Jessica Lyn Kendall

MARQUETTE, MI. – Jessica Lyn Kendall, age 30, of 133 W. Michigan St., Marquette passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at her home in Marquette apparently in her sleep.

Jessica was born January 1. 1983 in Ishpeming the daughter of Christine (Bray) Carriere and Danny Kendall. Jessica grew up in Champion and was a lifelong area resident. She had resided in Marquette for the past three years.

Jessica was a graduate of the Westwood High School, Class of 2001. She furthered her education at Northern Michigan University, receiving two degrees, the first in 2003 in office information systems and most recently in 2012, with an associate degree in business. Jessica was employed by Northern Michigan University in dining services. While attending Northern Jessica was active with the Lutheran Campus Ministry program.

Jessica will be remembered as one with a “Big Heart”, always willing to give a helping hand to anybody in need. She truly believed that everyone deserved a second chance in life.

She adored her sons Matthew and Maxwell and treasured their time together along with spending time with the rest of her family.

Survivors include her sons Matthew Garver and Maxwell Moss both of Marquette, mother and step father – Chris and Don Carriere of Champion, father Danny Kendall of Ishpeming, brother Jason Kendall of Ishpeming, maternal grandparents Bonnie & Ben Bray of Ishpeming, aunts and uncles Louis & Diana Bray, Kathie & Terry LaMere, Sherry & Tom Genaw, Bonnie & Tom Hacker, Karen & Ray Bullard and Ed & Tammy Kendall, a nephew Trenton Kendall along with numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Joyce and Norman Kendall and an uncle Benny Bray.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday December 27, 2013 from 4 until 6pm at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming.

Funeral services will follow at 6:00pm on Friday at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home with the Rev. D. Michael Carriere to officiate.

Jessica’s obituary may also be viewed at where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.