Jessica Karunungan Pryor Romann

December 22, 1971 - March 28, 2024

Jessica Karunuñgan Pryor Romann passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 28, 2024 due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was pre-deceased by her grandfather, Harry C. Lockaby, and her adoptive father, Kahuna Chi Karunuñgan (née Ronaldo), as well as her biological father, Phillip Symonds Ferguson.

Those surviving include her spouse, Thomas George Romann of Linville, NC, her grandmother, Katherine P. Lockaby of Hendersonville, NC, her mother, Kathy Lockaby Khalifa, her sister, Maria L. Lockaby Karunuñgan, and her four sons, Trevor A. Jolivette of California, Mason C. Pryor of Asheville, Jay F. Pryor of Asheville, and Charles Joseph (CJ) Sedillo Dietzel (spouse Amya) of Naples, Florida, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Just as the sun sets to cast its beautiful shadows, a precious life can pass with an equally beautiful shadow. But not one of darkness. Jessica, Mom, wife, daughter, sister and grandchild– you were one of the most amazing souls to ever grace this earth. Beautiful, kind, caring, compassionate, empathetic happy, positive, but the best mother any child could ever ask for. You gave so much never expecting anything in return. You were proud of your boys always. You showed us how to be happy–no matter what–and how to love unconditionally. You didn’t judge, you just loved. You were strong and generous and never met a stranger. Your smile was like the world was beautiful flowers and butterflies because to you, it was. The sun rose and shined through you the way you will shine through yoursons and all others who received your grace! Rest in peace, Mom, wife, daughter, sister and grandchild, we will always love you♥.

Jessica would have loved donations in her name to Esther Neonatal Kitten Alliance.


Memorial Service

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
11:00 AM

Church Street Funeral & Cremation - Directions
125 South Church Street
Hendersonville , NC 28792

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  • April 02, 2024
    Charlene Harris says:
    I am just so saddened to read of the passing of Jessica. I know all of you must be heartbroken. She sounds like a wonderful you lady. Although I do not know the entire family, I know her grandmother. My prayers are with you all in the hours, days, weeks and months to come.

  • April 01, 2024
    Alton Connor says:
    Kathy and family ~ My heart breaks for you and your family in the sudden passing of your beautiful daughter. I cannot imagine the heartbreak you are going through. Please know that I am sending you my heartfelt thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy. May God's grace and peace sustain you all. My Love, in His Name, Alton