NEW ORLEANS, La. — A pastor’s wife in Louisiana was killed this week after a carjacker stole her vehicle and then ran over her as he drove away.
“I miss my wife,” David Plessy, who leads Crossover Christian Fellowship in New Orleans, told local television station WWL-TV. “She is the most beautiful, honest, caring, strong, funniest, loveliest person that I’ve ever met in my life.”
According to reports, Jeannot Plessy, 49, drove to her adult daughter’s house on Tuesday night to pick up her younger children, who were being watched while she and her husband went out for a date. While carrying packages into the house, a man approached her vehicle.
She reportedly attempted to stop the man, struggling with him. He pushed her to the ground and proceeded to get into the car. Plessy’s son-in-law sought to intervene, attempting to pull the man out of the car. However, the man succeeded in putting the car in reverse, thus backing over Plessy and dragging her son-in-law in the street.
Plessy later died at the hospital, and her son-in-law, who was knocked unconscious and suffered bleeding on the brain, is said to have since been released.
Plessy’s daughter, Nadia, told reporters that her mother was active in helping to serve others.
“She did everything she could for the community. They served red beans every Monday in Central City. She just came back from a trip where she was a speaker throughout Samoa,” she stated.
“Every step we took together in our marriage was to show the love of Jesus to the people who are hurting,” husband David Plessy also remarked.
“It doesn’t matter who is responsible for this terrible tragedy. If that young man were in front of my wife, my wife would give him a hug and tell him that Jesus loves him,” he said.
The man who hijacked the vehicle has not yet been identified and is still on the loose. Plessy’s family is hurting in the aftermath, and hopes that the person responsible turns himself in.
“Yes, I am angry because I had to see my mom mangled at the end of my driveway as someone fled away carelessly,” Nadia Sanchez told local television station WDSU, wiping away tears. “That makes me angry.”
But Sanchez also encouraged her younger brother, who likewise saw the crime occur, and is similarly upset.
“My 12-year-old witnessed this tragedy and he was very angry,” David Plessy shared. “This morning, my daughter told him, ‘Don’t let anger overcome you. The person who did this is hurting somewhere deep in their heart, and they need Jesus.'”
2 Timothy 3:1-4 reads, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded [and] lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God …”