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Jessika Rae Cervantes, age 39 and a resident of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, December 24, 2020.


Jessika was born December 7, 1981 in Lorain to Ronald J. Cervantes Jr. and Carrie Sue (nee Slates) Cervantes.  She was a member of the Class of 2000 of Southview High School, Lorain.  During her lifetime, Jessika always had a big heart, was the life of the party, and touched the lives of the many people she met.  Most importantly, Jessika loved spending time with her family and cooking for them.  Throughout her life she enjoyed art and drawing, going out dancing, playing cards, going to the beach, playing bingo with her sisters and mother, and she had a smile for everyone.


Survivors include her son and daughter Donte and Danika Colbert, both at home, her fiance Danny R. Colbert of Elyria, step-son Alexander Colbert of Elyria, parents Ronald J. Cervantes Jr. of Tennessee and Carrie Sue Cervantes of Vermilion, sisters Alina (Jason) VanNoy of Tennessee and Cora Cervantes of Lorain.


Jessika was preceded in death by her infant son Jahmy (2005), maternal grandparents Edward and Barbara Slates, and paternal grandparents Ronald J. Cervantes Sr. and Florence Cervantes.


Family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m., time of service at the Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, 3900 Broadway Avenue, Lorain.


A mask must be worn when entering the funeral home and please practice social distancing.