Jessica Lynn DePugh, 38 went home to her heavenly Father on Thursday (October 25, 2018) at Strong Memorial Hospital while her family sang hymns.
Family will greet friends for a celebration of Jessica’s at 10:30 a.m. on November 10, 2018 at Newark Fellowship Baptist Church, 401 Stuart Avenue, Newark.
In memory of Jessica, in lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Newark Fellowship Baptist Church – New Sound System Fund, PO Box 488, Newark, NY 14513 OR American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc, 22100 Gratiot Avenue, Eastpointe, MI 48021.
Jessica was born the daughter of Johnnie and Jayne (Hood) DePugh on Saturday, October 04, 1980 in Oakland, CA. She graduated from Newark High School class of 1998. A short time later she attended Baptist Bible College for two years. She worked for Wayne ARC in Newark as a Direct Support Professional. Jessica had a love for music and enjoyed singing at church. She enjoyed reading and traveling and had hoped of one day traveling to Ireland to serve as a missionary. People around her felt loved, and she would lend a hand to help others where and how ever she could. Sadly, on October 20, 2017, Jessica was in a horrific auto accident, spending the last twelve months, ten of those months in ICU, at Strong Hospital. During that time, she kept a smile and shared the love of Christ to all that entered her room.
Jessica will be remembered by her parents Rev. John and Jayne (Hood) DePugh; brother, Joshua (Rebekah) DePugh; sister, Julie Marie (Travis) Myles; niece, Addison; nephews Alexander, Johnathan and Alijah; paternal grandmother, Gloria (Hubbard) DePugh; aunts Donna (Tom) Brown, Susan (Bob) Sterle, Donna (Percy) Minter and Karen (Jon) Pierson; and many, many friends.
Jessica was predeceased by paternal grandfather, Johnnie DePugh in 1985; maternal grandparents JV in 2008 and Elvie Lee (Taylor) Hood in 2014; aunt Beatrice Dollahite in 2009.