Jessica Leister, 30 - Travelers Rest

Jessica Dawn Leister, 30, of Travelers Rest, continued her journey on the other side on April 15, 2017 at 3:15am at St. Francis Hospital following a brave battle with a rare abdominal cancer. Her wild, free, and untamed spirit will live on in the hearts of those who loved her.

Born October 8, 1986, in Greenville, SC, she grew up to become a creative lover of art in all its forms. Jessica found joy and adventure in traveling the world, she did not hold to protocol and walked a path of unconventionality that most do not have the courage to follow. She enjoyed a personal and unique relationship with Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her mother, Miriam “Sunshine” Leister of Travelers Rest, SC; father, Hugh Norman Leister (Aime)of Greer, SC; older sister, Ticcoa Leister of Corinth, TX; younger brothers Joshua Leister and Jordan Leister of Travelers Rest, SC; maternal grandfather and grandmother, Rev. Marion and Betty Mitchell of Easley, SC; and paternal grandmother, Linda Rogers of Travelers Rest, SC; “adopted” siblings Eric and Olgui Clement and their daughters Emma and Sofia; a special friend, Phil Adèle from London, England and her beloved dog, Lola Chanel Montez Leister.

A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00am at Christ Fellowship Church at 6440 Old Buncombe Road, Greenville, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Davis Lar Children’s Home Fortaleza, Brazil. ( to donate via Paypal or checks to: Davis Lar International Children’s Fund, PO Box 27259, Greenville, SC 29616.)