Jessica's life began on April 4, 1984 in Lawrence, KS. She was the daughter of Darren Smith and Judy Kay Bickford. Jessica was a 2003 graduate of Centre High School. She was happiest spending time with friends and family. Jessica enjoyed visiting the zoo, going to concerts and just being out the friends. She had a helper's heart and was always there for her family and friends. Her loving family includes her mother Judy (Bobby Thornhill) Bickford of Ramona; father Darren (Nicole) Smith of Tenn.; daughter Abagail Smith of Florence; siblings Chelsea (Andrew) Weber of Cedar Point, Jeremy Smith, Noah Smith and Jadean Smith of Tenn. and Jess Birdwell of Tenn.; and her nephews Tucker and Paul Weber. Jessica passed away at her home on July 22, 2020. Her family will gather with friends at a later date to celebrate her life. Yazel-Megli Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorial contributions in Jessica's name may be directed to the Marion County Special Education Cooperative Project SEARCH (1500 E. Lawrence St; Marion, KS 66861). Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Jessica at www.ymzfh.com.