Jessica â€œSavannaâ€ Holloway, 25, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2008, in Sydney, Australia, in a boating accident in Sydney Harbor.
She was born May 13, 1982, in Texas. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and earned an anthropology degree. She was employed as a youth worker at Melaleuca Refugee Center in Darwin, Australia. Her work involved helping African refugees who had immigrated to the Darwin area. She also was active in Amnesty International and Alliance Francaise organizations. Jessica was known for her beautiful smile, generous spirit and strong social justice.
She is survived by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hicks of York Township; mother, Diane Hicks Holloway, presently of Beijing, China; and aunts, Tammy Hicks Hartley of Denton, N.C., and Nancy Hessert of Loxley, Ala.
She was preceded in death by her father, Richard M. Holloway.
Memorial services were held in Darwin.