District.
Jones, who was suffering from lupus, died at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City at age 37.
“She was a Belize City Champion, National Champion, Belize City MVP, Nationals MVP, and Ace of the Belize U-19 and Women National Team,” said the BCSA.
The Belize Softball Federation (BSF) said it laments the untimely passing of Lanisha M. Jones.
“Lanisha will be greatly missed by the Beacon Softball Club and the extended softball family in Belize,” said the BSF.
BSF President Jude Lizama said Lanisha played in the Cayo Competition for the Esperanza Wolverines under Louis Ortega in 2004. That same year she also played in the National Secondary Schools Association Championship.
Her stellar performance in those two tournaments earned her a call to the Belize Under 19 National Team to compete in the Central American Championship in El Salvador in 2005. After that she was called to the Senior Women’s National Team with whom she played up to the National Team’s last international participation in Puerto Rico in 2013, according to Lizama.
“Even as her health declined, Lanisha was a regular at Rogers Stadium with an unlimited supply of positive energy to spread around,” said the BCSA.
“We express our deepest condolences to our sister Lisa Jones and the family. We join members of CTC, Lady Rebels, Bandits and her Beacon family in covering Lanisha’s son and loved ones in prayers.
“Lanisha was one of the best on and off the field. You will be dearly missed,” closed the BCSA.
“You always wore a smile despite all the battles you were fighting. Now you no longer have to fight and can now Rest In Peace, but your smile and the passion for which you lived life will always be remembered,” said the Beacon Softball Club.
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