Jessica Robyn (Cuthbert) Sutherland, age 36, an Upper Skagit Tribal Member, passed on Oct. 13, 2021. She was born March 21, 1985, at the U of W Medical Center, Seattle weighing 2 lbs. 3 ozs, 14″ long; she came home 40 days later weighting 4 lbs. 4 ozs. Everyone fell in love with her. The Jarmans became her 2nd family as her mother worked. In 1989, Mark became Dad and couldn’t be happier to have a baby girl & Jessica became a daddy’s girl! Together they became movie buddies – Star Wars – The Hobbit and any marvel movies – they could talk movie lines back and forth and laugh!!
Jessica loved to travel and sing, she was an intern for Pastor Benny, which she loved servicing in the church; later she sang at church, and a visiting pastor said you need to go to the New Life School of Worship in Colorado Springs. Three months later she was in the school and loved every minute of it, there were 33 students and they picked 10 students to be backup singers, she was one of those 10, Desperation Band CDs praise and worship; she was on Three of their CDs that came out and she was backup for New Life Worship Cd as well. After school was out 2006, she came back home. She has traveled to England and Black Forest, Germany. She had many talents: singing, playing multiple instruments, by ear or by notes. She worked at different retail locations around Burlington but her last place was Melody’s Floral in Burlington which she so loved.
She is survived by her parents, Mark and Kelly; Gram Stella; Grandpa John; Uncles Rian (Gail) and Mike; Aunt Dana; brothers, Andrew (Rebecca) and Jared (Ellie); very special cousins, Derek (Heidi), Dalton (Kayla), Daria (Tyler), Megan, Kylie and Spencer; aunts, uncles and many many best friends!
She was preceded in death by her Aunt Cathy, Uncle Kenny, Grandpa Kenneth, great grandparents, Francis & Iris Turner and Pete & Alice Cuthbert.
We will have a service at a later date – many thanks to everyone at St Joseph hospital. Share your memories of Jessica and sign the online guest register.