Mrs. Ida Mae Jenkins (Robbs) of Hazlehurst departed this life March 25.
She was born Jan. 3, 1939, in Bogansville Township, Union County, S.C., to William and Ena (Faulks) Robbs. May 14, 1960 Ida Mae was joined in marriage to Thomas Graham Jenkins Sr. The majority of her life was spent in Newberry County, S.C., raising eight children and helping on the farm. She loved spending time with her family, attending church, gardening, canning, and cooking. Ida Mae is survived by one brother, Sam Robbs of Laurens, S.C., five daughters, Joyce Lancaster and Carol Jenkins of Union, S.C., Audrey and husband Manford Gilbert of Hazlehurst, Janet and husband Jim Neeson of Charlton Heights, W.V., Bonnie and husband Roger Ray of Berryville, Ark., son, Johnny and wife, Fonda Jenkins of Farmington, Ark., 19 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in Christ, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son, Thomas G. Jenkins Jr., daughter, Linda Marcella Taylor, brothers, Thomas and Guy Robbs, sister Mary Ann Simmons, one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter.
Ida Mae will be best remembered for her quick wit, easy laughter, and beautiful smile. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Bible Baptist Children’s/Youth Ministries, P.O. Box 1111, Hazlehurst, GA 31539, of which Ida Mae was a faithful and generous supporter.
Services were held March 29 at Bible Baptist Church with her sons-in-law, the Rev. Manford Gilbert and the Rev. James Neeson officiating.
Interment followed in Hazlehurst Memorial Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Morris Brooks, Drayton Jenkins, Kenny Collins, Brandon Risinger, Jr Thompson, Gideon Ballou, Joshua McMasters, and Thomas Harris.
Active pallbearers were James Jenkins, Seth Gilbert, Isaac Gilbert, Caleb Gilbert, Joshua Neeson, and Jeremiah Lusby.
Music was rendered by Pauline Hancock and the Bible Baptist Church Quartet.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.