Jessie Adam Cassada

May 8, 1989 - January 6, 2009

05/08/1989 - 01/06/2009

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Visitation
Thursday January 15, 2009
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mud Creek Baptist Church
403 Rutledge Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739
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Service
Thursday January 15, 2009
2:00 pm
Mud Creek Baptist Church
403 Rutledge Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Directions

Lance Cpl. Jessie Adam Cassada, 19, of Hendersonville died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 while serving his country in Afghanistan. Born in Gastonia, he was a lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was a son of Carroll London and Patricia Cassada of Hendersonville. He was a 2007 graduate of East Henderson High School where he was president of the Forestry Club, FFA. He was a member of Kings Grove Baptist Church. His military career began August 20, 2007. He graduated from boot camp in November 2007, and was deployed from Camp Lejune in November 2008 with the 2nd Division, 8th Marines, ìLî Company. He was a team leader in Afghanistan.

In addition to his parents, survivors include, two brothers, Scott Camp, Quentin London; three sisters, Kristie Williams, Crystal Cassada Vargas and her husband Jose, and Lisa Cassada, all of Hendersonville; a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins; nieces and nephews, Kyle Camp, Arianna Williams, Shawn London, and Neveah Vargas; and best and dear friends, Cameron Sproles and Chastity Rector.

A funeral will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Mud Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Phillip Cappell will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm at the church. Military honors will be rendered at Forest Lawn Memorial Park immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to Gold Star Mothers Fund, C/O Martha Whitaker, American Legion Auxiliary, 82 Deer Acres Drive, Horse Shoe, NC 28742 .

Forest Lawn Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Debra Cassada White
7 years ago

I miss you so much Jessie and even with the amount of time that has passed, I still can’t believe youre gone. I love you dearly and know that you are in Heaven with R.L. and mama & one day I will get to see all of you again. Pat, Crystal, & Lisa, I am so sorry you had to go through this,so sorry…

Darlene Cassada
7 years ago

I do not know you and do not believe we are related, but I have a daughter who is also Jessie Cassada and is currently serving on a Naval aircraft carrier. I googled her name and the information about your Jessie came up. I am so so sorry for what you’ve had to go through. My prayer is that somehow through the months you’ve been able to draw on the strength the Lord has for each of us and have been comforted by Him. I am so thankful for your son’s service to our country and for the tremendous sacrifice your family has made.

Crystal cassada
7 years ago

Hey jessie this is your sister crystal and your niece nevaeh we miss you so much and wish that u had more time to see your niece she is so big know she is 3 going on 20 that is what she thanks lol she acks like u some time she so out going and funny like u and when we go to see u she saids there Jessie my uncle and she kiss your pic and it is so cute she is my world and there is not a day that goes buy that I don’t thank of u I hope that u found peace and that u are happy know

Love your sister and niece crystal & nevaeh

patricia
7 years ago

may he rest in peace! he was a great friend and will be missed by us all!

Kendra Sizemore
7 years ago

Jessie was an amazing kid. I miss him more and more everyday but I know that he is in a better place now. I have so much respect for him because he died fighting for freedom. Jessie always wanted to be a Marine and that is how he went. He left us doing what he wanted to do the most. To jessies mom: I can only say that I am sorry. I loved Jessie he was so kind. I will miss his laugh and the respect he had. I love you Jessie and I will be seeing you soon. AS for Jessies family and Cameron I am still praying for yall.

Kim Gasperson-Justice
7 years ago

Cassada Family,

My family and I would like to offer our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. We appreciate the sacrifice that your family has made for our country and our way of life.

Kim Gasperson-Justice

Clerk of Superior Court, Henderson County

Major, JA, USAR

Kathy Meeks
7 years ago

To Jessie’s mother.You don’t know me, but I just want to extend my deepest sympathy to you. I don’t know what you’re going through, but I do know the pain of losing a son. My son was killed April 11, 2006 in Iraq. Nothing I can say to you will make the pain go away or even make it easier to bear. But do know this, it will get easier. The pain never goes away, but it does ease up. I will never stop missing my son as I know you will never stop missing Jessie. But know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers. May God Bless you and your family and be with you during this very difficult time.

Maggie Ledford
7 years ago

I didn’t know him personally, but I just wanted to let the family know that I appreciate your sacrifice. I have a friend that was in the same company as Jessie and I know they were true fighters. I can honestly say that Jessie will be guarding the gates of heaven, along with the other fallen heroes of our country. God bless you and your family. Semper Fi.

Gwen & Tom Williamson
7 years ago

God speed. I did not know you but you have touched our hearts very deeply.

Bless you and your family.

Renee Santoemma
7 years ago

Jessie, thank you for your sacrifice for your country. You will always be with us in our hearts and in our prayers. Please know that you are loved and missed dearly by your family and friends here in Ridgeway, VA.