OBITUARY

Jimmy Joe Jenkins

January 26, 1948July 7, 2019
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Jimmy Joe Jenkins, age 71, of Decatur, Alabama passed away on Sunday July 7, 2019. Jimmy was born January 26, 1948 in Lawrence County, AL to the late Jim D. and Bertie Jenkins. Jimmy Joe married Karen on December 31, 1971. He retired from Solutia in 2003 with 36 years of service. Jimmy Joe was an avid fisherman and Alabama Fan. Beside his parents he was also preceded in death by a sister Daphene Aldridge, and two brothers Jerry Jenkins and Gary Jenkins. Jimmy Joe Jenkins is survived by his wife of 47 years Karen Gillespie Jenkins. Sisters Gwen Shipley, Bertha Sue Alexander, Rachel Wix and Melba McWhorter. Sister in law Sandy Shelton; brother in law Tony Gillespie and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation for Jimmy Joe will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Service will be Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Roselawn Funeral Chapel. Jimmy Joe will be laid to rest Roselawn Cemetery, Decatur, Alabama. Memorials may be made to the Decatur Animal Shelter or The American Heart Association. Pallbearers will be Mike Bice, Neal Banks, Bruce Kimbrell, Donie Rice, Onnis Terry, Arnold Shelton, Bill Crump and Perry Hall. Roselawn Funeral Home is honored to assist the family of Jimmy Joe Jenkins. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfhandcemetery.com for the Jenkins family.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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SANDRA MASON

July 10, 2019

KAREN, I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JIMMY. YOU AND HIM WERE SO PRECIOUS TO US AT DR. GOWDA'S OFFICE. I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH THE FRIENDSHIP WE MADE. MAY GOD GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH FOR THE DAYS AHEAD. CHERISH ALL THE MEMORIES YOU HAD TOGETHER. PRAYING FOR YOU ALL. LOVE YOU, SANDRA

Celia Fabery

July 10, 2019

Karen and family, wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I saw all the pictures that was posted and you both had some wonderful trips and good times together. Treasure the memories and know that you are in my prayers and heart. Today will be a very hard day for you and will be like a bad dream, just know that God, your family and friends are by your side. Love Celia,

Shirley Gillespie

July 8, 2019

Karen, Melba and entire family! I am so sorry about Jimmy Joe. He was a sweet and kind person. May God be with you and comfort you at this time. Thinking of you... Shirley

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