Jessica M. Yancey, 37, of Belleville, IL, born Saturday, December 10, 1983, in Belleville, IL, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021; at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.
After spending sixteen weeks in the ICU, Jessica left for heaven on October 2, 2021. She was absolutely precious and the best daughter I could have ever asked for. She was a strong, beautiful, innocent, and an extremely loving person. She loved to hug everyone that came within her reach, even strangers. She touched many people’s hearts with her hugs. Strangers would say, with tears in their eyes, “Thanks, I needed that.” She loved life and got a big kick out of everything. She laughed easily and was known to always have a big, beautiful smile on her face. She expressed herself in unique ways and got everything she wanted without ever saying a word. She stayed young at heart and because of that, it helped everyone around her enjoy life even more.
Thank you to all the nurses, doctors, secretaries, respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, housekeeping staff, and everyone else that took care of her (us) on 8300 ICU at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Thank you to all those who prayed for her and to all the chaplains that took care of our spiritual needs as well.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Maternal grandparents: John and Shirley Yancey
Surviving are her:
- Mother: Carole “Dee” Yancey of Belleville, IL
- Brother: John (Jen Royer) Yancey of Mascoutah, IL
- Uncle: John (Diana) Yancey of Chesapeake, VA
- Nieces and nephew
- Dear cousins
Please feel free to share your stories, memories.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Family of Jessica Yancey c/o Carole Yancey.
Funeral: Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.