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Jessica Lane Coates (née Seewald) (formerly Lester) (born March 15, 1997) is the second child and first daughter of Michael Seewald and Guinn Seewald.

She is the sister of Ben Seewald, Danielle Seewald, Michelle Barger, Ethan Seewald, Faith Seewald, and Thomas Seewald.

She is the ex-wife of Phillips Lester. She is the wife of Joseph Coates.

Early life

Jessica Lane Seewald was born on March 15, 1997 to Michael Seewald and Guinn Seewald. She was the couple's second child, and they went on to have five more children after her.

Along with her siblings, Jessica was homeschooled growing up.

Personal life


Jessica married Dwight Phillips Lester III on May 18, 2019.


Jessica filed for divorce from Phillips on May 21, 2021 in Circuit Court in Pulaski County, Arkansas. Their divorce was finalized on June 29, 2021.


Jessica married Joesph Coates on November 12, 2021.


Law enforcement

She currently works as a police officer.