Michael Skylar-Jones Pegues died
May 12, 2013. He was born on November
22, 1988 in Alexandria, VA and raised
in Waldorf, Maryland. He is the son of
Frankie Elizabeth Estes, Ulysses Pegues
and Michael Dennis Jones. Michael had
an infectious smile that would light up
the room anytime he entered. He was a
“comedian” and loved to make his family
and friends laugh.
Michael graduated from Westlake High School in Waldorf,
Maryland in 2006 with honors where he played
football and ran track. Michael’s scholastic ability earned
him a four year Army ROTC scholarship. His athletic
ability enabled him to walk onto Virginia State University’s
football team where he excelled at quarterback and
While matriculating at the university, Michael became
a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He was initiated
into the Nu Psi Chapter on October 21, 2009. Michael
was a dedicated and loyal member of Nu Psi Chapter in
college and later in Omicron Pi Chapter, Killeen, TX.
Michael graduated Cum Laude from Virginia State
University with a dual major in Criminal Justice and
Military Science in May 2010. He was commissioned a
2nd Lieutenant in the US Army upon graduation.
First Lieutenant Pegues served his country honorably,
completed a combat tour in Iraq, loved his Soldiers and
our country. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry
Regiment, Fort Hood, TX.
Michael loved his family and was often referred to as a
“momma’s boy”. He looked forward to holidays and being
home to visit from the military. He served as a role model
to his younger brother, nephew and friends. His presence
will be missed but his spirit lives on. To know him, is to
He is survived by his parents Frankie E. Estes and
Ulysses Pegues, Michael D. Jones, sister Arial M. Pegues,
half sisters Jeannine Pegues, Tiffany Pegues, Wilma Jones,
Lola Jones, Alycia Jones and Jazmin Jones, brothers Wendell
G. Estes and Donnell J. Estes, Grandparents Ethel
Estes, Wilma and Edward Jones, and fiancee Jennifer
Blackwell and a host of extended family including aunts,
uncles, two nieces, two nephews and a host of cousins.
He is proceeded in death by grandfather Franklin Jackson,
John and Melowese Pegues.
Visitation will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013 from
9 am until time of service at 11 am at South Potomac
Church, 4915 Crain Hwy., White Plains, MD 20695. Interment
Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf, MD.
Arrangements are being handled by Briscoe-Tonic
Funeral Home, 2294 Old Washington Rd., Waldorf, MD
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