Jennifer Elizabeth Sokol
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Jennifer Elizabeth Sokol
  • April 19, 1970 - April 8, 2017
  • New Port Richey, Florida

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Jenny was born on April 19, 1970, the same day as her Dad, in Smithtown, N.Y. She moved with her family to Dunedin, Florida in 1973, attending Dunedin elementary, middle and high school. She was extremely bright, athletic, and most of all giving of her time and energy to those that needed it. Jenny was struck by lightning on July 12, 1986 at the age of 16 and was with God for some 25 minutes before he gave her back to us to do God's work. She loved music and attended many a concert with her parents. She loved to laugh and her smile was infectious. Unable to speak she was still able to communicate by her actions to all those that interacted with her. We were privileged to have been her parents and she will be remembered forever by those she has touched. She was never our burden she was our gift. Jenny died on April 8, 2017, her Grandmother Betty's birthday. Jenny is survived by her parents, Ron and Jackie, her brother, Mark, his wife Carolyn, niece Madison, nephews Alec and Chase, Uncle Jimmy, his wife Kamal, Uncle Jerry, his wife Nancy, and Aunt Janet and her husband, John. You were so loved, dear Jenny and we will see you again one day. Funeral service will be 1pm Wednesday April 12th at Sylvan Abbey United Methodist Church, 2817 Sunset Point Rd. Clearwater, Florida 33759. Visitation will be two hours prior 11-1 at the Church. Burial will follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, 2860 Sunset Point Rd. Clearwater. In lieu of flowers the family would like those that want to support Jenny's memory should contribute to the Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay who helped the family in 1986 after Jenny was struck by lightning and hospitalized at All Children's in St. Petersburg, Florida. You can donate at https://rmhctampabay.org/donate/ and for online donations select 'Gift Designation', 'In memory of ' and put 'Jenny Sokol' in the Additional comments section. www.sylvanabbey.com