Betty “Queen” Jenkins was born in Whitney, Al on April 17, 1936 to the union of James and Sallie Peterson. At an early age, she gave her life to Christ and joined the Evergreen Baptist Church.
After relocating to Etowah County, she united at the Friendship Baptist Church where she served in the Kitchen Ministry for many years.
She was united in holy matrimony with the love of her life, the late Charlie T. Jenkins.
Queen was often known for her sweet spirit and smile that would light any room.
She was preceded in death by her daughters Mary Ann Parker and Tynetta Brown; son Charlie E. Jenkins; grandson Micheal Jenkins; granddaughter Stacey Williams; brother James Peterson Jr; sisters Lorene Johnson, Christine Peterson, and Jeanette Greer.
On September 9, 2020 God said, “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”
Queen leaves to cherish her precious memories: sons John Troy Blount, Craig (Mackeshia) Jenkins, Billy (Charlie) Jenkins, Adolph (Bobbie) Jenkins; daughters Emma Childs, Wanda (Don) Parker; sister, Margaret (Bud) Gurley; twenty-three grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives, as well as two sisterly, life-long friends Willie Mae LaCount and Sara Mae Watson.
The Jenkins Family acknowledges with grateful appreciation the thoughtfulness expressed through your prayers, messages, flowers, and words of comfort extended during our time of bereavement. Special thanks to the staff of Riverview Medical Center, Dr. H. B. Thompson and staff, and Kindred Home Health. May God continue to bless each of you.
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