Jessica Lea Beasley
November 1, 1972 ~ December 24, 2022
Jessica Lea Beasley (November 1, 1972-December 24, 2022) Our beloved Jessica Lea Beasley passed away on December 24, 2022, at her home in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was 50. Jessica (Jess, Jessie, Aunt Jess) entered the world with her twin sister Jennifer on November 1, 1972, in Nashville, TN to Bill and Beverley (Morrison) Beasley. Jessica attended Lipscomb Elementary, Northside Junior High, and Brentwood High School and was a loyal member of Brentwood United Methodist Church’s Sonshine Choir. Jessica graduated BHS in 1991 and enrolled at the University of Tennessee, where she joined Alpha Chi Omega sorority. While at UT, she earned her Master of Science Degree in Education with a minor in Special Education in 1996. Jessica’s life’s work and passion was helping people. She started her career at UT training teachers about inclusion for special-needs students. She later entered the classroom working alongside special-needs students in Knox County and transitioned to working with students facing behavioral and addiction challenges at the Village Academy. She later worked in community outreach with Belew Drugs to help combat the opioid epidemic. Her last role was serving as a successful Team Leader with Chik-Fil-A -in Knoxville. Jessica is remembered as a loving sister, daughter/granddaughter, aunt, and friend who always considered other’s needs before her own and used her personal battles and triumphs over substance abuse to encourage and inspire others to persevere and overcome. She was happiest when surrounded by family and took pride watching her nieces and nephew compete in various sports. Jessica was a “Vol for Life” and lifelong learner with a love of history, trivia, music, sports, and animals, especially her cats, Maggie, Elliot, and Gus. She was a loyal teammate and found pure joy contributing to the teams of which she was a part and working to achieve goals as a team, whether in her role as a twin, a BHS basketball and volleyball manager, a sorority sister, a family member, or a work team. She loved visits to Ponte Vedra Beach and New England to spend time relaxing and enjoying her family, attending concerts and sporting events, especially her beloved Tennessee Volunteers. Jessica’s most valued relationship was that as a child of God and her confidence in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and she grew in her faith alongside dear friends and leaders at Corryton Church. Jessica is survived by her parents, Bill and Beverley Beasley (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL); twin sister Jennifer (Lakeland, TN); brother, Bill (Franklin, TN); sister-in-law, Melissa; nieces, Davis and Cady, nephew, Will; uncle, John (Franklin, TN); aunt, Eve; and first cousin who was like a sister, Melody Crowder (Franklin); and many Beasley and Morrison/Jordan family members whom she cherished. A Celebration of Life: TEAM Jess has been planned for Friday, January 27th, at Brentwood United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family will be from 1-2PM; the service will be from 2-3PM with a reception following the service in the lower level of the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations be made to K9s For Warriors in Memory of Jessica Beasley at support.k9sforwarriors.org/site/TR?team_id=5453&fr_id=1130&pg=team Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104 (615) 857-9955. We proudly remain locally owned & operated.