Jessica Elizabeth Delee, age 19, of Slidell, LA, went to be with the Lord Jesus on October 10th, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. Her mom and dad were by her side. Jessica was born in Metairie, LA on February 10th, 2002. She graduated high school at First Baptist Christian School Slidell and attended Northshore Church. With all of Jessica's accomplishments in her short life, her love for Our Lord and Savior Jesus stood out the most. Her love for her family and friends and the love of children was immense. Jessica loved to race her dirt bike and also loved to fish. Jessica was extremely loved and will be missed by all. Jessica is survived by her parents John and Angela DeLee and her grandmother Veronica Nugent. She is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Jessica is preceded in death by her grandparents, Elvis and Christine D. DeLee; grandfather, Earl F. Nugent Sr.; and an uncle, Earl F. Nugent Jr. The family would also like to thank all of the Doctors and Nurses at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, Dr. Jay Zhu and his staff at UT Health and Neurosciences, and Heart of Hospice. Thanks to all of the staff, parents, and children at First Baptist Chrisitan School for all the donations, prayers, support, and mostly all of the love they showed Jessica and our family throughout her journey. Thanks to all of our loving family, dear friends, and dear race family. Everyone of you are a blessing from God. Memorial donations can be made in Jessica's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, or checks to support Dr. Zhu's brain cancer research can be mailed to: UT Health, Office of Development, 7000 Fannin Street, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77030, In Honor of Jessica DeLee. If you prefer to make a gift online, go to https://giving.uth.edu/donate
. There will be an option to note that it is for Dr. Jay Zhu's Brain Tumor Research. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Northshore Church, 310 Kensington Blvd, Slidell, LA 70458 on Saturday October 16th, 2021 at 11:00am. Interment to follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation at the church on Saturday after 9:00 am until funeral time. Please visit www.honakerforestlawn.com
to sign guestbook. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.
Published by The Times-Picayune from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, 2021.