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Willie Mae Jenkins

1928 ~ 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Willie Mae Jenkins Obituary

Willie Mae Coleman Jenkins was born to loving parents, Pearl and Louis Coleman. She was one out of thirteen children. Although she was born in Columbus, TX, she grew up in Shaw Bend, TX. As a young woman, Willie Mae moved to San Antonio, TX where she started her career working in a restaurant. After moving to Columbus, TX, she met Robert Charles Jenkins and they married in 1951. To this union, four children were born: Charles, Betty, Jacky, and Donald, and they were all raised in Columbus, TX. As a family, they all attended St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Willie Mae worked in the home health care industry. Once she started having children, she changed her career to assisting families within their homes. She spent quality time caring for her children and grandchildren. As a hobby, she loved baking and tending to her yard.

Willie Mae passed away on January 1, 2024. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Wilson; two sons: Jacky Jenkins and Donald Jenkins (Ana); eight grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Helen Alley and Nellie Jenkins; one brother-in-law, Thomas Jenkins; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
January 9, 2024

11:00 AM
St Paul United Methodist Church
916 Fannin Street
Columbus, TX 78934

Interment
Tuesday
January 9, 2024

1:30 PM
Willing Workers Cemetery
Montezuma Street
Columbus, TX 78934

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