Jessica Lynn French, 50 of East Jordan, passed away at home on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
Born in Charlevoix and raised in East Jordan, Jessica was the daughter of Varice and Ruth (Simons) Bourdo.
Jessica loved spending time with her family and friends, especially the light of her life and her strength, her granddaughter, Ahzylei; she lived for this little girl the past four years. She enjoyed going to the casino, bonfires, shopping and the beach. With a love for sunflowers and butterflies, she also enjoyed collecting lighthouses and purses. She could never have too many of either.
Jessica is survived by her husband, Rick French, whom she married on June 20, 2003; her parents, Varice and Ruth Bourdo of East Jordan; her children, Nickolas (Tiffany) Bourdo of East Jordan and Daniel (Katelyn) Zipp of Charlevoix; stepchildren, Brandon French, Chris French and Megan French all of Saginaw; grandchildren, Warryck Sedelmaier, Blaiyzz Sedelmaier, Alairyk Mosier and Ahzylei Bourdo all of East Jordan and Jayla Baldwin, Jordan Baldwin, Savaya Martin and Shiloh Sanders all of Saginaw.
Also surviving are her siblings, Steve (Becky) Bourdo, Sarah (Fred) Segraves, Dennis Wood Jr and Joni (Corey) Purvis; Rick’s siblings, Deb (Chuck) Moreau, Ken (Amy) Sloboda, Randy (Kathy) Sloboda, Brian Sloboda and Kathy French; her longtime friend to the end, Kim Hazel; her father-in-law, Gerald Sloboda; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Blaine and Polly (Hadix) Simons, Henry and Gracie (Mcwatters) Bourdo; her aunt, Roxanna (Simons) Wood; an uncle, Blaine Simons Jr; her father-in-law, Robert French; her mother-in-law, Marjorie Kozak and brothers-in-law, Jerry Sloboda and Kim Sloboda.
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to Rick French, 909 Vance St, East Jordan, MI 49727.