ANNAMMA JESSIE BENEDICT 94, of Port St. Lucie, passed away Friday February 7, 2014 at Port St. Lucie Nursing and Restorative Care Center. Known to her family and friends as Jessie, she was born in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka on September 24, 1919. She was raised in a family of six brothers and sisters. A long-time resident of Port St. Lucie, she was a devoted mother, active church servant, compassionate friend and gentle soul. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Manuel Benedict and their son Raymond Benedict. Jessie is survived by her loving daughters Angeline Desai, Marie Rita Peter and Geraldine Conrad, as well as 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Forest Hills- Byrd, Young & Prill Funeral Home, 1170 SW Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie FL 34983, Tel # (772)-879-9300. The Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 am, Thursday, February 13, 2014 at St. Lucie Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie, FL. Burial will follow at White City Cemetery in Ft. Pierce, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Lucie Catholic Church, "In Memory of Annamma J. Benedict", 425 SW Irving Street, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983. You may sign the registry at www.byrdyoungandprill.com.
Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 11, 2014