Jessica Annette Gaither, 38, of 2179 Deerview Circle, Statesville, was born in Iredell County on December 19, 1981, and was the daughter of Daryl Eugene Gaither and Orian Gabriel Holland. She departed this life on Friday, October 9, 2020, at Atrium Health in Pineville, N.C.

She was a graduate of Statesville High School (Class of 2000) and Catawba Valley Community College with an Associates Degree in Health Information Management. At the time of her death, she was employed as an office manager. She was a member of Christian Outreach of the Piedmont.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Adria Gaither; her step-father, Jerry Holland; her grandparents, Ruby Gabriel, Hunter Gaither, and Jessie Gaither; and an uncle, Fredrick Gaither.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, two sons, Joshua Kearney and Jacob Kearney, both of the home; her parents, Daryl Eugene (Patria) Gather of Roanoke, Va., and Orian Gabriel Holland of Statesville; one brother, Jeremy Holland of Statesville; two uncles, Eric (Tracy) Gabriel of Salisbury and Hunter Gaither III of Harmony; a special cousin and friend, Roberta Gabriel of Statesville; special friends, Dr. Steven and Marva McKinnon of Statesville, Tramine (Kinsley) Harrison of Charlotte, and Catherine Myers of Conover, along with cousins, other relatives, the Statesville High School Class of 2000, neighbors and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Pastor Glenn J. Usry will officiate and Dr. Steven McKinnon will eulogize.

There will be no public visitation. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. You can only enter the funeral with a funeral pass, which will be given to the family.

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Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Gaither Family.

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