|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1995|
|Death: ||Aug. 5, 2010|
Obituary taken from Jones Funeral Home website.
Brinker, Jessica Rae
Aug 07, 2010
Jessica Rae Brinker of St. James, Missouri went home to be with the Lord on August 5, 2010 at the age of 15 years, 1 month and 10 days. Jessica was born and raised in St. James, MO by her surviving parents Mike and Marsha (James) Brinker. Also surviving Jessica are her three siblings, Nicole (Brinker) Burke and husband John, Donald Brinker and FiancÚ Emily Stevens, and Samantha Brinker.
Jessica, an honor student at John F. Hodge High School was always the first to help others with their studies. She was active in the Red Regiment Color Guard and Band, drama, student council, Teens Outreach Program, summer preschool aid, choir, youth group, FTA and PSR.
Sam- "I love her very much, she was the best little sister. We always too care of each other; I will miss her more than anything. We did everything together and always made sure we had fun around each other."
Donald- "I love Jessica so much and I always will. She will be in my heart and mind forever. I will never forget how lively and fun she was, how she could always make you smile even when she was angry. She was a tiny thing, very skinny and gangly. I love Jessica so much and wish her peace and rest forever."
Nikki- "I love Jessica very much, she was a great girl full of life and happiness, she could make everyone smile. She was a beautiful girl, and we all loved her so much. John, Michael and I will miss her so much.
Jessica had her own flair for style and everyone knew only she could pull it off. She could make a room light up just by walking in. Family and friends were so important to Jessica; she will be missed by her surviving family and all of her friends in the St. James School district.
Jessica is also survived by her grandmothers, Wanda (Branstetter) James and Norene (Tognoni) Brinker; nephew, Michael Burke, nine uncles, 12 aunts, 29 first cousins, 11 second cousins, many great aunts and uncles, and many friends. Preceding Jessica in death were her grandfathers, Charlie James and Jerome Brinker.
Funeral Mass for Jessica Rae Brinker were held Monday, August 9, 2010 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. James, Missouri with Father Charles Pardee officiating. Interment was in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
The family requests donations to the Jessica Brinker Memorial Scholarship Fund in lieu of flowers. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations. If sending Please send to: James & Gahr Mortuary, 117 N. Seymour Street, St. James, MO 65559.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 29, 2011
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