Jessica Kristine Mitchell
December 29, 1985  -  November 29, 2017

Jessica Kristine Mitchell

Celebration of Life
J Bar J Country Church
40 Highway 70 West
Ruidoso, NM  88345
Friday, December 29, 2017
6:00 P.M.
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Jessica K Mitchell, age 31, passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, New Mexico. She was born to Darryl A. Mitchell and Kimberly Kannady Atwood on December 29, 1985 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Jessica went to school in Ruidoso, New Mexico and completed her Junior and Senior year in Corpus Christi, Texas. She tried a few lines of work but by far her favorite job was at the Gulf Coast Humane Society. She had tremendous love for animals. Jessica also loved music. Her favorite places to spend time were at the beach and in the mountains. Any time she spent with family and friends was a true treasure for her. Jessica loved her family and friends deeply and passionately even if she was arguing with them. She always stood up for her beliefs and at the same time had respect for others beliefs. She had a great and crazy sense of humor. Jessica loved cooking, drawing and being creative, especially making jewelry. Jessica will be remembered as a loving and caring soul who lived life fully and brought love and laughter to all the people she knew and many she didn't know. A lot of random acts of kindness came from her.

Left to honor Jessica's life and remember her love are her partner of 9 years, Charles DeSena and their son Syler. Her mother, Kimberly Kannady Atwood, her father Darryl Mitchell and stepmother Mary Jane Mitchell. Her stepfather Mike Atwood. Her "in laws" Duke and Tammy DeSena and their daughter Tanya Miles. Her Brother Joshua Mitchell, half sister Vanessa Mitchell, and half brother Jordan Mitchell. Her grandfather Jack Kannady and her Grandmother Opal Mitchell. Her Aunt Diane Mitchell, Uncle Mike (Cindy) Mitchell, Uncle Kem (Kathy) Mitchell and Uncle Harley Mitchell. Cousins Michelle Kannady, Ariel Kannady, Adria Kannady and Aaron Kannady, Matthew Mitchell and Nick Mitchell. Jessica is preceded in death by Grandma Judy Kannady, Uncle Kyle Kannady, Uncle Jerry Kannady, Cousin Yank Kannady and "stepfather" Rusty Lee Coons.

Family , friends and others whose lives Jessica touched are invited to join us in Ruidoso, New Mexico on December 29, 2017 for a Celebration of Her Life.

A Celebration of her Life will be Friday, December 29, at 6:00 P.M. at the J Bar J Country Church with a potluck dinner to follow. If you can't join but have a story to share or a picture to share or both you can mail to Kimberly Atwood, P.O. Box 7844, Ruidoso, New Mexico 88355 and we will share at her Celebration of Life.

Jessica you will forever remain in our hearts and we will always here you reminding us... "YOLO"


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  1. The Dorer family
    Ruidoso, NM

    We send our condolences to you and your family. We cannot wait until our Heavenly Father will bring our enemy, death, to nothing. 1 Corinthians 15:26

  2. Gerry Casillas Lee
    San Antonio, TX

    Memories of Jessica will always be of her happy warm greetings she gave to me through out the years. I pray the family grab hold of the Faith that we will see her again. God promises of a time when death and sicknesses will be no more. Isaiah 25:8 and also a time when we'll have peace on Earth including with the animals. There Jessica can really enjoy all excotic animals forever. Till then we will keep her in our hearts. Love you Syler sweetie.

  3. Billy and Tery McEntire
    Odem, TX

    Such great sorrow felt for all of her family and friends...
    But, such great rejoicing in Heaven for this beautiful Angel. 💔

  4. Payne Family
    Ruidoso, NM

    We send our sincere condolences to all Friends and Family of Jessica. It's sad, to say the least, to lose a loved one so young. We hope you can find strength in our Heavenly Father's promise to reunite you with her by means of a resurrection when death will be no more. 31 will be just a beginning. Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28-29.
    May you find comfort in the promise now and in the days ahead.

  5. Pam McClellan Hough
    Ruidoso, NM

    May God's grace and peace comfort you.

  6. Lynette Kasovia
    Lancaster, OH

    A true image of her mother and an inspiration to others.

  7. Joann and Suzi Farris
    Midland, TX

    Jessica you lived a short life but you lived a full life. You left your friends with a beautiful smile and many memories. God needed you in Heaven with all the loved ones who await you..Peace be with you.

  8. Kimberly
    Ruidoso, NM

    My beautiful daughter, my baby, my friend, I have loved you since I first laid eyes on you and I will love you until my last breath. My peace is in knowing you no longer struggle and are flying high with a lot of awesome Angels. I will see you when I get there! Love You More... <3 <3 <3

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