OBITUARY

Ethel E. Jenkins

April 8, 1932November 24, 2018
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Ethel Edith Jenkins passed away on November 24 at the age of 92. Ethel was a resident of Augusta, Ga for 56 years. She was married to the late SFC Albert T. Jenkins. After retiring from the Richmond County Board of Education in 1996, she spent her time fellowshipping with and nurturing her extended family. She was an avid swimmer at the Henry Brigham Community Center, and a passionate gardener. Ethel Jenkins lived her life in service to others. Helping her community brought her joy and seeing the impact of their recovery brought unity to her community for 40 years. Survivors who cherish her memory are four daughters, Sylvia Edwards, Augusta, GA, Frontaine Freeman, (Tyrone) Carrollton, TX, Saundra Coachman, (Russell) Evans, GA, Gaylord Jenkins, formerly of Naples, Italy; a son Anthony Kyler, Atlanta, GA; a sister (deceased) Elizabeth Bell, Detroit MI, nieces; Angela Jonas, Augusta, GA, Mildred Warren, Plainsboro, NJ; Tanya Williams, Plainsboro NJ; nephews, Andrew Jenkins, Frankfurt, Germany; James Jenkins, Randallstown, MD; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. The family expresses deep appreciation for the care of their mother to the staff at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and University Extended Care Westwood.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Lumpkin Rd. on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ethel E. Jenkins

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Frontaine, Sylvia, Saundra, Gaylord and Anthony Jenkins

December 9, 2018

The family would like to thank you for all of the beautiful flowers and plants. The house is full of her memories.

Frontaine, Sylvia, Saundra, Gaylord and Anthony Jenkins

December 9, 2018

The family would like to thank those that sent all of the beautiful flowers and plants. The house is full of her memories.

Frontaine, Sylvia, Saundra ,Gaylord and Anthony Jenkins

December 9, 2018

Kathy Wrye

December 7, 2018

To Ethel Jenkins Family,
It was sad to hear that this beautiful , energetic, so full of life woman who I respect and look up to , whom I choose to call “ mamma “ had gone to be with her LORD . She showed me what honesty and being humble and grateful meant and helped me with her wisdom how to do the steps . She will truely be missed by me . My love be with you as the healing begins. Thank you for being understanding about having to miss her celebration of life . We just never know when the time is. Only GOD knows .

With all my love 🥰
Kathy Wrye

Rufus and Sherry Smith

December 3, 2018

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tracie Bouye

December 2, 2018

Ms. Ethel was the first person I could relate to in the rooms. She helped open my mind and my heart to a whole new way of life. She gave me my first daily reflections that I still read, and always had a big hug, kiss, and a reminder to just keep coming back. She made a lasting impression in my soul. Her grace and beauty will be missed.
#andgodcalledanangel

Birdie Moten

December 1, 2018

I was introduced to Mrs. Jenkins by my nickname Button. Either she didn’t think it fit or she couldn’t remember. So one day I was peaches the next cotton. I answered to whatever she called me. She was a hoot. She made you laugh when you had no laughter. She finally settled on cotton. When she said cotton I responded😀❤️ That woman was priceless. At Frontaine and Tyrone’s 45th wedding anniversary wedding she and her walker put most of us semi young ones to shame. She danced like she was partying like it was 1999. The world has lost a light. Kids grandkids great grandkids I mourn with you because Ethel was awesome!

Cindy Muir

November 30, 2018

She made me laugh. Over and over and over .. one night after a late late meeting I was taking her home and we decided we were hungry. The only place we saw open was a Korean restaurant. She asked me if I thought the menu was in English and I said sure! We went in, Sat down, and picked up the menu. It was in Korean, no English.. and we got the giggles. We were so bad and every time we tried to ask the waitress anything we couldn't stop giggling! We finally had to just get up and leave!!!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Ethel and her clan on her way to Puerto Rico.

Biography

Ethel Edith Jenkins passed away on November 24 at the age of 92. Ethel was a resident of Augusta, Ga for 56 years. She was married to the late SFC Albert T. Jenkins. After retiring from the Richmond County Board of Education in 1996, she spent her time fellowshipping with and nurturing her extended family. She was an avid swimmer at the Henry Brigham Community Center, and a passionate gardener.
Ethel Jenkins lived her life in service to others. Helping her community brought her joy and seeing the impact of their recovery brought unity to her community for 40 years.
Survivors who cherish her memory are four daughters, Sylvia Edwards, Augusta, GA, Frontaine Freeman, (Tyrone) Carrollton, TX, Saundra Coachman, (Russell) Evans, GA, Gaylord Jenkins, formerly of Naples, Italy; a son Anthony Kyler, Atlanta, GA; a sister (deceased) Elizabeth Bell, Detroit MI, nieces; Angela Jonas, Augusta, GA, Mildred Warren, Plainsboro, NJ; Tanya Williams, Plainsboro NJ; nephews, Andrew Jenkins, Frankfurt, Germany; James Jenkins, Randallstown, MD; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.
The family expresses deep appreciation for the care of their mother to the staff at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and University Extended Care Westwood.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Lumpkin Rd. on Sunday, December 2, 2018.