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.


George "Loki" Williams said...

Aw shit. I have met her after all. We talked over coffee one day at either caffea or sound Cafe comparing cat ownership tales.

Everyone at sends their most positive wishes in this horrible time.

Thank you for putting this up.

Anonymous said...

My name is John!Lee, I worked with Jessica at the Insectarium. I am so sorry for your loss and that of her family. I can't imagine the pain you all must feel. I'm truly sorry. I wanted to ask if it would be ok to use the photo you have of her bug collecting to put on my blog as I can't find the pictures I took with my phone. my email is

nola ninja girl said...

Here is a Second Line flyer for the memorial from Lee.
I would like to share the doc. with you (which is encoded for websites/blog) so you can post to this site. Please email me
(neighbor of Cassie and friend of Jessica)




Jessica Hawk was murdered in her Bywater home the weekend before August 11. Scientist, teacher, author, landscaper, friend, sister, daughter, aunt, lover—she was loved by and gave to so many.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 4th. Second Line at 4 p.m. Memorial speak out—any and all are invited to share—5:30(ish, depending on when we finish parading).

WHERE: Second Line takes off from Schiro’s, corner of Royal, in the Marigny. We parade to Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge for the memorial speak out. Free food at the Lounge, cash bar.

DONATIONS: Got to pay the band and more. Leave at or send to Harold’s Plants, 1135 Press St., 70117. Make checks out to “Harold Applewhite.” Write “Jessica” on the memo line.


Jessie's Aunt and Uncle said...

I was just reading about the memorial service for Jessie on Saturday. Please take some pictures and post them here if you will. Alot of us (her family) will not be there but would love to see how the memorial went for her.
Has there been ANY news on Jessie's murderer???
God Bless all of you...
Patti Hawk

nola ninja girl said...

To all of Jessica's friends and family,
I have been helping Cassie and Lee organize the memorial and Second Line for Jessica. We plan on taking lots of pictures and organizing a scrapbook to send to y'all.
Cassie will be speaking on WWOZ radio in regards to Jessica tomorrow 10/2(not sure what time).