Jessica L. “Jessay” Burgess, age 28, of Dodgeville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Upland Hills Health Care. Jessay was born on July 29, 1985 in Darlington the daughter of Terry Burgess. She was a 2004 graduate of the Monroe High School. Jessay enjoyed her work as a Personal Care Worker at Cornerstone, texting, Facebook and “socializing”. Her greatest joy was time spent with her family and friends.

Jessay is survived by her mother, Terry Bennett of Dodgeville; two sisters, Brianna (Wes) Brennan of Mifflin and Brooke (Justin) Meuer of Dodgeville her brother, Justin Emerick of Dodgeville; a special aunt, Nancy (Ty) Tennessen and cousin, Cory and family; a special uncle, Cliff (Theresa) Burgess and family; her special friends, Sara and P.J. Schroeder and Shannon Hermanson as well as too many other friends to mention.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Tim Bennett; cousin, Andrew Burgess and a special friend, Brenda McCartt.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 10, 2014 at the Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home in Dodgeville with visitation beginning at 4:00 P.M. Private family burial will be on Thursday at East Side Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be greatly appreciated.