Jesica Smith

November 24, 1983 — April 02, 2024

Service Details

Jesica Marie Smith, 40, went to be with the Lord on April 2, 2024, after a courageous battle with cancer, and surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest.

She was born in Des Moines, IA, on November 24, 1983, to Bryan and Renee Hainline. She was fortunate to be raised in a home with loving parents, brother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She enjoyed 15 years of dance at Betty Hill. Jesica graduated from Johnston High School in 2002 and Iowa State University in 2006 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She began her career at Principal and has held various roles for the past 17 years.

In 2008 she married her husband Tyler and became the loving mother of two children, Sophie Grace (2010) and Max Russell (2012).

Jesica loved her entire family and friends. She worried about them, rooted for them, protected them, forgave them, and always kept loving them. To say that her family and friends will miss her greatly is an understatement.

Jesica is survived by her husband of 15 years, her daughter, her son, her parents, her brother Blake (Heather) Hainline, 5 nieces, and 1 nephew.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 -8:00 p.m., on Friday, April 12, 2024 at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens Funeral home located at 121 NW 60th Avenue, Des Moines IA 50313. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Eastside Church of the Nazarene, 1451 E. 25th St, Des Moines, with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive visitors before the service from 9 to 10:00 a.m., also at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Can Do Cancer, or Greater Life Church in memory of Jesica. Condolences may be expressed at