Jasmine Renee Fodal
- Published: September 2, 2020
“Let our faith be greater than our fear.”
Our dearly loved Jasmine Renee Fodal was born in Dayton, Ohio, on Sunday, March 14, 1999. Incredible from the start, she was born with a halo, though granted she was not perfect. Jasmine’s never, ever not been a career-minded angel: genuinely kind, authentically bold, happy-go-lucky, naturally a beautiful girl who was peacefully natured, grateful for all life had offered her.
Jasmine was unusually artistic, and had talent beyond measure. In recent years, she had taught herself to play the piano and guitar fluently; she had written, sung and recorded her own music. Jasmine will always be remembered for her relentless courage during difficult and painful times. However, this time the pain was too great: Jasmine Renee Fodal’s life was taken too soon by her own hand.
Jasmine’s love touched so many of us in so many kind ways, while never taking anyone for granted during her brief stay among us. Jasmine earned her angel wings on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Because of her hospitalization in March 2020, we were unable to celebrate Jasmine’s 21st birthday with her. We shall celebrate Jasmine’s life, her 21st birthday and what would have been her 22nd birthday this coming spring, 2021. Direct invitations will be sent out in advance for this event.
Family came first to Jasmine. Jasmine spent the majority of her time here on our Mother Earth with her three little sisters, preparing them for the real world. Jasmine was an amazing role model to, and survived by, her sisters, Jayla, Emery, Ella Fodal; mother, Danielle Fodal; Mary Fodal, Joe Fodal, Helene Gordon, Jason Fodal, Shawn Blake, and Ricardo Walker; father Darryll Bedinger; Saundra Bedinger, Darlene (Steve) Bedinger, Andre Bedinger, Stephanie (Gabe), Brandon (Hannah), Marcus (Maxtin), Shardae (Alirezza); Jasmine’s brother, Antonio; additional family and close friends, Hunter Dunn and Lois, Andrea, and Terrance Foy; and numerous other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers please visit our GoFundMe link: bit.ly/3lGnEkg, or contact Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America directly at sardaa.org, to make a donation on behalf of Jasmine Renee Fodal; a link for her will be created on the site as soon possible.
Don’t grieve for me for now I am free,
I am following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call:
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found my place at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void;
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too shall miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow:
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life has been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my life seemed all too brief:
Do not lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me;
God wanted me now, He has set me free.