Jennifer Lee Malota passed away in the comfort of her home on March 7th, 2020, surrounded by the love and support of her family. Her passing followed her short, but courageous, battle against cervical cancer. Jen was born on March 25th, 1970 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jen was raised in a loving home by Pete and Jan Shattuck, and grew up in Cypress, Texas. She was a 1988 graduate of Cy-Fair High School. For the past 15 years, Jen was a devoted teacher at Wee Wuns preschool. It is evident that she made a lasting impact and impression on so many of her students and co-workers.
Jen married the love of her life, Joe Malota, and spent the past 25 years by his side. They raised two children, Molly and Max. Jen was a beloved mother, an admired Nene, a loyal sister, a loving daughter, and a cherished friend.
Jen lived her life revolved around family and friends. She could always be found at the baseball fields watching her son do what he loves. She spent countless hours on the phone with her daughter while she was away at college. She continuously supported her niece and nephews in their favorite activities. She looked forward to the white sand beach each and every summer. She is the most caring and loving person. Jen could always be counted on to be there for anyone at any time. She always had a smile on her face, and her laugh was infectious. Jen could not go anywhere without running into somebody that she knew. Everyone that knew Jen loved her beyond measure.
Jen’s legacy will live on through Joe, Molly, and Max, as well as her Dad, Pete Shattuck, her twin sister and her husband, Shelly and Jay Wester, her brother and his wife, Scott and Margaret Shattuck, her niece and nephews, Jensen and Ainsley Wester, and Nolan and his wife Emily, Ryan, and Weston Shattuck, and numerous family and friends. We will forever try to be like Jen.
A visitation is scheduled for Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. A service and reception will take place on Friday, March 13th, 2020 at Second Baptist Church-Cypress Campus at 11:00 a.m.
We will always celebrate Jen’s life and cherish the countless memories. Jen will live on in each of our hearts and will be remembered as the most beautiful, and courageous woman that she was. We are all so blessed that Jen was a part of each of our lives, and now we have the strongest guardian angel watching over us.
A special thank you to everyone who has been there for our family during this hardship. We have been so incredibly blessed by all of the prayers, love and support shown to us.
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