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Jessica Lee Ruff

Jessica Lee Ruff, 46, of Wilmington passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Jessica was born in Wilmington, the daughter of Christine (Windsor) Dougherty and Joseph T. Ruff. She worked as a waitress at Mrs. Robino’s Restaurant. Jessica was known for her outgoing personality and friendliness and would easily talk with anyone. These characteristics made her an excellent waitress and good conversationalist.

Jessica is survived by her son, Joshua S. Ruff of Wilmington; her father and stepmother, Joseph and Deborah Ruff of Townsend; her mother and stepfather, Christine and Charles Dougherty of Wilmington; her siblings, Joseph B. Ruff of Wilmington, Patrick T. Ruff (and wife, Jenny Wang) of New York City, Sarah E. Ruff of Baltimore, Philip M. Ruff (and wife, Ashley) of Wilmington, Jacqueline Dougherty, Charles Dougherty Jr. (and wife, Michelle), Timothy Dougherty, and Michael Dougherty, all of Wilmington; her niece Camryn Dougherty; her nephew, Logan Ruff; her son’s father, Chuck Slavin of Elsmere; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 11 AM at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, where friends may visit after 10 AM.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Joshua S. Ruff Education Fund c/o Artisans' Bank, 2961 Centerville Rd, Wilmington, DE, 19808.

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Submitted by Lisa Minuti on
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Jessica , you will truly be missed. You were one of a kind and my dearest friend. Hard to believe you will not be walking in the door anymore. Until we meet again my friend.

Submitted by Alex Kaylor on
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You will be missed. Still hard to believe you are gone. I still cant believe it. I love you. I hope you rest easy.

Submitted by Reva on
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Oh how I will miss you. I will never forget our conversations and your lipstick cheek kisses goodbye. You made me laughed when I felt like crying. We were just alike, could walk into a room and brighten it. I shared my secrets with you and admired your personality. Never would of thought giving you a ride would be the last time I would ever see you but I will see you again one day. Rest easy Jess until we meet again, we all love and miss you dearly. -Reva

Submitted by Kim Lopata on
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Rest In Peace Jess.. its been a long time friend since I saw you but I will always remember the great times we all had together. I will miss that smile and infectious crazy personality. You will be missed greatly.

Submitted by Amy Colatriano on
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Am going to miss you. Love ya to the moon and back. You will never have to worry about Josh he is In great hands with his father chucky....he will go on to be the best as you always wanted. Love you

Submitted by Tammy on
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Jessica, How we will all miss your beautiful smile and amazing energy when you walked into a room. I will never forget you, until we meet again my friend.

Submitted by Tara Barr on
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I will miss you sooo much....but i know you will be happy where your at now....for are memories will be cherished to I see you again...LOVE YOU.Tara

Submitted by Casie Huber on
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Jessica you were truly one of a kind. Me and my dad really can’t believe this. I’ll never forget the impact you had on me and my dads life. I hope you’re happy & loud like you normally are. We love & miss you very much!!!

Submitted by Rebecca on
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My sincere condolence to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Grief can be so hard but your special memories can help you to  cope. And so can John 5: 28, 29.

Submitted by Chrissy Riley on
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Words can not express the loss I am feeling right now. I've known Jessica for many years & in that time I've never met anyone like her. She was a one in a million & I'm truly grateful that she was apart of my life. Until we meet again my friend, RIP.

Submitted by Esther on
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Deepest condolences to the family. May it help to know that caring thoughts are near and may your special memories be a source of comfort to you.  Comforting thoughts at Acts 24:15

Submitted by Jennie Holiskey on
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You will be missed. I cant believe your gone. Loved working with you and our crazy Sunday night drives home. Rest in peace. Heaven has another angel.

Submitted by Joseph d dougherty on
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Prayers to Chris and Cookie and all the other members of Jessica's family. Jessie was always a pleasant person to be around and much too young to pass.Praying for you!! RIP

Submitted by Sherry on
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Deepest condolences for your loss. May your family find comfort in the scriptural hope found at Revelation 21:4:"..death will be no more.., the former things have passed away."

Submitted by Barbara Fenimore on
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Aunt Chris and Uncle Cookie, Timothy, Michael and Joshua and the rest of her family and friends I’m so sorry for your loss! I know we’ve had some distance between us over the years and life just gets in the way sometimes. Just know that I’m so very sorry to hear of her passing. She was always my funny, crazy, sweet cousin and anytime we ran into eachother she showed me nothing but love and kindness! A few years ago I met her and Joshua at the playground in Elsmere and we talked and talked. I last saw her at the restaurant she waitresses at in Hockessin 2 years ago and that was the last time we saw eachother. May she be at peace and your guardian angel watching over. My heart aches for her son who is now left without his mother. I pray for strength for all of you and to find comfort and healing during this most difficult time! Love Always, Barbara

Submitted by Dennis H on
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I miss u babe I love you I hope you’re in a better place I’m lost without you

Submitted by Gary H.& Christ... on
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Our Deepest Condolences to Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Ruff and Family. You are in our thoughts and prays. From your friends who you did all the hard work for in Midvale,New Castle.

Submitted by Robert&Judy ONeal on
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To Jessica's family We are sorry for your loss Jessica will always be in are hearts may she rest in peace God bless

Submitted by Karen d on
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Blows my mind my only friend who always made sure i had choclate will miss you dearly but you will never be forgotten rip

Submitted by tammi allen on
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Jessica, may you fly high and forever RIP.. your smile was contagious... prayers go out to your son and family.. <3

Submitted by Debora Bailey on
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I am truly sorry for your loss of Jessica. Please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the Ruff family find comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection, where death will be eliminated forever. This promise is given by our heavenly father, Jehovah. Truly, what a glorious and unbelievable day that will be, for God cannot lie!

Submitted by Shiela on
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I’m sorry to hear about your loss and pain and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4. May the god of comfort give you comfort by means of the scriptures in this time of bereavement.