A motorcycle accident unfortunately claimed the life of Jackie Jessup, real name Jacqueline Tyler Jessup, on May 3, 2017, a member of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce in Georgia. Having previously battled and overcome thyroid and breast cancer, her death was unfortunate.
Timothy Jessup, who luckily survived the collision with only injuries, was driving with Jessup at the time of the disaster. The term “happiness” could have a bitter meaning in his life because he lost his wife in the accident and now has to live without her and raise his children alone.
A cancer survivor herself, Jessup received a small tribute when money was raised for America’s Susan G. Komen Foundation during her funeral.
What happened to Jackie Jessup?
According to Jackie Jessup’s obituary, written in her honor by Dignity Memorial, she and her husband Timothy Jessup were killed in a car accident on May 3, 2017 that claimed their lives. She unfortunately died at the age of 47 as she was born in 1969.
Despite having a natural passion for motorcycling, Jackie, who lives in Dekalb County, Georgia, was unaware that her hobby would ultimately prove fatal. Her attitude and enthusiasm to enjoy life is/was well known among her friends and family. Jackie enjoyed her free time with her family and friends, as well as going to the beach and other outdoor activities. She couldn’t use things for a long time because she tragically passed away.
Additionally, knowing that she has battled thyroid and breast cancer is disturbing. No one ever thought that a tragic accident would result in her dying due to the chronic illness she fought and overcame.
Motorcycle accident Death of Jackie Jessup
According to reports, Jackie Jessup was not alone at the scene of the accident. She was there with her husband Timothy Jessup, who was physically injured in the accident but survived. Her husband and family were devastated and in tears by the accident that claimed Jackie Jessup’s life.
Jackie’s funeral arrangements were made at the Haisten Funeral Home in McDonough on May 7, 2017, according to the obituary released by Dignity Memorial. From the same obituary, Jackie enjoyed an active social life during her lifetime and her family isn’t the only ones who will miss her.
Jackie was a life member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 1115, as well as the Community Bible Church, the NRA, and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. Because of her professional and social activities, she must have had friendly relationships with many people, and her early death destroyed many of those relationships.
Jackie Jessup Personal Life – Husband and Family
Jackie was married with children and stepchildren of her own. Dakota David Tyler and Lauren Elizabeth Tyler, the two children she had with Timothy Jessup, were born to them together. Timothy must have been married to Jackie before as she also had two stepchildren, Kristin and Kara Jessup.
Jackie was born to mother Edna and father Jack Hartwell Smith, which adds to her family background. Her mother eventually married her stepfather, Don Gilmer, after her father died prematurely. There are no children in Jackie’s family. She has two brothers, Randy J. Smith and Richard Thomas Dukes, and one sister, Joyce Ann Smith.
Arnie and Susie Norton are also the names of their mother-in-law and father-in-law.