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Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC

OBITUARY

Jessica Ngo

April 2, 2002June 19, 2020
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"A bright young woman that can never, ever be replaced."

Jessica Ngo, born April 2, 2002, a beloved daughter and sister, prematurely passed away Friday ~ June 19, 2020 at Brenner Children’s Hospital with her family right by her side. She was the daughter of Dung Ngo, the late Kieu Thi Thuy Nguyen and step-daughter to Van Thi Thuy Nguyen. She was a bright young woman with many dreams and ambitions.

Jessica was a member of the National Technical Honor Society due to the fact she was dedicated to her studies. Everyone regarded her as a bright girl who loved to sing. She graduated from Forest View high school just a few weeks ago and was ecstatic to have been accepted to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dream was to become an endocrinologist in order to help heal others. Jessica is preceded in death by her mother, Kieu Thi Thuy Nguyen, and her two uncles, Thomas Nguyen, and Dat Nguyen.

Grieving the loss of their beautiful daughter is her stepmother, Van Thi Thuy Nguyen and her father Dung Ngo. Missing her big step-sister is Judy Phan. Cherishing the memories of their niece are Aunts Dieu Thi Thuy Nguyen, Van Thi Thuy Nguyen, Hong Thi Thuy Nguyen, as well as uncles, Hien Nguyen, Hoa Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, and Thong Nguyen. Also grieving her loss are many other beloved family members, friends, teachers, and other community members. Jessica is truly irreplaceable and will be missed by many.

Jessica will lay in state on Sunday ~ June 21, 2020 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Carothers Funeral Home Chapel 2205 Williamsburg Drive Gastonia 28054. The family will host a visitation on Monday ~ June 22, 2020 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Carothers Funeral Home Chapel 2205 Williamsburg Drive Gastonia 28054. There will be a service celebrating Jessica’s life Tuesday ~ June 23, 2020 at 11:00 am at Carothers followed by a graveside service in the Garden of Hope at Gaston Memorial Park.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Jessica's guestbook at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com

Jessica and her loving family are in the care of the Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park during this difficult time.

Services

  • Laying in State

    Sunday, June 21, 2020

  • Receiving of Family and Friends

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Receiving of Family and Friends

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Memories

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Kaye Mayes

June 23, 2020

Jessica was a very kind and caring young lady. We had the honor of knowing her through Marilyn and Karen Bunch as she would come to Bible class with them. She was a bright young lady who was not proud, rather lived a life of humility, compassion, and kindness toward others. She will be greatly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are for comfort for the family during this time.

Ana B

June 22, 2020

You were one of the highlights of my day. Your smile would light up the room. Even during some of your most difficult times you were positive and STILL smiling. I am so proud of the woman you became. I am honored to know this intelligent, strong, fighter, and chocolate milk LOVER! Thank you for letting me be one of the many who got to take care of you on your journey. You will forever hold a special place in my heart. You won this battle and heaven is so lucky to have such a beautiful girl like you. You will be missed dearly!

Melanie Radermacher

June 22, 2020

I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to teach Jessica. She was an inspiration to me, one who truly showed kindness to others and gave her best constantly. Her smile and laugh will always ring in my heart. She was so gifted in so many ways and touched so many lives along her all-too-short journey. I thank God that he placed her in my class for freshmen Math 2 Honors and allowed me to see her shine so brightly and stand so strongly. She lived and loved obviously led by God, and will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to all acquaintances, friends, family, loved ones. May her joy and zest for life and Christ comfort and give peace to all in this difficult time, and as we are ready, may we continue her faith, love, joy, kindness, laughter, and pay it forward to others in her memory and legacy.

Danielle Myers

June 20, 2020

It was truly my honor to have cared for Jessica. She will always hold a special place in my heart. I will never forget her beautiful smile. My heart is with all of you during this difficult time.

Jewel Patterson

June 20, 2020

Jessica,
You will forever live on in our hearts, souls and memories. There has not been a day that we have not thought of you and the family. You will be missed.

We still remember all of the fun times that we had. And we enjoyed every moment. From going to the movies and having a blast at the fair to just chilling and talking even doing homework together.

We love you!! 💕

Peyton Stepp

June 20, 2020

Jessica was one of the kindest individuals that I've ever met. She absolutely radiated joy and kindness. We may not have been the closest, but that much was easy to see. She is the first individual that I ever remember being kind to me just for the sake of being kind, all the way back in sixth grade. She cared about the people around her and was just the absolute sweetest. She left a mark everywhere she went. There aren't even words to describe the extent of it. She just put so much positivity into the world.

Kyla Hillman

June 20, 2020

Jessica was truly one of the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Not only was she my bestfriend but she was a friend to everyone and tried to be sweet to anyone she met. Jessica had the most effervescent personality I have ever seen in anyone and was truly a special person meant to change the world.

Lydia Bolick

June 20, 2020

Jessica was a bright and wonderfully sweet person. She was an amazing friend. We weren't super close but we would talk in the halls and smile and wave everytime we passed each other. She left an impact on me and on everyone she ever met. It hurts so much to know that such a bright and beautiful light has gone out of the universe. Prayers for your family.

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