Jamie L. Bissell was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on August 4th, 1977.
She is survived by her wife, Molly Pastori-Bissell and children, Jake and Jayda Bissell. She is also survived by her mother, Jackie Hollan, and father, Jack Pressler (Linda) as well as her sister, Jodie Graff (Kyle).
She grew up in Syracuse, Indiana. She graduated Wawasee High School, in 1995. She continued her education at Goshen College studying history graduating with honors in 2003. Jamie then began law school at Valparaiso University in 2005, graduating in 2008.Moving to Michigan to begin her law career, she began working with Forest and Smith and then Souve, Pendracki, & Burks. She transitioned to Wayne County Friend of the Court in 2012 until early 2021. While working in an attorney capacity, she also was voted President of her Local 600 – Judicial Attorney’s Association. She served as their President from 2016 – 2021. In her work as Union President, she found her love of labor and employment law. In March 2021, she found a new home at Michigan Nursing Association as a Labor Representative fighting for local nurses.
Matched for her love of the Chicago Cubs was her love of poker. She hosted and attended numerous poker events over the years. She was an amazing player, confident, and perceptive. She was also an avid fan of Michigan football and basketball as well as Detroit Lions and Tigers. She loved attending baseball and football games both at home and away. Jamie also loved to travel, attend concerts, and above all game nights with family and friends. She will be extremely missed by her family and friends. There was nothing she would not do for anyone she considered a friend. She was generous, hilarious, goofy, loving, honest, intelligent, and direct. While her life was cut short on this earth, she will be remembered everyday by those that loved her with deep gratitude that we were able to share her life with her.
In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Foundation for Sarciodosis Research
Friends may visit the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth on Thursday December 9, 2021 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. with time for sharing memories of Jamie at 7:00 P.M.