OBITUARY

Helen Kathleen Jenkins

January 18, 1941March 19, 2021
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Helen Kathleen Jenkins, age 80, entered eternal life on Friday, March 19, 2021 due to complications from a stroke. She was born on January 18, 1941 in Charleston, South Carolina; but has been a resident of Las Vegas, NV since 1980.

Helen graduated from Haut Gap High School on John’s Island, South Carolina where she met her true love and husband of 60 years, St.Clair Jenkins. She continued her education by graduating from the Atlanta College of Medical and Dental Assistants in 1972. She began a career as a Registered Medical Assistant. As a RMA, she specialized in helping psychiatric patients. Helen had her second Career at Nevada Power Company as a Sr. Administrative Assistant as well as serving as a Union Steward, retiring in September, 2004.

Helen had pleasure in the adventures of being the wife of a career military man and living in many places: Reno, NV; France, Amsterdam, Holland; Panama City, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Plattsburgh, NY; Dover, Delaware and Las Vegas, NV.

Helen enjoyed spending time with her church, family and friends. Her hobbies were traveling, playing cards and board games with her family or friends, singing in her church choir, ceramics, watching sports, going to plays, politics, cooking, decorating and other homemaking activities.

Education was important to Helen and cherished that her children graduated from college. Her granddaughter was the gleam in her eyes. She was an organized person and loved to dress stylishly. Her favorite color is yellow. Her favorite movie was “Sister Act” and she appreciated Jerry Lewis movies as all of these made her laugh. Amongst her favorite songs were: Signed Sealed Delivered, Lean On Me, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Oh Happy Day, Let It Be, Midnight Train to Georgia, Bring the Boys Home, I’ll Take You There; The Way You Do The Things You Do; Various Motown Songs and Gospel Songs.

Helen is survived by her husband, St.Clair “Bobby” Jenkins; her children, son, Darren Jenkins; Daughter, Deidre Jenkins; Granddaughter, Jaylyn Jenkins; her brother, Eugene Johnson and; her sister Mary Bligen Frazier and host of cousins, extended family members and friends. Helen will be missed by all.

Helen would like to be remembered by her huge heart that she extended to many; her infectious laugh, her million dollar smile and those BIG dimples.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Annette Romero

April 11, 2021

My condolences go out to the family and all her friends. I’m saddened to hear of Helen’s passing. We worked together
for many years but we were not only co-workers she was a part of my family she was a big part of my life. I’ll forever
remember your beautiful smile, contagious laugh and gigantic loving heart my friend. Thoughts and prayers to give you
strength during this difficult time. Sending my love.

Annette Romero

Valarie White

April 10, 2021

Helen was such joy & she was funny, I had the pleasure of working with her and there was never a full day lol we shared many many laughs with one another ..Helen laugh is one that I will never forget . MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE 💙

To the Family - GONE FROM OUR SIGHT, BUT NEVER FROM OUR HEARTS 💙

Diane Pretlow

April 8, 2021

I met Ms. Jenkins twenty plus yrs at the Nellis AFB Chapel she was an inspirational loving kind person I truly are glad to cross paths with her she will truly be missed wear your crowns and hats you truly was a child of God to the family don't mourn of her death but rejoice in all she did an accomplished while she was here rest my dear friend we loved you but God loved you best.

Denise McGuinn

April 7, 2021

I treasure the memories of working with Helen on the Nellis Chapel Protestant PAC group. She and I served as co-chairs for the Sweetheart Valentine's Ball; we enjoyed organizing that special event for our Chapel members; as well as other events! I will miss my dear friend; But know she Enjoyed and Embraced family, friends, & life daily!! She's been promoted and we will see her again in Heaven!! Rest well Helen and we will Not forget you! Prayerful Blessings to your Wonderful Family!! Rev Dr Denise O McGuinn

Annie Reeder

April 7, 2021

I worked with Helen for many years. She was always such a delight to talk to and always carried a beautiful smile. We kept in touch with each other long after she retired and she always reached out to call me after her travels out of town. I will miss her dearly.
My condolence to her family.

Nay & Dot Postelle

April 7, 2021

Our deepest sympathy, prayers --and comforting condolences to the Jenkins' family. With love, and friendship...Nay and Dot Postelle 💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛

Tamara Jenkins

April 5, 2021

I am saddened to hear of the passing of my cousin Helen who was more like an aunt to me! Cousins Bobby and Helen welcomed me into their home in Las Vegas and I stayed with them for over a month. I loved every minute of their hospitality and looked forward to their yearly visits during the summer months to South Carolina. I will miss those deep dimples, that laugh and hugs. Take your rest Cousin/Aunt Helen! You will be greatly missed..... Tamara

Henrietta Saunders

April 5, 2021

Helen, niece was a loving and beautiful person with a sweet demeanor, smile and laughter that would capture your heart. I loved her and enjoyed her whenever we were together or on the telephone. She loved to talk about the joy of family, friends and the love of seafood on Johns Island SC. Here is where they visited every summer. I miss her so very much. I know Helen is one of the shinning stars and is singing with the heavenly choir.

Aunt Hermenia Henrietta Saunders

Calvin and Jean Stickley

April 4, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of Helen. Became friends with Helen through the Nellis AFB Chapel family many years ago. Too bad I didn't know her long before as she was an inspiration that resulted in many happy occasions throughout our friendship. Met husband Bobby in 1985 as he was administering my drivers test prior to becoming a member of the postal service. Wonderful family that will be missed greatly by all those that ever knew them. RIP Helen; condolences to Bobby and family during this time of sorrow.

Frankie Wilson

April 3, 2021

Sorry for your loss praying for the Family. Helen and I had great memories being Members of the Nellis Gospel Choir. So happy to have met her and call her my Friend.

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Yellow is my favorite color

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Much love to all my family & friends