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Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA

OBITUARY

Jessica Bayly Murdock

April 6, 1988September 30, 2019
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Jessica Marillyn Bayly Murdock, of Forest, Virginia, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus this Monday, September 30, 2019, after battling a rare form of cancer at the age of 31. Her passing is met with grief and sorrow from her friends, family, and community, but also with joy for the life she has led and the love and laughter she has shared with so many.

Jessica was born on April 6, 1988, in Jacksonville, Florida. The great thrill of her life was becoming a wife and mother, to her husband Justin Murdock and their children Mason Grant, Emma Kate, and Addilyn Grace. She has counted every day with her family as a blessing from the Lord.

A graduate of Liberty University, Jessica’s childhood dream was to be a classroom teacher, and she took great pride in her work nurturing young minds and hearts at Pleasant View and Central Elementary Schools in Amherst, VA. She and her family have worshipped as members of Thomas Road Baptist Church, and Jessica has served the Lord faithfully throughout her life.

Jessica will be dearly missed by her father Michael Bayly and his wife Nancy; her mother Allison John and her husband Jeffery; her sister Anna Brown, her husband Austin, and their son Theodore; and her grandparents Robert and Carolyn Lechner. They are joined and supported by Jessica’s father and mother-in-law, Mark and Teresa Murdock, along with her sister-in-law Kara Harrison, her husband Joshua, and their son Landon.

Family and friends will gather for a service to remember Jessica’s life at 2 pm on Sunday, October 6 in Pate Chapel of Thomas Road Baptist Church, with Pastor Jonathan Falwell officiating. A private interment will be held separately at Virginia Memorial Park.

The family will also receive friends for visitation on Saturday, October 5, from 5 to 7 pm at Whitten Timberlake Chapel. Condolences may be left at whittentimberlake.com.

Memorial contribution's can be made to Jessica's fund at https://www.gofundme.com/f/JessicaMurdock

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joshua Harrison
  • Mark Murdock
  • Stephen Siefert
  • Rob Lechner
  • Mark Bayly
  • Mike Bayly
  • Austin Brown
  • Jeffery John

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, October 6, 2019

Memories

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Amanda Bousman

October 6, 2019

Beautiful service today!

Jessica was one of my favorite college roommates. She always had a beautiful soul and a strong relationship with Jesus. Watching her fall in love with Justin was such an honor those early years. We made so many memories in colorguard, education classes, dorm events, and just hanging out. She will be dearly missed.

Ciera Bierbaugh

October 6, 2019

Jess is such a light her smile and laugh (that giggle) could fill a room. We where in colorguard together and got to go on many adventures outside of band. She was one of the most positive people to be around and she loved deeply. I hope you as a family can find comfort in her salvation and always keep her memory alive! Praying for comfort in this time. Wish I could have made the trip up today.

Bobbi Largen

October 6, 2019

You were a very special teacher to my Brooklyn. Thank you for making her always feel special. Brooklyn always said that your voice was so soft spoken. That is a memory that she will always hold dear in her heart. You will forever be in our hearts. We love you!!!

Nancy & Bryan Small

October 5, 2019

We are so sorry for your loss! May God give you comfort! We are members of Colonial Heights Baptist Church.

Linda Kelly

October 4, 2019

With our deepest condolences to all of Jessica's family and friends. You have all been in many prayers and will continue to be as you face the days ahead..There are no words to relieve you of your pain and I pray God's comfort will surround you beyond measure.
With love and prayers to Jessica's dear family and friends
Linda and Keenan Kelly
(Mike & Nancy's sister and brother in law)

Gina Rawls

October 2, 2019

I will always remember serving as “Band “Mom” for Jessica , Mindy and the other band mates. She was a beautiful child. I pray for her family as I can not imagine the pain. I know that she is whole again in the arms of our Lord. For that, I am grateful.

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