On a reflective essay, you will first describe something and then explain the meaning of that person or thing. So when you are writing a reflective essay about a person, you need to start by writing description and memories about that person. Picture the person vividly for the reader and make them understand what you think and feel about that person based on the details you choose to give. Often the best way to do this is to tell events and memories and then as you tell the story of the memory, add in descriptive details to show how you feel. The second part of your essay will be answering your question. You will explain to the reader why this person is so special. If you've already told memories that show this, you can then explain more in detail how you feel. For example, if you are describing your grandmother who had Alzheimer's and lived with you growing up, you could do an essay like this:
Introduction: A memory of a time when you were little when your grandmother comforted you and helped you overcome something hard.
Body: Tell the story of how your grandmother came to live with your family and two to four memories of that time and how she helped you even though you also had to help her.
Conclusion: What you learned from this relationship and why she is so special to you. In the conclusion, you can also talk about the current situation (if your grandmother has passed away, or if you don't see her as often because you are in school).