Jersey Poff, a 5th grader at St. Marys Intermediate School, has sadly passed away, leaving a void in the lives of many. In this article, we will honor and remember Jersey by sharing more about her and the circumstances surrounding her untimely passing. Jersey Poff, the beloved daughter of Allison and Jody Poff, was a vibrant presence at St. Marys Intermediate School, where she was a 5th-grade student. Known for her warmth and serenity, Jersey was deeply loved and admired by her school community. She also actively contributed to the school as the volleyball manager for the St. Mary’s Volleyball team. Her favorite color was hot pink, a reflection of her lively personality. Jersey had a remarkable gift for brightening up any room with her infectious enthusiasm for life. Whether she was flashing her trademark smile, sharing laughter, singing, dancing, or playfully engaging in a wrestling match, Jersey left a lasting positive impact on both the staff and students at St. Mary’s Intermediate School, thanks in part to her unwavering faith.
Who was Jersey Poff?
The sudden and unexpected passing of 11-year-old Jersey Poff has cast a deep shadow of grief over the entire community. Her untimely departure was the result of a sudden illness, and at this time, the exact cause remains unknown. Our hearts go out to her grieving parents, Allison and Jody Poff, as words cannot adequately convey the profound sorrow we all feel upon receiving this devastating news. The St. Marys Roughriders Volleyball Parents shared a heartfelt message on their Facebook page, inviting everyone to pay tribute to Jersey during an upcoming game by wearing pink in her honor. Jersey served as a volleyball manager for their team, and the gesture is a touching way to remember her. A prayer gathering has also been organized for Jersey at Wayne Street Church, scheduled to take place from 12:30 PM to 3 PM, allowing the community to come together in remembrance and support during this difficult time.
The family of Jersey Poff will release her obituary and provide details about her funeral arrangements at a later time. They are currently seeking the necessary time and space to cope with the challenges of this situation. When they are prepared to share this information, they will update Jersey’s friends and others regarding the plans for her funeral service.
Statement from St. Marys schools:
Finding the right words is challenging during this difficult moment, but it is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved 5th-grade student, Jersey Poff. Jersey’s passion for life was contagious, and whether she was smiling, laughing, singing, dancing, playfully wrestling, or sharing her unwavering faith, she left a lasting impact on our staff and students. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Poff family, Jersey’s friends, our staff, students, and everyone who had the privilege of experiencing the incredible life of Jersey.