Jillian Dee (Preston) Roach

ASHLAND, MO: Jillian Dee Roach, 36, Ashland, MO, (formerly of Bethany, MO) passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at her home. She was born on September 30, 1984, in Albany, MO, to Rodney Preston and Sandra Wilson. Jillian was a graduate of South Harrison High School in Bethany, MO in 2003. On August 16th, 2008, Jillian married Michael Roach in Linn, MO and to this union, three children were born, Aubrey Lee (8), Preston Michael (8), and Allison Brooke (6). Jillian was a loving and a devoted mother. Jillian’s world revolved around her children and their activities: Jillian was always found cheering at her children’s sports, Aubrey’s soccer games, Preston playing baseball or wrestling, and watching Allison dance. Jillian’s door was always open to all her family and friends no matter what the day. Her home was always full of Love, Laughter and dance parties. Jillian loved to host parties especially around Mardi Gras, St Patrick’s Day, Cinco De Mayo, and the children’s birthday. Jillian was a free spirt and when Jillian wasn’t at one of her children’s activities, she loved traveling and spending time at any beach. Jillian loved spending time in Sedona, AZ, beaches all over Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Many people thought Jillian could have been part mermaid for her love of the ocean and beach. Jillian never met a beach or ocean she didn’t like.  Jillian was about to complete her nursing degree and following her dream of becoming a nurse. Jillian is preceded in death by her grandparents, Theodore and Maurine Preston, Dale (Mac) and Eva Barnes and Uncle Ellison Preston.  Jillian is survived by her children, Aubrey Lee, Preston Michael, Allison Brook, and dog, Palmer and their father Michael Roach, Ashland, MO. Parents, Rodney (Amy) Preston, Bethany, MO and Sandra Wilson, Ashland, MO. Brothers, Jerad (Shannon) Preston, San Antonio, TX, Tyler Preston, Chicago, IL and sister, Alisha Nunn, St. Joe, MO. Three nephews, Jackson Dale, Owen Aaron, and Emerson Copeland. Aunts, Teresa (Lynn) Parson, Grant City, MO, Linda (Mark) Hulett, Gilman City, MO, Deborah (Danny) Lair, Marshall, MO, as well as numerous cousins and friends.  Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 3, at Roberson Funeral Home, Bethany, MO. Jill will be cremated following the service. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 Monday at the funeral home. The family will also receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 Sunday, May 2, at the Ashland Baptist Church in Ashland, MO. Memorials may be made to the Ashland Baptist Church in care of Roberson Funeral Home P.O. Box 46 Bethany, MO 64424. Online condolences may be left at www.robersonfuneralhome.com.

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