A bright, shining, lighthouse in this sea of life has shown it’s final glow in our world. Our beloved Jessica Carolyn Mary (Williams) Riley has joined her Grandfather(Leroy Elton Berg)and Grandmother(Mary Elder Berg)in heaven on June 27, 2018.
She was the beautiful Daughter of Carolyn Mary Goodmon and special Step-Daughter of Randal Goodmon. She came into this world with a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye on July 6, 1984. She explored life with the true grit and determination of her Grandmother - working on set designs in high school for Cocoa Village Playhouse, after high school working very hard in Vermont to save up the money for a trek through Europe all on her own, putting herself through college and raising her happy, delightful little boy, Miles Gregory Schaefer.
She loved life with a zest and flair from her drawings and designs, to sky diving, to mudding, to her never ending love of the sun, surf (gidget) and sea. Her artistic talents were plentiful and boundless. She approached everything with zeal and enthusiasm and loved her entire family with her entire heart and soul.
Though her light that guided so many may have dissipated in her, it burns brightly and fiercely in her Son, Miles Gregory Schaefer, her loving and supportive Mother, Carolyn Goodmon, her kind and compassionate Stepfather, Randal Goodmon, her friend and Father to their son, Gregory Schaefer, Sue (Grandma) and John (Pop Pop) Schaefer, her G’ma Nancy Goodmon and G’pa Bill Goodmon, half sister and brother, Kate Nudel and Patrick Goodmon, Aunts; Becky Day and Patricia Van Vonderen, Uncles; Chris Berg and Tim Berg, her many cousins; Chris Day, April Harkness, Sara Donovan, Scott Van Vonderen, Philip Van Vonderen, Max Van Vonderen, Jonathan Berg, Andrew Berg, Ben Berg, Casey Manning, Elizabeth Day, Emma Day, Alex Day, and Ansley Donovan. We will miss you forever my sweet pea. And though no longer physically here, your bright, shining, light ,burns vigorously in each of us, and the many you have touched and guided in this life.