7801 Deercreek Club Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32256
It is with real regret that NEFAR has learned of the sudden and unexpected death of Jessica Wells Rady on March 27.
Born and raised in Neptune Beach, Ms. Wells Rady attended local schools, received her cosmetology license, and earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Nova Southeastern University. She spent her early 20’s working at Al’s Pizza in Atlantic Beach, where she made lifelong friends. After working for a few years at BAE Systems, a ship repair company, she began her career in real estate as an agent for Peninsula Properties in Neptune Beach. It was as a REALTOR® that she found her true calling in life.
Ms. Wells Rady loved life at the Beach, and especially enjoyed working with her cousin, Maghen Wells Stern, broker/owner at Peninsula Properties in Neptune Beach. Their united and dedicated friendship made working together more fun than actual work.
A member of NEFAR for 11 years, Ms. Wells Rady was a hard-working and honest real estate agent who truly loved matching her customers with their perfect homes, Stern recalled. Her generosity and kindness for others would sometimes lead her to give up portions of her commission to first-time, struggling homebuyers, she said.
Often, they would laugh about when Ms. Wells Rady had to “cross the ditch,” because she did not like to leave the beach,” Stern remembered. “Jess loved selling homes at the Beaches,” she said. “She knew every street, every single house in Neptune Beach. She could help any age group and adapted to their needs and wants to help them find exactly what they were looking for. This resulted in several happy customers that became friends over the years. Almost all of Jessica’s business was repeat business, and people would even wait on her if she was too busy. Jess made work fun, and that’s the part of her I will miss most,” Stern said.
In addition to being a REALTOR®, in 2021, Ms. Wells Rady opened Tan Bar, a Jacksonville Beach tanning salon. Through her new venture, she aimed to again turn her love for helping others into a prosperous business.
Ms. Wells Rady is survived by her husband, Tommy Rady; her son, Christian Rushing; her step sons, Hudson and Finn Rady; her mother-in-law Rosemary Blackwell; her aunts Becky Pack (Dee), Naomi Lee Tabar (Jerome) and Carol Wells; her uncles Danny Wells (Dianne) and John Wells; her Godmother Vivian DeRaad; her cousins: Aaron Wells (Amy), Jacob Wells (Virginia), Daniel Wells, Chad Pack, Michael Pack, Kelsey Tabar, Jerome Tabar, Ryan Tabar, Maghen Wells Stern (Justin), Jack Wells (Crystal), Charles Wells, and Brandon Wells (Mandy); and several second cousins, nieces, and nephews; her best friend Cindy Geiger; and three French bulldogs, Costa, Indo, and Rosie.
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