Jessica Dawn Hubbard, 23, joined her Savior on October 28, 2019. She died at her home in Springdale, Arkansas. Jessi was born on February 2, 1996, in Dallas, Texas, to Charles Winston Hubbard and Vicki Charlene Cowan Taunton. She is survived by her parents, her sister Reagan Leigh, her paternal grandmother Donita Hubbard Ritchie, her paternal grandfather Charles Walter Hubbard and wife Joan, her maternal grandmother Terry Cowan Carros, her maternal grandfather Norm Gniewek, her great uncle John Chadwick, her uncle Will Hubbard and wife Nicole, her aunt Tammy Cowan Gattis and husband Tim, her uncle Todd Cowan and wife Dorcas, her uncle Phil Cowan and wife Melinda, her aunt Dawn Cowan Crew, her aunt Karen Ferling and husband Richard, her uncle Steve Ritchie and wife Dee Ann, her uncle Mike Ritchie, and numerous cousins in the Cowan and Hubbard families.
Jessi was a graduate of Guyer High School in Denton, Texas, and a proud member of the color guard in the Wildcat Band. She graduated from Northwest Arkansas Community College in May, 2019, with a Associate of Arts degree. She was on the dean’s list and a member of the National Leadership Society. Upon graduation, she became an assistant teacher at the Elizabeth Richardson Center in Fayetteville, where she loved working with the other teachers and the children in the Monkeys’ class.
Jessi was a faithful and dedicated believer who loved sharing her faith with others and encouraging them to join her at Cross Church in Fayetteville. She had a tender heart for others who had any challenges, whether physical, mental, or emotional and reached out to help them in whatever way she could. She served in the Children’s Ministry at Cross Church, loving and being loved by the second graders.
Jessi had a zest for life which was as infectious as her smile. She had a whimsical sense of humor and was a creatively gifted artist. She treasured time spent with family and friends, sharing her heart openly. Everyone knew she loved Jesus, her church, and her country. She also loved nature, travel, Thanksgiving, animals, music and especially classic country music, fashion, home decor, and fragrances. Jessi was an avid sports fan and loved her Razorbacks with a passion. Most of all, she loved helping others and working with children. She had a sweet spirit and touched the life of everyone who knew her.
To honor Jessi, a donation in her name to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance would be appreciated. (On the TSA Facebook page or by mail to 801 Roeder Rd, Suite 750, Silver Springs, MD 20910.