Jean Marie Benedicks, a lifelong resident of Bayonne entered into eternal rest peacefully at home on September 18, 2021.
Jean Marie worked at Giovannis Italian Deli in Bayonne where she was known for her friendly demeanor and warm smile.
A proud and devoted mother, Jean Marie created a cheerful environment and safe haven for her family. Her door was always open and she was referred to as "Second Mom" to her children's friends as she treated them like her own.
Jean Marie enjoyed the outdoors and taking walks along the Kill Van Kull on First Street while enjoying the scenery of the marine traffic and watching the fisherman. She had a fascination with reptiles which led her to take in three snakes of her own. She also found comfort in spending time with and caring for her feline companion “Cero”.
Jean Marie leaves a legacy of love, kindness, and generosity that will remain in the hearts of the countless lives she has touched.
She was predeceased by her father, William B. Benedicks, and her most adored and precious grandson, Jacen Stout, with whom she is now reunited with in heaven. Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Margaret (Zembraski) Benedicks, daughter, Jemma-Lyn, sons, Jacen and James, siblings, Anna Lyn Benedicks, Steven Koval, Jacob Koval, and Eric Koval, as well as her many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held at the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, September 23, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. A private cremation will be held at Rosehill Crematory in Linden, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be most appreciated.
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was
walking along the beach with the LORD. Across
the sky flashed scenes of his life. For each scene,
he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one
belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
He looked back at the footprints in the sand. He
noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints. He also
noticed that it happened at the very lowest and
saddest times of his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the
LORD about it. "LORD, you said that once I
decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the
way. But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life, there is only one set
of footprints; I don't understand why when I
needed you most you would leave me."
The LORD replied, "My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you. During
your times of trial and suffering, when you see
only one set of footprints, it was then that I
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