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In Memory of

Jessie Lea Richards

January 31, 1961 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Jessie Lea Richards (54) of Davenport
Was born January 31st, 1961
Daughter of Sally Smith
A strong & beautiful, independent woman

In a house made of love
She grew up right
Though too smart for her own good
Her future looked bright

She was stunningly beautiful
With a heart made of gold
Destined to be a mother
With children to love and hold

After falling in love
And becoming a wife
She had Leah, Sarah, and Jacob
The loves of her life

For years she managed
To balance family...

Jessie Lea Richards (54) of Davenport
Was born January 31st, 1961
Daughter of Sally Smith
A strong & beautiful, independent woman

In a house made of love
She grew up right
Though too smart for her own good
Her future looked bright

She was stunningly beautiful
With a heart made of gold
Destined to be a mother
With children to love and hold

After falling in love
And becoming a wife
She had Leah, Sarah, and Jacob
The loves of her life

For years she managed
To balance family life and having fun
Strong enough to control it- she thought
Before she knew it, the addiction had won

Consumed with so much guilt
From years lost she couldn't get back
Her demons grew stronger and stronger
Their hold she could not crack

On March 26th, 2015
Family and friends said good bye to Jessie Lea
Though it's sad, it's also comforting
She finally found peace, she's finally free

Jessie was preceded in death by her mother, Sally Smith; and her brother, Dennis Smith Jr. She is survived by her 3 children, Leah, Sarah, and Jacob (Davenport), as well as 3 grandchildren, Aubryana, Lilly, and Izaiah.

Memorial service will be held Monday March 30, 2015 at 2pm at the Runge Mortuary. Online condolences can be left at www.therungemortuary.com