Thursday, October 30, 2008

In Lieu of Flowers

Jess started a ministry to kids in Arlington several years ago which is now called Weekend Backpacks. Kids that get free lunches at school during the weekend get a backpack filled with food on Friday and return it empty to school the next week to be filled up again. Jessa loved kids and would want money to be given to this worthy cause in lieu of flowers. You can make out checks to Weekend Backpacks and sent to Weekend Backpacks c/o Lake Arlington Baptist Church 2912 Little Rd., Arlington, TX 76016. We have also set up an educational fund for the girls. Checks made out to Kaylor Children's Education Fund can be sent to Affiliated Bank 2326 W Pleasant Ridge Rd. Arlington, TX 76015.


Joy said...


I was up at Boles this afternoon and I know you would have been proud of the sea of pink being worn today in memory of your mom and honor of you. Please know you and your family are being lifted up in prayer by your Bulldog family.

With Love,

Joy Stewart

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine what you're going through, but I'm amazed at how you and Jess have impacted people with your perseverance.

I know we haven't chatted in a while, but if you need a shoulder or simply a game of Ping Pong, please call me at 817-483-3933.
Jeff C.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Kaylor
We are sorry to hear about your wife. She impacted a lot of people and showed a lot of courage. She has gone to a better place now and we are praying for your family. May God give you and your family a lot of strength and courage. May God also give your daughters strength.If you ever need anything we are there for you.
With lots of love,
Parminder Walia, Navjot, Sarpreet, Harjot Singh and Family

Anonymous said...

I didn't have the fortune to ever meet Jessica personally, but have known about her for many years and followed her journey through your blog, Aunt Sandy, Mandy and Judy. Jessica's faith, love, and courage impacted more people than she ever knew, including me. I remember seeing her with a group of girlfriends at PeiWei earlier this year. Feeling a bit like a stalker, I didn't want to approach her and interrupt their conversation to introduce myself. I watched the group from across the room and marveled at how she radiated happiness and joy even though she was wheelchair-bound. She was loved and respected by so many and I know her memory, spirit, and legacy will continue through you and your daughters. What a privilege it must have been to have such an amazingly strong, faith-based marriage.