Date of BirthApril 18, 1925

Thelma Jean Jenkins Obituary

Date of BirthApril 18, 1925

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Date of PassingDecember 29, 2012

Thelma Jean Jenkins Obituary

from Jackson, Wisconsin, United States

Date of BirthApril 18, 1925

Thelma Jean Jenkins Obituary

Date of BirthApril 18, 1925

31 Views

Date of PassingDecember 29, 2012

Thelma Jean Jenkins Obituary

from Jackson, Wisconsin, United States


RACINE - Thelma Jean (Nee: Griffin) Jenkins, age 87, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Wheaton Franciscan Hospital in Racine, after a decline in her health. Thelma was born on April 18, 1925 in Freeman Spur, IL, to Sol Griffin, Sr. and Louise Hopkins. She married Robert C. Minued of Chicago, IL. to this union her oldest child was born. After relocating to Racine, she married Curtis F. Jenkins and four children were born to that union. Her many years of domestic work led to a close bonding with her employers. Thelma was very active in the community, working with Neighborhood Watch and the Board of Housing. She also volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul for a number of years. Cooking, reading, and gardening were her passions, but nothing could ignite her passion as much as her family. Mother Jenkins (as she was affectionately called) was an active member of Dominion Church of Christ MPGT, where she faithfully served on the Mother’s Board until her health began to fail. She was truly blessed with a wonderful church family. Thelma was preceded in death by her mother and father; husband, Curtis F. Jenkins; son, Donald Jenkins; daughter, Cynthia Irene Hamilton; brothers, Sol Griffin Jr. and Alton Pate; sisters, Renzola Brooks, Bernice Nickens, and Virginia Giles; Sisters and Brothers-in-law. She leaves to cherish her memory sons, Rev. Robert (Wanda) L. Minued Sr. of Racine, WI, David F. Jenkins of Jackson, TN; daughter, Hedy Charlene (James) Klinger of Watertown, WI; beloved sister, Constance Fields of Sycamore, IL; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephew, sisters-in-law, cousins, and other loving relatives and friends. She also leaves a very special friend of many years, Martha Ross. Family and friends will celebrate her life on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11AM at Dominion Church of God MPGT, 402 9th St. Visitation will be 10-11AM at the church. Bishop Kelvin P. Weatherspoon will be officiating the service. Burial will follow the service at Graceland Cemetery. Draeger – Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory 4600 County Line Rd 552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com

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