Gladys Brown Jenkins

February 7, 1924January 6, 2019

Gladys Brown Jenkins, 94, died peacefully on Sunday January 6th after a short illness.

Mrs. Jenkins was born on February 7th, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio. She married Harold Wade Jenkins on March 22, 1942 and together they raised two daughters. Mrs. Jenkins aspired to be in the world of fashion and retired from Macy’s where her fashion advice was sought after. She was also one of the founding members of the Akron Chapter of Jack and Jill of America so she could insure her children and others of color were exposed to cultural experiences. Mrs. Jenkins was an active member of St. Sebastian Church.

She is survived by her daughters, Therese (James) Wade and Christi (Joel) Cornette ; grandchildren, Justin (Rachael) Wade, Joshua (Sofi) Wade, Jordan (Shae Peppler) Cornette, Jonathan (Kristin) Cornette; great grandchildren, Carter Wright, Maya Wade, Miles Wade, Caleb Wade; sister Janet LeFlore; nephews Christopher LeFlore, Michael LeFlore, Vincent Walker. Mrs. Jenkins also leaves behind many beloved friends that she adopted as her own family. Her class, dignity and love will be missed for eternity.

In lieu of flowers you may send donations to Stewart’s Caring Place, 2955 West Market Street, Suite R, Akron,Ohio 44333 or The Joel Cornette Foundation, 4067 Retreat Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45241.

Visitation will be this Friday, January 11th, 11:00-12:00, at Rose Hill Funeral Home 3653 W Market St. Akron, OH; where the Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 PM. Entombment Rose Hill Burial Park.


  • Stewart's Caring Place
  • Joel Cornette Foundation


  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 11, 2019

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Mae Scott

January 11, 2019

Gladys was such a lovely woman. Evans spoke so highly of her that I felt like I already knew her before I met her. I often remember the few times we spent together and the amazing conversations we had. I only wish that I had met her sooner. It was such a pleasure to be around her. I will remember her always. I'm sorry for your loss.
Praying for you Teri and James and all the family.

Milton Hamblin

January 10, 2019

Gladys Jenkins was one of my patients for several years. She was a very dignified, polite and elegant lady. On her visits to the office, she would always inquire about my family and their well-being. She will be missed but she is resting in the arms of the Almighty God and reunited with her dear husband. My wife and I would like to express our sympathy to her daughters and their families. God's blessings and guidance

carolynne breaux

January 10, 2019

I did’nt see you everyday but I miss you already . I miss knowing I won’t see you again soon or at our SBC gatherings. I’ve always admired your style your elegance and your charm... you made every room you entered a little classier than it was before you came in( smile). I know your resting now and that you are with your friends your family your grandson and your hubby of so many years. I’m glad I got to speak to you one more time. I wish you peace as I know , as usual, you are making the joint classier just because you walked in 😘

Delores Hammonds

January 10, 2019

To the family of Gladys Jenkins