Jessica Simone (Boatright) Bledsoe was born February 24, 1981, at home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to Mark and Barbara Boatright. She passed away September 4, 2020, at Mercy St. Francis in Mountain View, Missouri, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 39 years, six months, and 11 days of age.
Jessica was homeschooled all twelve grades and later continued her education by taking writing courses at Ozark Mountain Technical College.
She gave her life to Christ and was baptized when she was 18 years old. Many will remember Jessica as a member of the Celtic Christian band “The Boatrights” where she first began to use her love of music in ministry to Christ. Her love for music and serving family and others found fulfillment in her church life. She was an active member of Mountain Grove Family Church where she served as worship leader as well as one of the leaders of the teen youth group. Her passion for serving others never diminished.
Jessica married the love of her life, Danny Bledsoe, on July 28, 2007, in Mountain Grove, Missouri. She completely embraced Danny’s children, Bryson, Karli, and Morgan. Recently she found great joy in being called “Mimi” by Karli’s children, Tuff and Hadley. On October 8, 2009, Danny and Jessica welcomed their daughter, Camryn. She was the greatest joy in Jessica’s life.
Jessica was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Eugene Boatright; her maternal grandparents, Clause and Joanne Miller; and one nephew, Nicolas Tantone.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Bledsoe, and her daughter, Camryn, of their home in Mountain Grove; her stepchildren, Bryson Massey of Cabool, Missouri, Karli Massey and Morgan Bledsoe, both of Houston, Missouri; two grandchildren, Tuff and Hadley Haddock; her parents, Mark and Barbara Boatright of Mountain Grove; four sisters, Tamara Hart and husband Chuck of Mountain Grove, Lisa Tantone and husband Vince and Amanel Humphreys and husband Justin, all of Republic, Missouri, and Taysha Law and husband Greg of Nineveh, Indiana; four brothers, Matthew Boatright and wife Abby of Huggins, Missouri, Chayil Boatright and wife Rachel of Seymour, Missouri, Erek Boatright and wife Jesci of Mountain Grove, and Chanan Boatright and wife Emily of Mansfield, Missouri; one grandmother, Mary Boatright of Sun City, Arizona; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Daniel and Pam Bledsoe of Seymour; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Shelby Bledsoe of Rogersville, Missouri; eleven nieces, thirteen nephews, and many other relatives, friends, and church family. She was loved and will be missed by so many.
Memorial services were held Friday, September 11, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. at Mountain Grove Family Church with Pastor Terry Ramming officiating. Song selections were “Light Up This Moment,” “You Know My Name,” “Your Love Will Never Leave Me” and “Into The Sea (It’s Going To Be Ok)”. Burial was in Hart Family Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Grove Family Church Youth Group. Cremation was under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.