Celebration of life for Jessica Beasley Colbert, age 29, of Fayetteville, TN, was conducted Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 12 noon at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church with Dr. Jon Hathcock and Rev. Jay Strother officiating with music provided by Jeremy and Mary Beth Johnson. The burial service followed in Lebanon Cemetery. Mrs. Colbert passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
Mrs. Colbert was a native of Williamson County, TN, the daughter of Linda (Tom) Blough and Tony (Susan) Beasley. She was a homemaker, a member of the Brentwood Baptist Church and she attended Fayetteville First Baptist Church with her husband and children. She was a graduate of Centennial High School in Franklin, TN and of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She earned her Bachelor of Business degree in Management.
Survivors include her husband Jay Colbert, children Charlie Grace Colbert, James Gray Colbert all of Fayetteville, TN, mother and step-father Linda and Tom Blough of Franklin, TN, father and step-mother Tony and Susan Beasley of Antioch, TN, sister Rebekah Haynes and husband Michael of Johnson City, TN, brother Brian Blough and wife Nicky of Arkport, NY, grandmothers Charlene Morrison of Brentwood, TN, Jane Beasley of Greeneville, KY, nieces and nephews Layla, Nash and Scarlett Haynes, Delia Blough, Max Smith, Tanner Synder, and Brittany Drazen, in-laws Dr. Jim and Jean Colbert of Fayetteville, TN, sister-in-law Mary Beth Colbert of Nashville, TN, grandmothers-in-law Maureen Ables and Shelby Colbert both of Fayetteville, TN. Survivors also include “adopted” sisters, Denise Fernandes of Brazil, and Heather Williams of Chattanooga, TN, and many, many friends.
Jessica was a young woman full of life and lived each day to the fullest. She loved everyone and was a devoted friend to all. She loved to dance, sing (especially in the car), giraffes, free pie Wednesdays, and shoes. She loved going on mission trips to Brazil and to Moldova. She loved her husband and her two children with all her heart and soul. Most importantly, she loved her Lord Jesus and her life was a reflection of that devotion.
Visitation with the family was Friday, January 20, 2017 from 4 until 8 p.m. and Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Fayetteville First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Colbert Family Children’s Fund at First National Bank or the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Humane Society.
Dear Jay and Family,
It breaks my heart to hear of your loss. This is one of those times our hearts just ache and ask “why?”
Yet, in the midst of that we still know God is Love and He is still Sovereign. Sometimes He takes sickness out of a person and sometimes He takes the person out of sickness. I am glad the Apostle Paul called death a departure. Jessica has left here to go there…heaven. You will see her agsin. God will provide for you and your little ones. You will continue in my prayers as you pass through this grieving process. There will come a better day and Jessica will rejoice when that happens. Love in Jesus.
We are sorry to hear about your loss. Sickness has robbed us of our loved ones resulting in their death. May these scriptures bring you all comfort. Isaiah 33:24 promises ,”And no resident will say: “I am sick.” The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error.” When Jesus was on earth he healed the sick and raised the dead. At John 11:25 “Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” What a wonderful hope we can look forward to and may God strengthened you in the days ahead.
May God bless your entire family during this time! Our prayers will continue for your family to have peace and comfort . Our God is awesome and will give you that comfort and fulfill ever y need.
All our Christian love!
My prayers and love go to all those who knew what a beautiful, kind,loving, giving, loyal, and full of life person Jessica was. May her children grow up knowing how she loved them and what a wonderful woman she was.
Prayers of strength, peace and comfort
A beautiful flower has been picked from the earth. You will truly be missed Jessica.
Linda, Jessica was such a beautiful girl, we are so very sorry. Our prayers are with your family during this terrible loss.
Our hearts are saddened. May God give you the peace and strength necessary for your families.
Know that our prayers are with you.
Praying for everyone. Please know our hearts are heavy for you all. God bless and watch over you, Jay, and your precious babies, Charlie and Gray.
My heart hurts as I know your family and Jessica’s are all heartbroken. I have know Linda, Tom, Jessica and Bekah for a long time. Jessica’s contagious smile will be missed. Lean on God for comfort and understanding. Blessings,
Jay: I am so sorry for the loss of Jessica. You have been in my thoughts and prayers for the last several weeks. Keep your faith and look to our heavenly Father for guidance. God bless, Janice and Brent Gregory
Jay and Family, words fail me as to the hurt I feel in my heart for the loss of your dear loved one. It’s times like these that we lest understand God but need him the most. Take solace in his word … “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding.” Love to all of you, and I will continue to pray that your hearts be comforted…
Tony, I’m so sorry.
Tony, you and your family are in my thoughts. I’m so sorry for this unimaginable loss. Love you friend.
I never got the opportunity to meet my cousin, Jessica. From what I have seen and read, she was a martyr of her family and loved by each person she encountered. Prayers and love flow abundantly from our hearts and thoughts.
We did not know this family but we can see and hear the love for her from her husband and children. She is too young to leave this earth but she is in a better home. May the Lord give Jay strength and courage through the difficult times ahead. May He wrap his arms around the young children at all times. Our sympathy to this family.
Linda, I am sorry. I can’t believe this is real. I will be pray for you all.
Our prayers continue with the family. Linda, know of love for you and hope to see you soon.
So sorry for the heartbreak your family is experiencing now … and will for a long time. I cannot even imagine what you are going through.
I know you will find peace eventually and the sun will shine in your lives again … those precious babies will help and they need you all so very much.
Blessings of peace and comfort on all of the family. God will grant you this.
You do not know me, but I have followed Jessica’s story … and am heartbroken. I am a mother of 3 daughters and 2 adult granddaughters so to put myself where you are …. I cannot even imagine the pain you are suffering.
I am praying for all the family.
“Those who love the Lord, never see each other for the last time.”
Our thoughts and sympathy for Jay and their children. We r also praying for both the Colbert and Beasley family…Praying for comfort, guidance and direction. Luv all of you very much!
Please know that I and many others from your Haywood Hills Church are praying for all of you. May God give you peace and comfort.
May the angels welcome you to paradise.
Praying for healing power for this wonderful family And there steadfast love for God
Our hearts break for your family. Thoughts and prayers for everyone, especially those sweet children and Jay.
Jay and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.
Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
SHBC South Dakota Team
Jessica is not only my BEAUTIFUL niece, but also a very loving & caring young lady who loved life, her young family, but mostly she loved the Lord & I have no doubt Jesus opened his arms wide open on Tues. Jan. 17.
Jessica will be missed but never forgotten.
Go be w/the angels, Jessica & be Charlie & Grays guardian angel always & keep them safe.
We ALL love you,
Aunt Tina & your cousins,
Chris & Catie
Sorry jay for your loss u are in our hearts and prayers
Praying for your precious family…
Keeping this beautiful family in my prayers. They have a true guardian angel to watch over them.
Our prayers are going up for your family during this difficult time. GOD walks forever by your side!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We know God is with you during this time of sorrow.
May our Sovereign Lord be with you and your family now and always. Prayers continue.
Your life was a blessing, your memory a tressure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
God bless you all.
Praying for the FAMILY
Jessica was beautiful! I’m so heartbroken for Jay & the children/ family! I will continue to pray for the family!
Praying for peace, comfort, love and healing
Prayers of comfort and peace during this time. Tony and Susan thank you for being my friends
My heart just breaks for this young loving family. May God keep His arms around you and the children and comfort you in this time of need.
Praying for all of you during this difficult loss.
Praying for the entire family. May the Lord carry you all through this difficult time. Love and peace sent your way.
Jessica was a beautiful soul, full of life and goodness. That light will continue to burn bright in the lives of her precious children. Take comfort in their presence, love them with all your hearts, fill their hearts with stories of their amazing mother. Hold them dear and love them hard. Love each other and know that Jessica will always be with you, in your heart and in your wonderful memories. The pain of loosing her will be go away, but the memories will keep her close. With love and prayers.
Tony, my heart breaks for you and your family. You and all are in my prayers.
So very sorry for your loss. Praying for Jessica’s family and friends that God brings you all love, peace and comfort.
Our Hearts go out to all of the Family .May God wrap his arms around each of you during this most difficult time. god has gained another Angel!
Your family will remain in our prayers.
So extremely sorry for the loss of Mrs. Jessica! Our hearts and prayers go out to each of y’all during this time and the days ahead! May God bring each comfort through the days.
We are just in shock and stunned. So terrible to be taken at such a young age. A bright light has been lost. Praying for your family and all her friends.
My heart is so heavy for you all. I will keep you in my prayers. Love to you all.
With loving memories bring you comfort.
Such a sweet girl and lovely family – our hearts are broken but rejoicing she is healed in Heaven. We love you, Susan and Ricky Gulley, Rachel and Jeffrey
I am praying for my American family. May God comfort you. With love!
May God’s love surround each of you now and in the days to come. My sincere sympathy to all of you.
Our prayers are with Jay and all the family. Thankful for all the wonderful people in your life that is there to support you. Jessica will be missed.
You don’t know me, but your tragic loss has touched my heart. I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful wife, daughter, mother, and friend, and I wish I had the words that would ease your pain, but I don’t. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers, and may God give you strength, comfort, and peace during your sorrow.
My heart and prayers go out for your entire family.
May god shed his grace on thee.
There are no words to express the loss.Let me know if you ever need me love in Christ, Jill smith?
Our hearts go out to you. Jessica was a lovely young woman with a fierce love for her family. We work with Jessica’s mom Linda. Linda is a wonderful woman that has raised a tremendous daughter. Our hope and prayer for the family is that they can always remember the wonderful times they had with Jessica even though they were short and to know that she did have a strong and memorable impact on this earth. She is in Gods hands now which is truly the best place to be. Love and prayers. The Precision Testing Laboratory family
May God bless this family. They’ve been through so much.
Rest in peace beautiful angel.
So sorry for your loss.prayers for you and family
Jessica was a shining light in a world so dark at times. She was a role model for us all and though we are devastated to lose here here on earth, she is with our Lord, dancing in heaven . May God watch over and bless and protect her husband two young children and all of her beloved family and friends now and forever.
The Fullington Family
“For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.”
Sweetheart…how lucky were those who shared life with you! I know you changed many lives and you carried out your purpose in the time you lived on earth. You’ve touched my life in the past weeks. I am praying your family is comforted.
Our hearts and prayers are with your families at this sorrowful time . God is with you. Blessings ,
Dean, Sallyann , and Jennifer Storer
Praying for your family. Every time I went to see Dr. J , he had bright eyes and always smiling. You are in my family’s thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and care continue for all of Jessica’s family and friends. Please know how much this community here for you during this most difficult time.
Praying for this sweet family in such a dark time may God hold you close
I will never forget Jessica’s kindness. May God give her eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.
Deep Sympathy as we share your grief and pray for God’s Love and His Peace to find the hearts and lives of all of Jessica’s family and friends.
Deep Sympathy as we share your grief and pray for God’s Love and His Peace to find the hearts and lives of all of Jessica’s family and friends.
Blessed are those who mourn…they will be comforted. You have a guardian angel looking over you.
Praying that God will sustain your family during this time of unimaginable sorrow. My deepest condolences.
I’m praying for Jessica’s family to feel all the love of everyone that has been touched by this beautiful Mommy and Wife. May God give you His peace that surpasses all human understanding.
Holding you all in prayer. We will always remember Jessica and smile, as she brightened everyone’s lives.
I’m praying for Jessica’s family to feel all the love and prayers being said for them. I didn’t know Jessica but I have been touched by the faith and love shared by her family. May God grant you His peace that surpasses our human understanding.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I don’t understand why this had to happen, but I do know that this community loved Jessica and that everyone wants only the best now for her family. God bless you all.
I am so sorry for this family’s loss. Jessica was an amazing human being, and will be missed by so many. We will be praying for her young children and family.
I’m so sorry for what y’all are going through! My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Big hugs praying for all.
Covering your family in prayer. I’m so very sorry.
So sorry for the loss of such a beautiful lady. God needed a beautiful angel to be at his side.
Tony, you and your family are in our prayers. To lose such a beautiful daughter, is beyond words. God must have needed a new angel to watch over you and your family. Again, Mike and I are sorry for your loss.
Prayers for you and your family. May God comfort you in your time of need.
We are keeping your family in our thought and prayers. May God comfort you all.
In only the short time I knew her the one thing I remembered above all was her laughter that was brought to her by her husband Jay and children. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.
Jay sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers
May God Bless this Family at this most difficult time…My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Praying His peace and comfort will cover this beautiful family.
Prayers for you all in the days ahead….May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
My heart goes out to all your families and friends. May God give you peace in the future. Know that you are in my prayers and in my heart.?
Our hearts are so sad for you and your family. We have you in our prayers and thoughts and ask for peace and comfort during these dark days of broken hearts and lives. We know God is with you and will help and guide you.
Love and prayers,
Robert and Judy Strope
Our prayers go up for the family in this time of sorrow.