Jessica Suzanne (Burr Knott) Showers, age 47, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Jessie was born on October 16, 1965 in Augusta, Georgia, to Bernard and Susanne Burr. She met the love of her life David Showers and they were united in marriage on January 30, 1988. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in January 2013.
Jessie graduated from Monona Grove High School in 1984. After graduation, she started working at Meriter Hospital in housekeeping. She worked her way to being a certified nursing assistant, earned her RN degree in 2000, and became a Nursing Administrative Coordinator, all while raising three sons. She was honored recently for 25 years of service to the Meriter organization.
She enjoyed watching her sons play sports, camping with her family, swimming, and going to Badger football games. Her family was the most important thing to her.
Jessie was an inspiration to many and was always willing to help others. She bravely battled lung cancer for the past 5 ½ years and she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by David, her loving husband of 25 years, three sons, Joshua, Zachary, and Jeremy, her parents Earl and Martha Knott, siblings, Lynda (Ron) Bennett, Amy (Chris) Kroll, Michael (Jennifer) Knott, Amanda Knott, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her biological parents, Bernard and Susanne Burr and brother Roland Piefer.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 at Cress Funeral Home, 3325 E. Washington Ave., Madison. A Florence Nightingale Tribute Ceremony will take place on Thursday at 6:30 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Door Creek Church, 6602 Dominion Drive, Madison at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation from 9:00 - 11:00. Burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park following the service.
A special thanks to Dr. David Hei and Dr. Stephen Howard for their never ending dedication in healing Jessie and for Agrace Hospice making her last week so comfortable.