Jessica Kay Gall

July 27, 1990 ‒ July 01, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Jessica Kay Gall, age 26, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born on July 27, 1990 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of William and Karen (Lamb) Gall. Jess was a 2009 graduate of Mount Vernon High School where she excelled in basketball, softball and volleyball where she earned MVP honors her senior year. Jess was also selected as the 2009 Homecoming Queen for Mount Vernon High School.

Jess was a 2014 graduate of Rio Grande University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a minor in Business. She was also a member of the Rio Grande University soccer, basketball and softball teams.

Jess was a kind hearted soul that always found the best in others. She never met a stranger and was always willing to help others out before asking for anything in return. “Competitive” is an adjective that could be used to describe her. Whether it was an interscholastic school game, co-ed softball game with friends or just a simple family game, Jess was going to win. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

Besides her parents she is survived by her brother Willie (Savanah Hernandez) Gall of Mount Vernon.

Jess was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents; Louis and Marguerite Gall; maternal grandparents, C.J. and Betty Lamb.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday July 9, 2017 beginning at 3 p.m. at the Central Christian Church, 17833 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Mr. Ken Springer and Mr. Andy Beatty will be officiating.

Memorial contributions in Jess’s name may be made to Arms of an Angel Foundation, 1485 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is handling arrangements for the family of Jessica Kay Gall.

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  • I am so sorry for your loss. The grief that we experience when we lose a loved one is one of the most difficult things we go through. Please take comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father cares for you and sees your pain. (1 Peter 5:7) He lovingly promises us a hope for the future found at Revelation 21:3 & 4. Meditating on this hope may help you to cope during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you all.

  • Karen & William….Casey, Howard and I were so sorry and heartbroken to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter. We all have very good memories of the summer the girls played softball together and Casey enjoyed spending time with your family. I know nothing will ever heal this pain but hopefully your heart will be full of the good times. Each and every moment with our families is precious because we are not promised tomorrow.

    Just take one day at a time. That’s all you can do

    Howard, Patty and Casey Pontius

  • I loved Jess. I will miss her , I feel like the world has lost a truly bright light. I pray for the family for peace for comfort , and i always remember her telling me I have the best family in the world. Rest in peace beautiful girl.

  • I am so truly sorry for your loss! A young, beautiful life, ended too soon! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers! May Jessica now rest in peace in the arms of the angels!

  • my sincerist condolences along with I’m sorry for your loss jess was an amazing basketball player and a friend to many I’ll miss her

  • I am so sorry for the lost to this wonderful family! I have known the Gall family since I was 10 years old. Me and Jess played softball together and she was always a little firecracker on the field! I remember traveling around from city to city, state to state, and Big Willie always made sure us girls kept a smile on our faces! No doubt, that’s exactly where Jess got it from! She always made everything a good time! Those are memories I will never forget! I pray this family can find peace in this awful situation! Rest In Peace!

  • I am so sorry your family had to go through something like this. You have been wonderful friends. I can say Jess was always kind to me and made it a point to say “hi” and smile. The Co-ed Softball League will not be the same for me. I pray for her soul and take solace in knowing her struggles on Earth are over. Rest In Peace beautiful child.

    I will not be able to make it to the service because we have Co-Ed League that day. I did allow teams to reschedule games to attend. Please know I love you and I will be there in spirit. If their is anything I can do just ask.

  • Our Prayers for comfort and peace we extend to all those during this time of grief. We Pray that into his arms He has received her and with those arms he comforts all those who are experiencing the loss. Willie and Karen, my thoughts are with you and in the coming days may God be with you and give you strength.

  • I am so sorry for the family of the beautiful young lady. She was always nice and helpful to others. Rest in peace beautiful angel

  • Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The Gilardi family

  • We reflect to when jess was a little girl on the ball fields playing ball sometimes with or girls and sometimes against. Whichever way it was she was always happy and ready to take a win. My heart breaks for you all. God bless you and give you courage and strength.

  • I’m very sorry for your loss. Jessica was the type of girl I always looked up to. She has a heart of gold. We didn’t really hang out but I always said hey to her and asked how she was doing. She will be greatly missed.

  • I so sorry for your loss. Jess was a wonderful person, a wonderful teammate, and a great friend. We met in college and She always had my back. She cares so much for others, and her smile was contagious. She is missed so much

  • We didn’t really get to hang out since school we had gym and choir togather she was a great friend always happy and outgoing. She got to meet my son a few weeks ago and he loved her wish I would of got a pic it was cute she will greatly be missed she was for sure a great friend!!

  • It absolutely broke my heart to hear of Jess’ passing. Throughout high school I always knew her as a kind a soul with a friendly smile. May she Rest In Peace and may her family find comfort and solace in each other and the love of our community.

  • During the season of fireflies a light in the world was gone
    I shall remember her glow each summer’s night
    Glad to have seen such wonders and delight
    An illuminated teardrop
    Flashing, flashing, one more summer’s night
    Love, Joy, Sorrow intertwined.

    Don, Julie, Aleta, Janelle, our arms around you.

  • Condolences and Prayers to all the Families and Friends, I’m sure Father God has her hand in hand right now telling her now life is just begone.
    Love and Prayers
    Rick and Shela Amon

  • Willie and Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful soul. You are in my prayers.

  • A shining light put out way too soon. My love to all the Gall family and all the friends who are missing her as I am. She was a unique person with something wonderful to say to everyone. If you met her she touched your life forever. Fly high my angle and know you are loved by many. Karen, Will and Willie I love you guys and I am here always.

  • Gall Family,

    I am very sorry for your loss. Jessica was one of those people who reached others simply because of who she was. I know throughout high school she was not just a classmate, but someone that people could turn to for a sense of well being. It didn’t matter who you were, she was kind to everyone. That kindness is rare these days. It’s the kind of compassion the world needs today.

    That enduring kindness extends to Jessica’s everyday attitude. She was always smiling and making something positive out whatever situation she was in. I remember although we were not all that close, she decided to come watch one of my swim meets simply because we had math together. Very rarely is someone so kind that they reach out and befriend whoever they come into contact with. She will be missed.

  • I am so sorry for your loss….the pain of losing a child is so unlike any other….I have lost three sons and my heart breaks for you. My 12 year old granddaughter met your daughter just days before this happened…She was so impressed by how kind she was to her. Prayers for comfort.

  • I had a few college communications classes with Jessica. She was very friendly, smart, dedicated, naturally beautiful, and always happy and smiling. My sincerest condolences to Jessica’s family; she will certainly be missed.

  • I am so sorry that is happening now I love you such a tragedy she was so beautiful and everything that she ever done she did it great love you

  • Karen, Will, & Willie,

    I will not be able to attend the service on Sunday. I am so sorry for your loss. I really liked Jess…she had such a beautiful smile and was so friendly to everyone! You are in my thoughts! I will get ahold of you when I get back to town.

  • Uncle Willie & Aunt Karen & Willie

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Jessica.
    I won’t be able to be there tomoorw for the memorial but please know you will continue to be in my thoughts & prayers.

    Love you.

  • My heart breaks for your loss, I know all too well the pain of losing a child. My prayers are for you, your family, and friends. Love in Christ Jesus, Sheila Mills & family

  • Our hearts break with yours at the loss of Jessica. Our prayers are with all of your family.
    Dave and Lois Carter

  • To the Gall family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss of Jessica. I had the pleasure of working with Jessica for a short time during the spring of 2015 at Lowes. She was such a nice girl with a fun personality, and I’m thankful to have known her. God bless and keep your family during this difficult time.
    Deepest sympathies,
    Dan Massie