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Group mourns loss of woman
Shelter coordinator for Jesses House dies in wreck
Adderley Nicole
Nicole Briana Adderley - photo by Submitted
Efforts are under way to help the family of a longtime Jesse’s House employee who died Monday in a single-vehicle wreck on Ga. 400.

Lindsay Rust, executive director, said Nicole Briana Adderley had worked at the nonprofit girls home for more than four years.

“She was one of our most caring and dedicated staff members,” Rust said. “She was a great role model for the residents, very nurturing and really had the girls’ best interest at heart. This line of work was important to her.”

The wreck happened about 7 a.m. Monday on Ga. 400 north near the Haynes Bridge Road exit, said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Police Department.

Adderley, 31, of Smyrna was traveling alone. Her gold Buick Rainier was found slammed into a tree.

“She was traveling in the far left lane, her vehicle started to go toward the retaining wall and at some point she pulled her steering wheel to the right and went across all four lanes of Ga. 400 and went off the roadway,” Gordon said.

“The best guess now is that she dozed off and didn’t realize she was drifting toward the wall and jerked the steering wheel back the other way.”

Adderley was the shelter coordinator for Jesse’s House, a nonprofit organization that provides care for girls ages 7-17 who are referred by courts and the Department of Family and Children Services.

The facility’s board of directors is working together to help her family, which includes a 5-month-old child, Rust said.

She said Adderley was dedicated to the girls she worked with and “making sure they had a nurturing, loving environment to be in during their difficult time in life.”

“We’ve got a lot of devastated girls around here,” she said. “We’re holding together as a family right now. We are these girls’ families and we’ve lost a family member, but it’s very difficult for everybody.

“We will all miss her terribly.”