My Daughter, My Angel ~ Jessica Tarver

by Sharon Washington
(Ellenwood, Ga USA)

This picture graces the back windshield of my car

This picture graces the back windshield of my car

My Daughter, 8-30-84, My Angel, June 1, 2009, Jessica, passed away on June 1, 2009 at the tender age of 24. She served in the United States Air Force, was a graduate of Woodham High School in Pensacola, Florida and was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she lived for four years of her life, but would visit often.

She contracted an infection while serving in Iraq and was diagnosed in 2007 here in Atlanta with a very rare disease called Still's disease which is a form of rheumatoid arthritis. It mimicks a couple of diseases, one of which is lupus. It attacked her immune system.

She was hospitalized once with a urinary tract infection and her blood pressure dropped to the point she had to be given a medication called Levophed and Janet I'm sure with you being a nurse you've probably heard of it.

Well after the administration of this medication she had to have a bilateral below the knee amputation of both her legs. She spent almost a year in San Antonio, TX for rehab and she learned to not only walk with prostheses, but in heels!

She got sick probably two or three more times in San Antonio to the point they had to administer the Levophed again for the last time and from what I understand, in a very weak voice she reminded them that it was the Levophed that took her legs. When she received her amputation, she told me and others, "her legs got to heaven before she did".

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May 24, 2014
consolences
by: Cynthia Tarver

I am truly saddened for your loss and my prayers are with you and your family. I am on FB searching for family members and saw your post here. If you don't mind contacting me my email is...cyntar556@gmail.com and again im on FB..just Google Cynthia Tarver. I admin a GROUP TARVER' IN THE MILITARY and would love to honor and give salutes.
Sincerely
cynthia Tarver

Feb 25, 2014
Angel on Earth
by: R.J.

Jessica is one of the most loving fun to be around down to earth caring souls i have ever met and will ever met..she will always Be in my heart and mind forever...not a few days ever go by that i don't think of her and her loving sweet personality that can light up any room...she was very close and dear to me and don't know if i will ever meet another soul so special not just to me but everyone she came in contact with...love her remember her always forever....

Jun 18, 2012
To Joe Barnhart
by: Sharon

Thank you so much for your kind words. I've wondered about you over the years. I pray all is well. Please feel free to reach out to me, I would love to share my story. Please go to my website www.sharonkiddwashington.com or my email is jst14324@gmail.com

Apr 12, 2012
My heart is broken
by: Joe Barnhart

Just found this Sharon she was beautyful I am very sorry for your loss. Hope you and your family are well.
Joe Barnhart

May 29, 2011
Remebering
by: Wayne Knight

Wow, I cant believe this! I just found out about the passing and I have a heavy heart. I remember Jessica back in Tech School in San Antonio. Every time I would see her at PT she would always comment about my eyes. Saying you have pretty eyes! LOL! Her smile was infectious!!! We became really good friends. Even after she left Tech School and she went home for a couple of weeks before leaving for Japan, Jessica came back to San Antonio to see me for a couple of days. At that time I knew she would be a life long friend! Jess you will be missed but I know you are looking down upon us with that beautiful smile!!!

May 10, 2011
Each day is gift
by: Anonymous

I never met Jessica, I knew her little brother. I just noticed that her birthday was one day before mine. Mine is August 29, 1970. The age difference is a reminder to me that age doesn't matter when it comes to passing away. I have always heard how positive Jessica was. I truly understand how precious life is, my father passed 17 days after Jessica, and I didn't hear about her until later. God is awesome and makes no mistakes. Remember each day is a gift.

May 10, 2011
I THANK YOU....
by: Angel

It is a blessing to have met you! Your strength is amazing...your faith unshakable!! I am so glad to know someone who believes..someone who gives credit to our God despite the trials thus understanding we all serve a mighty purpose. THANK YOU SO MUCH for allowing, preparing and encouraging Jessica to serve hers... thank you for being so unselfish.... May God grant you more and more strength with each and every passing day.

May 10, 2011
Godspeed
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry for your loss. Godspeed as you heal and grieve. God Bless you and your family.

May 10, 2011
Angel indeed
by: Terrell hooks

She was truly a angel, she kept a smile on her face that brighten up the room!!! Miss her..rest in Heaven my friend

May 09, 2011
For your family
by: Anonymous

I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing her story with others. You have every right to be proud of the strong and courageous daughter. May God bless you and your family.

Feb 02, 2010
I share your grief
by: Suzette

I share your grief. My son Carl was 25 when he was killed by a wrong way drunk driver, in Dallas, TX. He died the same day (6/1/09) your daughter did.

I miss him more than any words can express. It is a struggle to get through each day without him.

You have every reason to be proud of your daughter. What a courageous young woman you raised!

May you find some peace.

Feb 02, 2010
Thank You
by: Sharon

Anna, Thank you so much for your comments. God Bless you and your family. My daughter and my son both were and are honored to be a part of this great country and to contribute their time.

God bless you and your family.

Feb 02, 2010
Thank You
by: Anonymous

Anonymous, thank you so much for your comments. It really means a lot to me to know that there are others out there who read about my Jess and saw fit to express their sympathy. Please continue to pray for my two boys, well Chauncey my oldest is in the Army and is due to be home this month. Thank God. Avery 16, 17 in March. Many blessings to you.

Sharon

Jan 30, 2010
Thank you!
by: Anna

Dear Sharon,

My sincerest sympathy to you on the great loss of your beautiful daughter. She sounds like she was a class act, and a courageous girl, and I know you will miss her always.

I would like to thank her and you for the huge sacrifice you have made in service to our country. She paid the ultimate price for her decision to help us all. For that I thank you both.

May you one day find peace and happiness again. I think Jessica would want you to. And you will see her again!

Blessings and love to you and your family.
Anna

Jan 29, 2010
SHARON, FOR DAUGHTER JESSICA
by: Anonymous

DEAR SHARON,
I WANTED TO EXPRESS MY SYMPATHY TO YOU ON THE LOSS OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER.

FOR HER CONTRIBUTION TO HER COUNTRY, AND THEN HER ILLNESS, THE LOSS OF HER LEGS AND YET SHE KEPT
ON GOING. WHAT A TERRIFIC PERSON SHE WAS.
YOU MUST BE VERY PROUD. REMEMBER HER WITH LOVE AND FONDNESS. I FEEL A GREAT HONOR FOR HER AND FOR YOU. MY LOVE AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

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