Jessica Dawn Parker Pyles, 36, of Hahira, Ga., died Tuesday, August 12, in Madison, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born on August 10, 1978 in Boston, Mass. and had lived in this area for many years. She was a registered nurse currently employed at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville and Madison County Memorial Hospital in Madison, and formerly at South Georgia Medical Center. Jessica was a Crossfit enthusiast and loved singing and dancing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her husband, children and extended family in her home. Jessica was a sacrificial person, having helped her husband raise three of his siblings after the death of their mother. As a nurse, she was a wonderful patient advocate.
Survivors include her husband, Joe Pyles; her daughter, Cora Blossom Pyles; and her son, Dominic Hunter Pyles, all of Hahira, her parents: Jim and Pat Parker, of Valdosta; two brothers and a sister-in-law: Nat and Clare Parker, of Jacksonville and Chris Parker of Cincinnati, Ohio; her sister, Alicia Parker of Valdosta; her grandmother, Barbara Massey, of Fresno, Calif.; aunts and uncles: Pam and Hank Delcore, of Fresno, Calif. and Tom and Kathy Massey of Marshville, Mass.; her father in law, Ted Pyles, of Valdosta; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws: Jesse, Elle, Lydia, Chuck, Tessa, Jude, Rhaposdy, Davey, Micah, Liz, Chrissy, Audrey and Ricky and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 16, at 3 p.m., in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. The family requests that those who attend visitation and services please dress casual. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pyles Memorial Fund, c/o Heritage Bank of the South, P. O. Box 3880, Valdosta, Ga. 31604. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.mclanecares.com, Carson McLane Funeral Home.