Jessica A. Benedict, 21

June 06, 2009

OCT. 14, 1987-JUNE 4, 2009

Jessica Alma Benedict, 21, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.

Born Oct. 14, 1987, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Carl Robert and stepdaughter of Deborah L. (Smith) Benedict of Hagerstown.

Jessica was a 2005 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, and later was employed in cell phone sales for several years.

In addition to her parents, Jessica is survived by paternal grandparents, John and Marilyn Benedict of Mount Airy, Md.; one brother, Dylan James Benedict of Hagerstown; two stepbrothers, Charles Joseph Baish IV of Denton, Texas, and Scott Allen Baish of Salisbury, Md.; one uncle, John R. and wife, Judy Benedict Jr. of New Market, Md.; two aunts, Laura and husband, Rob Densock of Kemptown, Md., and Linda Benedict of Greenville, S.C.; and several cousins.


A memorial service will be Monday, June 8, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Donna Herritt will officiate.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 7, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to REACH Caregivers, 140 Franklin St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at

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