A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Grace Community Church for Chad “Wall-E” Eric Jessup, 37, of Roswell, who passed away on Nov. 6, 2013. Pastor Rick Hale of Grace Community Church will officiate.
Chad was born on March 27, 1976, in Roswell, to James Terry Jessup and Marcia Jessup (Woods).
He is survived by his parents; son, Justin Ryan Jessup, and mom, Melissa Lopez; brother, Christopher J. Jessup, and wife, Tammy Jesssup; loving and devoted partner, Emily Futrell, and daughter, Ali; nieces and nephews: Christopher K. Jessup, Ashley and Cameron Meredith, and Bentley, Mason and Lexis, James Terry Jessup Jr., Melissa and Zachary; uncles: Claude Woods (Penny), David Woods (Linda), Daniel Woods (Sharron); aunts: Sharon Blair (Bob), Jan Gabel (Jim); and numerous loving, wonderful friends.
He has been preceded in death by his grandparents: Clevanaugh Woods and Helen, Winslow Jessup and Lucille.
Chad was the manager for Lykins Tire in Artesia. He loved the people of Artesia and the ones who came through Lykins Tire. He called them all his friends.
Chad was an avid motorcyclist and loved riding with his motorcycle club, The Guerrerros. He thought very highly of all the club members. He considered all the motorcyclists part of his loving family.
Rather than dwell on the obstacles that life threw at him, Chad chose to overcome them and live life to the fullest.
Chad was a fun, loving young man, who always had a smile. Everyone he met, he considered his family and loved as family. He was a friend to all. He lived life passionately. Chad knew Jesus Christ as his personal savior, knowing firsthand the love, comfort and compassion that only comes from knowing Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ lent Chad to us to experience his love and called him back home on Wednesday evening on Nov. 6, 2013. He will truly be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Guerrerros Annual Toy Run for CASA.
Friends may leave condolences online at lagronefuneralchapels.com. Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.