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Jennifer Bendolph

February 24, 1989 — February 24, 2024

Jennifer Bendolph

Jennifer Marie Bendolph

February 24, 1989 - February 24, 2024

Longtime Portsmouth Resident

FC Daehler Mortuary


In loving honor and remembrance of the beautiful soul that was Jennifer Marie Bendolph, 35 years old, a cherished daughter, devoted mother, sister and beloved friend, went home to be with our Lord on February 24, 2024.

Born on February 24, 1989, in Columbus, Ohio, to Marcus and Yolanda Bendolph. She was a guiding light in the lives of her daughters, Jhourni K'Mai Machelle and Nadia Lee Renee. Together, they formed a bond strengthened by love and cherished memories in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Jennifer's presence in this world was a beacon of warmth and joy. A 2007 graduate of Portsmouth High School, 2014 Graduate of Piketon Vocational Center for Nursing,

Associates Degree in Social Science from Shawnee State University, and later, a skilled AOD Counselor at The Counseling Center, she touched countless lives with her compassion and empathy. Her dedication to helping others found purpose in her work and her role as a mother.

Jennifer's Grandparents and Uncles, Andrew and Mary Bendolph and Lewis Whitehead, Fred Bendolph and Ben Whitehead, wait to greet her at the gates of Heaven.

Jennifer's family and friends meant everything to her. Whether she was coaching her daughters' basketball team, spending time with loved ones, or lighting up a room with her infectious laughter, Jennifer's spirit always shone brightly. With all her accomplishments, her main focus was being a great mother to her two beautiful daughters. She exemplified her faith as she and her daughters attended Living Faith Temple in Portsmouth Ohio.

Jennifer will leave behind her adoring daughters, Jhourni K'Mai Machelle and Nadia Lee Renee Bendolph, beloved parents, Bishop Marcus and First Lady Yolanda (Nee Whitehead) Bendolph, and loving brother, Andrew Marcus Bendolph, all of Portsmouth, Grandmother, Elizabeth Whitehead of Columbus, Aunts and Uncles: Landa (Dee) Gamble of Atlanta, Georgia, Susan (Albert) Stroman of Atlanta, Georgia, Marjorie (James) Fahy of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mary Carter of Columbus, Ohio, Andrea Taylor of Portsmouth, Ohio, Jack(Nicole) Bendolph of Columbus, Ohio, The Late Ben (Tony) Whitehead of Columbus, Ohio, Tonya (Glen) Keaton of Columbus, Ohio, Lewis (Tracey) Whitehead of Columbus, Ohio and Leslie (Darnell) Hines of Columbus, Ohio, and too many cousins, extended family and friends.

We invite you to join us in celebrating the life of Jennifer Marie Bendolph. A visitation will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 11-12 Noon at Christ Community Church, 2433 twenty-fifth Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662, followed by a service at 12 Noon. We welcome all who wish to pay their respects and share in honoring Jennifer's memory.

In Jennifer's honor, donations may be made to FC Daehler Mortuary, 915 Ninth Street, Portsmouth. A lasting memorial to a woman whose spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Please visit to leave a special memory of Jennifer or offer condolences to her family. Let us come together in love and unity to celebrate the remarkable life of Jennifer Marie Bendolph, a guiding light who will forever remain in our hearts.

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