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Casssandra Jean Christopher

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:00 am

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Cassandra Jean Christopher, 18, of Hagerstown, Md. went home to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020.

Born July 15, 2001, in Hagerstown, Md., she was the daughter of John R. Christopher and the late Rose M. Christopher of Hagerstown. Cassie was preceded in death by her mom, Rose Christopher in 2015.

Cassie was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School, where she was involved in Theater, was a member of the Yearbook Committee and the Key Club. Cassie was enrolled at Hagerstown Community College in the Nursing Program, following in her Mom’s footsteps.

Cassie enjoyed reading, writing, art, music and singing, as well as her pets and animals. She had a passion for life, helping others, and bettering herself.  She had a love of children, and people.

 Cassie did extensive volunteer work in school for various organizations and events. She also prepared and delivered holiday meals for persons in need in previous years. 

Cassie is survived by her father, John R. Christopher of Hagerstown, MD, brother John M. Christopher of Hagerstown, MD, sister Jennifer Bussard and spouse David, of Hagerstown, MD, brother Josh Johnson and spouse Gennifer, of Hagerstown, MD, brother Dennis Johnson of Texas, grandfather, Jack Christopher of Boonsboro, MD, her boyfriend Austin Shank of Hagerstown, MD, and her best friend Lauren Fox of Hagerstown, MD. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her grandmothers, Rose Black and Jean Christopher.

Services will be held Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 11:00 at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD. 

Family will receive friends and family at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Internment will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 17636 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, Md.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ALS Association, 30 W. Gude Dr., Rockville, MD 20850.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

Almost 3 weeks, since you left us, and it is still so hard to believe, and to deal with! Not an hour goes by that I don't think about you, Sissy, you were a part of everyday life, and mostly everything in this house. We are holding up as well as can be expected, with the help of Pappy and good friends. I am sure you are watching over us, and those who were close to you, which is some comfort! I/we miss You and Love, Very Much Sissy!!!!!

John Christopher
Hagerstown, Maryland

Cassie and I weren’t very close and had our ups and downs, but she always knew how to put a smile on your face. She’s tell jokes and have so much fun with us. She made yearbook a really great and fun place to be and musical rehearsals without her we’re never the same. Cassie was one of the sweetest people you’d ever meet, she always lit up a room with her smile. No matter what she was going through she was always there as a shoulder to cry on and someone to talk to when you needed one. I’ll never forget Cassie, and she’ll forever be in our memories! <3

McKenzie Stephens
Iron Station, NC

Our condolence to the family.

Wayne & Jo Ann Duffey Sr.
Boonsboro, Md

John and your family we are sorry for your loss. You anf your family are in our hearts and prayers.

John and Jamie Powell
Hagerstown , Md

Cassie was such a kind and loving person. She showed respect to everyone and always gave her best effort in everything she did. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sarah Morales
Hagerstown, Maryland

John and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you guys. Hopefully you can find an answer where most can't for your lovely daughter.

Walter Osenbaugh
Greencastle , Pa

Dear sweet Cassie, I can’t believe you are gone. I gasped and cried when I saw that you had left us so suddenly... You were one of the sweetest, kindest students I have ever met! You had a pure and good heart, filled with compassion for others! You were talented.... an amazing writer!! So deep, such a way with words. I could read your writings all day. It was like reading an accomplished author. But your heart was the best part of you.... like pure and innocent, seeing the best in others❤️ I wish I could talk with you on more time, to tell you how much you mean to me and my children. We will treasure the memories. I know you loved God and He is embracing you in His arms. We are grieving with your family~ Ms. Swain

Ms. Swain
Hagerstown, MD

John, There are no words for what you are going through. I'm so sorry that you've lost your little girl!! Please know we hold you in prayer. Prayer for comfort. Cassie, like Daddy says, you're now with your Mommy and grandma. Please look over him .

cindy keplinger
new bern, NC

John & John Michael & all other families. I am so sad to hear of Cassie's death. My prayers are going out to each of you through the days ahead as you grieve and mourn this precious life taken way too soon. Fly high Cassie and give your Mom and Grandma Jean a hug from me. See you later, your Aunt Lisa (formerly Lisa Christopher)

Lisa Hensley
Martinsburg, WV

John. My sincere condolences for you and your family. I am so very sorry. Life has so many unexpected turns. Prayers for you all in the days ahead. Please try to do as I try each day at a time. I’m back in fl won’t be able to make viewing or funeral. Hugs.

Deb poole
Pompano Beach, Fl

John, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Girl Cassie. Sending Prayers of Peace & Comfort

Debbie & Tim Hawks

My deepest sympathies, I still cant believe it. Cassie was definitely raised right. She was the sweetest, most caring young girl. Always brought something for my daughter when she visited her bf. Brought me flowers on valentines day. Which really touched my heart. Austin would just light up when he talked about her or her name mentioned. So blessed to have known her and bringing such joy into my sons life. She will truly be missed.

Wendy shank
Hagerstown , Md

John, I am so incredibly sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. I will be Praying for you and your family. Take care of yourself.

Kathy Carbaugh
Hagerstown, MD

I’m so incredibly sorry to hear about this. Cassie was a lovely special person and I know she will be missed. My deepest sympathies to her father. It’s difficult enough to lose a spouse, but to lose a child is unimaginable. Rest In Peace with your mom Cassie. ❤️

Georgia Ecker
Mesilla Park , New Mexico

Gary and I are so very sorry for the loss of your Daughter.


My son when to school with her and he said she was a lovely young lady. Im so sorry dor your loss. My prayers are your family. I pray that Gid will grant you peace and strength in this hard moment.

Sophia Barthley
Hagerstown , Md

Joan and family. I am still in shock over sissy’s sudden passing. Sissy was such a sweet and kind young woman. She had a zest for life. She never let the world or circumstance taint her bright shining light. I bonded with her over her love for animals and teasing her dad. She had a wonderful sense of family. She loved you all so much, which was very obvious the few minutes of meeting her. She didn’t have an unkind bone in her body. She was the girl rooting for the under dog. May you find comfort in your sorrow knowing she will be with you in spirit as your angel with Rose above. The Lord called on her home too soon but maybe he needed her more. Your family has Laura’s and my deepest sympathies. Sissy’s light is not diminished. It will always shine bright. Until you meet again may you find comfort in knowing she is a beautiful soul that left a huge hole in this world. Jackie and Laura

Jacquelyn Freeman
Hagerstown , MD

I send my deepest sympathies for the family and friends. I never met Cassie but if she was anything like her mom and dad she was a very dear and sweet person. Sending prayers !

Rachael Mitchell
Hagerstown, MD

So shocked by this! And so very sorry to hear.

Kathy Oakman
Stewartstown, PA

Cassandra was such a beautiful person inside and out ♥️ I am praying for you guys as family sorry for this loss ✨

Jadea Johnson
Hagerstown, MD

I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter, she was such a nice person, she helped Rose out a lot, my deepest Sympathy, R.I.P.

Rose Wolfensberger
Hagerstown, MD

Sissy, of all the people I have known in my life, I never met anyone so selfless, so giving, so compassionate towards others, so full of life with such a love of life, as you! Even though there are times I feel I should’ve done a better job raising you, there have been so many times you have proven me wrong and amazed me with the beautiful young lady you became. Words cannot sufficiently describe you, your personality and character, the joys you brought into our lives. As hard as this is to handle, your memory and legacy will live on with me, with us, Forever! I can imagine the joy you are giving your Mom, and Grandma, whose been waiting years to see you and hold you again, right now, and I know you will watch over us together. You have been a great example to so many people, of all ages, with your positive nature, your loving, caring heart, your unique ways of looking at bad things and finding good in them, and so much more! There is so much about you that will be forever missed. I am blessed to have spent 18 1/2 years with you and the beautiful you brought to this world. That is full of memories that no one can erase or take away, which I will draw from to get through these rough days. I will see you again, my Baby Girl, and truly look forward to it. I Love You Always, Cassie Jeanie!! ❤️❤️❤️

John Christopher
Hagerstown, MD

Such a sweet girl.. So sorry John my condolences and prayers atr with you and the family..My heart breaks for you

Teresa Witmer
Hagerstown, MD

John my condolences to you and your family. God be with you all

Donns Nye
Brook Park , Ohio

Can’t believe you are gone at a young age! You were such a sweetheart and a loving person!

Hagerstown, MD

Oh my sweet girl, my hero, my forever friend! I am gutted, unbelieving, speechless, heartbroken. I can't begin to tell you of all the ways you have brought light and hope and kindness into my life and into my understanding of the world. You showed me what real courage looks like in the face of hurt, what real generosity of spirit looks like and selflessness, too. You were always kind and wished that from and for everyone else. You had an eternal little girl wonder about you, a way of marveling and being curious about the world without cynicism. You had a quirky sense of humor ( and bless your heart you tried to appreciate mine!) You could be snarky at times for sure, but you were never, ever mean. It wasn't in your DNA. I love you with my whole heart and I will hold you in my heart and in my spirit and will hope to be the best person you would have wanted me to be! Go have a happy dance with your beloved Momma, Rose! I refuse to say goodbye, so I won't. Your "Big Sister" Cheryl

Cheryl Piasecki
Martinsburg, WV

Prayers going out for all who knew her. May you rest in peace Cassie.

Christina Smyers
Frostburg, MD

How do you understand, or explain a loss of someone like you "Bubba". It's a loss that words can hardly do justice. I've watched you grow into the Fine, and amazing young woman you became, and have never known anyone that could match, or equal the determination, and desire you had to achieve the goals, and acheivements you had set for yourself. I have no doubts that you would have accomplished all of those things you set out to do in your life. A life cut much to short, and way too soon. Losing you has left a deep, and painful hole in so many of our hearts, and missing you will be something that will never end. You were so Loved, and so appreciated by us all, and you will never be forgotten, and will never be put away as thought you never existed. WE will LOVE you forever, and will do everything it takes to keep your memory alive. You were a very Special young Lady, and they just don't come any better than you. Rest in Peace Dear Grand Daughter, and know that you WAS, and still ARE so Loved. I'll miss you forever. I Love you Bubba Girl "Pappy" Jack

Jack Christopher
Boonsboro, Maryland

Hey beautiful, i cant even imagine this world without your beautiful face,soul, and passion for life, in the short time I have gotten to know you we became close planning out out blankets for my children and grand daughter Nevaeh whom she talks about you to her father, from our staying up late night talks to just goofing around the dining room table your just such an amazing person and i will remember our Tic Toc faces and just plain out cracking up , Im so thankful to be around your family and will always cherish my blanket you made and even though i cried that night, but we shared so much together and your passion for life was just amazing i just cant even put it into words how much you mean to me and always will I Love ya beautiful until we meet again and I promise to look out for your family as long as i am on this earth , sissy im at lost for words because there isn’t enough words in the world , ok so now you know im jabbering, but i mean this from the bottom of my heart hold onto your mommas hand for she is beautiful as well love always

Lorie Harris
Hagerstown , Md

Rest Peacefully, Baby Girl, I miss you and Love you so much!! You will Always be my Baby Girl!! I can't begin to explain the emptiness of losing you. You have been a blessing since the day you were born, and I have been so proud of you throughout your life! You have left such a positive impact on all of those around you, all of which who miss you dearly! As unfortunate as this is, one blessing is that you are back in your Mom's arms. Fly High Sissy, Daddy Loves You!!

John Christopher
Hagerstown, Maryland

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