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Jessica K Smith

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.

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I am sorry to hear the loss of Jessica ... my prayers are with you all in this time !! I was a neighbor down the street from them in Florence and Abigail always played with my son ... Jessica was so kind and we talked a few times! I am sending prayers to you all!

Jessica Slater Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

I'm so very sorry for everyone's loss. From the sounds of things Jessica will be sorely missed my many. Please know that my sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

bascomlinda@gmail.com Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

Jessica came to Nashville to stay with her dad. He and i lived in a tiny apartment in west end area across from Rene Tunnel. She and i became close friends. I frosted her hair through a cap. First time i ever had done this, she loved it. Jessie was 2 and Jessica had never been to Florida and neither had Jessie. Darran waa leaving to go on tour with Tim. He was going to be gone for almost a wk. The night after he had left. Jessica talked me into taking she and Jessie to Florida . We left the next day and the girls burned even with sunblock. As they both fair skinned. Ill never forget the fun we had and the talks we shared. We stayed 2 nights only and came back. Darran came home and was confused as how much sun we all had gotten. As it had rained in TN. We looked at each other and laughed, then we told him... Jessica wanted to see the ocean and walk on the beach, both girls had never been so i took them there and basically enjoyed showing them and coming back. As i didnt have much money to take them. I was and I am so thankful I did. She was the best bonus child i could ask for. Ill miss our talks and i love you Jessica! We all loved you! Your protective nature to all your siblings ! As you told me Girl Power, we have to stick together. Ill continue that power of love by checking on Chelsea, Carolyn and Abby and taking care of Jessie and Jadan in TN! Ill forever treasure our private investigations lol and your last visit here! Your sister Chelsea is doing everything to handle things as you wanted and taking care of everything and everyone! You are loved and missed deeply! Your dad is trying to deal but is heartbroken! Thankful for you both talking every month at least! Hes still in shock! I know Dee Willie and my mom are with you in heaven and well see you again!

Nicoke Birdwell-Smith Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jessica Smith

Nicoke Birdwell-Smith Jul 25 2020 12:00 AM

We both went to centre together and lived in the tiny town of Ramona during most of our highschool years..she was one of my best friends and I wont ever forget her!!

Stefanie Staatz Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM

Jessica and I were best of friends growing up. I spent most of my days at her house. We eventually grew apart when I moved to Eudora. She was a kind hearted soul who would be there for you no matter what. Judy, Chelsea and family are in my thoughts and prayers. Fly high Jess! (Heather Helm)

Heather Pollard Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM

Jessica was the best! We always had a great time jumping on the trampoline hanging out at her house, staying up way to late laughing. We would wake up in the morning and our belly would hurt from laughing so hard the night before. We would always go to lone star lake. Love you guys!!

Liz (Smith) Adams Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM

Me and Jessica grew up together. Me her stephanie was always together. The late night on maple ln to when she moved to the farm we would stay up watching Jerry Springer laying on the trampoline and even our days at the bowling ally. Jessica was a wonderful person full of love and light.fly high angel watch over us as u did when you was here. We will miss you dearly.

April davis Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jessica Smith

April davis Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM

Loved getting to know her and Abagail living next door in Hillsboro. So so sweet. I will miss running into her at the store. Abi you had such a wonderful Momma. Love and prayers for you.

Tamara Suffield Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM