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Clore-English Funeral Home

11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA

OBITUARY

Pauline Fincham Jenkins

August 18, 1928August 21, 2019

Pauline Fincham Jenkins died August 21, 2019 peacefully at her home at the age of 91. Mrs. Jenkins is survived by her adoring son, Collis C. Jenkins III. Mrs. Jenkins was the sustaining strength behind one of Culpeper’s longest running businesses, Baby Jim’s Snack Bar, founded by her late husband Collis C. Jenkins Jr.--Culpeper’s beloved Baby Jim. The daughter of the late Robert and Annie Fincham, she is also survived by her siblings Jack Fincham, Joe FIncham and Doris Creel. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Jenkins, as well as many adoring nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Jenkins is preceded in death by her siblings Margret Ann Lee, Ruth Kilby, Jean Shaffer and Billy Fincham.

A native of Rappahannock County and a graduate of Rappahannock County High School, Mrs. Jenkins launched her career at the Culpeper Diner--riding a bus to town weekly to work weekends--where she met Baby Jim and launched a life of love, purpose and service to the Culpeper community. She enjoyed her family, adored her husband, and her son Collis was the light of her life until her very last day. Mrs. Jenkins selflessly greeted her valued customers at Baby Jim’s until she was 87 years old. Tirelessly, flipping the switch which lit the iconic neon sign illuminating Main Street at 4:30 am every operating morning as her customers started their day. Always closed on Sundays, Pauline would enjoy home cooked Sunday dinners with her family. First, her parents and siblings , then her late husband and son.

In addition to the Snack Bar, Mrs. Jenkins also supported Baby Jim in launching and operating Rock Hill Farm. The farm operation focused on raising Black Angus Cattle and still does today. Mrs. Jenkins took great pride in watching her son make it his own as it evolved into a wedding venue serving the Culpeper community and beyond while remaining true to its agricultural roots. The twilight of Mrs. Jenkins’ life was spent looking over the lot of Baby Jim’s Snack Bar and the cattle and weddings of Rock Hill Farm with a peace and contentment representative of a life well lived--working hard, focusing on family and doing right by others.

Mrs. Jenkins enjoyed many years in Winter Haven, Florida where she and her late husband always welcomed friends and family during the winter season. But her heart always belonged to Culpeper.

The twilight of Mrs. Jenkins’ earthly journey was enhanced by her caregivers, Pat Banks and Brenda Miller.

Pallbearers include Drew Hudson, Michael deNobel, Juan Saldana, Chad Lee, Travis Stanley, and Fred Ayers.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.in the chapel of Clore-English Funeral Home with interment in Fairview Cemetery. A time of fellowship will immediately follow at Rock Hill Farm, 14461 Norman Road, Culpeper, VA

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911. Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the Jenkins family through clore-english.com. The Jenkins family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.

  • DONATIONS

  • Hospice of the Piedmont

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 26, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Time of Food and Fellowship Following Service

Memories

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Brenda Mills-Kunkle

August 25, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I did not know your parents but my dad, George Mills, sure did :) Dad always took us to Baby Jim's for hamburgers - delicious - this was in the 60's - great memories.

Linda Reece

August 24, 2019

Collis I met your Mom while working with Roxie Reece, Carolyn Reece Weakley when we worked at the wheel till it caught fire. Then we moved to Baby Jim's Snack Bar . Your Mom was a lovely caring person.After you were born we looked at books or sat on the front porch as your Momma made supper.
Baby Jim's was popular. She was a treasure to me and I am sorry for your loss. My she rest in peace. Be Blessed.Linda

Gail Brown

August 24, 2019

Jerry and I send our sincere sympathy.

Donnie Johnston

August 23, 2019

She was a fine woman and a hard worker.

Gloria Hamilton

August 23, 2019

One of the sweetest, kindest people, Iʻve ever known.

Kevin Keys

August 22, 2019

Collis,
Sorry for your loss of a wonderful lady and mother. I send my condolences and prayers to you. God 🙏Bless

Pam Kelley

August 22, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very sweet lady and i enjoy seeing her when i came to visit Aunt Libby and when I came down to Baby Jim's to pick up lunch. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. You and the family will be in prayers.

Karen Baruch Sisk

August 22, 2019

Collis so sorry for your loss. She was the sweetest lady and was always so nice to me when I would go to baby Jim's. She will be missed so much. My mother also thought so much of her.

Skip Price

August 22, 2019

So sorry for your loss Collis. Your Mom was always the sweetest person you could ever want to meet. She always treated me very well when I ate at Baby Jim's! She will be missed. Prayers for you and your family.

Stacy Aylor

August 22, 2019

I loved going to Baby Jim's to see her.. My grandparents lived across the street from there.. She was so nice and sweet..I remember her telling the people in there to watch there cussing!!! So glad I knew this fine lady

FROM THE FAMILY