Friday, August 22, 2008

A week without Jessica

But she is and she will be in our thoughts forever.

Jessica and her beloved brother, she was so proud of him..I particularly remember she could not help herself reminding us how good looking he is.

Jessica and I at a second line, 2007.

Jessica loved the brown leather purse she is wearing there.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

More of our Jessica

Here are some more of my memories with Jessica.
Some picts from her birthday last year and another one of her house.

Tatan! Present #1

it is a shirt!, she loved the color.

tatan! present #2

yeah it is a bubble gun for Ludwig and Leonard!.

Jessica y Drea

I did not get the idea of the picture!..I am sorry I got lost in the translation.
In the picture from left to right: me, Jessa, Jessica, Drea y Kim.

Jessica at her house two days before her birthday this year

Dear Friends of Jessica if you have pictures of her, please email them to me and I will put them in here. We also have a group in facebook to honor Jessica's legacy, in there you can put the pictures yourself.

Even though words are not enough

Jessica was a young, vibrant woman that enjoyed simple things: a good talk with a friend, a nice afternoon at the quarter, a beautiful garden, and a good meal. As a friend Jessica never asked me for anything, on the contrary she always wanted to do whatever I wanted to do, she was always looking to please me. During a couple of weeks that I had a strong craving for Indian food, she would tell me to stop by her house after school, she would prepare a whole Indian meal for me. She was my source of beautiful plants, never asking for anything in return.

Jessica had a degree in Botany from the University of Florida, and was going to come back to school to finish her Master at UNO. She was going to be one of our future experts in Pollination, subject in which she had published most of her scientific papers in. She loved bees and plants, and was an eager reader. Virginia Wolff was her favorite writer; her books were a treasure for her, before I left NOLA to come to Colombia for the summer I gave her back some of her books I had…. now I wish I had kept them.

Some weekends we would spend long nights dancing at her house her favorites: Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, or would head to the quarter for salsa dancing. I loved to see her happy, laughing to tears.

I will miss my friend everyday of my life, her emails, her jokes, I will miss her saying “ohhh my God, Ivonne stop!!!” while I shared with her all my drama.

The only thing Jessica asked us was to love her, the only thing she needed to live. We loved her and will love her forever. Whoever did this to my friend has to be sure we will not forget Jessica and he/she will not run away with this murder.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

R.I.P. Jessica Hawk 1976-2008

Catching bugs at City Park, 2007

French Quarter Festival, 2008

At school, 2007

The Mardi grass day, 2008.

At the French Quarter Festival, 2008.

Jessica with her cats, 2007.
A place in honor of our beloved friend Jessica Hawk who was murdered at her house in New Orleans. With this place we want to remember her so she can rest in peace knowing that many people loved her.

For Jessica's family all our love and support, we will do all we can so her life will not be forgotten and her death will not go unpunished.

Please if you have any information concerning Jessica's murder please call 5046585308 or 504 6585300. If you saw something or heard something Please do not hesitate to contact with us at these numbers.