Jessica Estella Christensen

Jessica Estella Christensen

March 19, 1939 ~ December 28, 2020

Jessica loved traveling.  She didn’t get to travel a lot until later in life.

She was born in Baltimore, Maryland to William and Amelia Hubbard. Her parents were traditional and when she graduated from high school, she was told to pick her career, a teacher or a nurse.  She chose being a nurse and went to nursing school. While attending school, she met and married Thomas Edward Christensen. Jessica and her husband had three children. They spent many weekends sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and occasional trips to Ocean City.  She and her family moved to Belleair Bluffs, Florida in 1978 and enjoyed many weekends at the beach.

In 1980, Jessica took a chance and selected a job in Saudi Arabia. The overseas job was scary and exciting. The job allowed her to provide for her family, while simultaneously getting to start her second act, a second chance at creating a life, she would find exciting. While working overseas, she had many opportunities to explore other countries and other cultures.  Even after returning to Florida, she continued to travel around the world.

She retired from her nursing career in 2014 after 50 years as an RN. Throughout her life and adventures, she inspired her children to travel and keep working, and building a life they loved no matter their age even if it was scary. She was a person who chose to do stuff that scared her and do it anyways.

She passed peacefully at Suncoast Hospice in Palm Harbor. She is survived by her three children, William, Steven and Paula and four grandchildren, Griffin, Veronica, James, and Sarah.


Beverly Craven - Friend

January 7, 2021, 8:12 am

I had just recently reconnected with Jessie and had no idea she was ill. We had hoped to stay in touch via Facebook and Messenger. Jessie and I shared many good times together. I’ll never forget her.

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Huyen, Katie and Nam - Friend of Hanh and Steve

January 7, 2021, 8:21 am

Our deepest condolences to your family. May she rest in peace 🖤🙏

  • Relationship: Friend of Hanh and Steve

Susan Dempsey - Former co-worker

January 7, 2021, 2:43 pm

Sweet dreams Jessie. May you rest in peace.

  • Relationship: Former co-worker

Huyen,Phu - Hanh and Steve ‘friends from VA

January 7, 2021, 6:13 pm

My condolences to your family .You’re in my thought and prayers

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Peggy - colleague

January 7, 2021, 7:14 pm

My condolences on the loss of your mother. I worked with Jessie many years at Mease Countryside. She always had a smile for a greeting and she knew her stuff. May she rest in peace.

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