Obituary - Jessica "Jessi" Jess" Ruth Burrington Crook
August 26, 2019
Editor’s note: This version includes time of services.
Jessica "Jessi" Jess" Ruth Burrington Crook was born July 23, 1981, and died Aug. 18, 2019.
Jessica was born and raised in Havre, Montana. She attended Havre Public Schools. Jessi had a son, Trey, born May 22, 1997. She raised him as a single mom. She had various jobs, most notably at the group home. She moved to Great Falls, where she worked several jobs, most recently at Right Now, cleaning and doing restoration.
July 24, 2018, Jessi married Eric Crook. A son, Harley, was born earlier, Nov. 18, 2015, ironically on his grandmother Sandy's birthday.
Jessi was an outgoing person. She had a very giving spirit, sometimes at her own expense. She had "no filter" and was the type of person you could talk to 30 seconds and know right where you stood.
Jessi suffered from addiction most of her adult life. She was in and out of recovery and went to rehab several times. She was doing well the past eight months.
Jessi was a very spiritual person. Those who knew her well saw that. About four years ago, she gave her life to Christ. It happened at an Apantao retreat at the Ursaline Center in Great Falls. The testimony is that "the room took on a spiritual glow" when she surrendered her life to Jesus.
Jesse was a giving and loving mother and wife as she was able. She loved and cared for her extended family, most recently her aunt Amber who was confined to a nursing home. She attended to her until Amber's timely passing.
Jessi made friends easily and she made many throughout her life. She gave of herself to others. She viewed herself as a champion of the downtrodden, disabled and oppressed. She had the type of personality that made a lasting first impression. Jessi will be dearly missed by her family and all those who called her friend.
Survivors include her husband, Eric Crook of Great Falls; sister, Twila (Robert) Inman, Conrad; sons, Trey Alefteras (Abby Dobyn) and Harley Crook, Great Falls; father, James (Debbie) Burrington, Great Falls; maternal grandmother, Lilly Kretchmer, Havre; Eric's parents, Doug and Lea Crook, North Platte, Nebraska; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandy Burrington; stillborn son Gauge, and her maternal grandfather, Dwayne Kretchmer.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at First Alliance Church, 908 47th St S, Great Falls, with inurnment to follow at Highland Cemetery.
Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.