Jessica Nicole Palmer passed away Monday morning, on March 25, 2019, at her home in Spring Hill, TN. Jessica married the man she loved, Robert Marth on June 1, 2018, who passed away 10 days later, on June 10, 2018. Jessica is survived by her son Austin daughter Grace, parents, Jim & Denise Wood and Archie Ferguson, brothers, Jason Wood, Nathan Wood, grandparents, Edward & Maureen Stoff and Marian Ferguson, as well and many aunts & uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Jessica was an open book with her battle of addiction which started as a young teenager and made devasting choices that would lead to lifelong struggles and heartache. Nobody asks or wants to be an addict, it can happen to anyone. However, Jessica was so much more than her addiction. As a child, Jessica was the sweetest girl, with a happy go lucky personality. She was a treasure and was loved deeply, with so much promise and yet she still died from drug toxicity (a laced drug with fentanyl, she took unknowingly). She will be deeply missed.
Jessica loved her children, Austin & Gracie, God, her family, reading, writing, drawing and spending time with family and friends. Jessica could light a room with her smile, and her laugh was contagious. Jessica had a grateful spirit, was spunky, fun had a great sense of humor and was fiercely protective of those she loved and she loved. Jessica was a believer of God and witnessed many miracles of God’s love and grace for her throughout her life.
Jessica knew the love of God and His magnificent grace. She knew how deeply her family loved her, that we always held onto the hope and were by her side every step of the way while she sought recovery. Jessica attended treatment several times and desperately wanted her life back. She longed to be able to be a good mother to her children. Jessica was currently clean and sober and attending a 5 day a week intensive program, but relapsed Sunday evening, which lead to an accidental overdose. Jessica wanted to live. Her journal entries were always about trying harder, getting closer to God, and praying for the chains that had a strong hold on her.
She had dreams to watch her son & daughter grow, and fought hard all the way until the end, but couldn't break the chains of this demon that's wiping out a generation. Addiction will take hold and destroy anyone in its path including the families and people who love them. Addiction hides in the faces of everyday people all around us. Jessica isn't just another statistic or just "another one gone too soon", she was a beautiful young woman and can never be replaced. Her family and friends will forever mourn her absence.
A private family “Celebration of Life” will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019
A "Celebration of Life" for family and friends will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Edinburg, NY - Time & Location to be announced at a later date.