On December 15, 2022 in the late evening, Bessie M. Jenkins entered into her heavenly rest and answered God’s call. She was a devoted Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
She was born on September 7, 1940, in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.
She was educated in Isle of Wight County Public Schools.
Bessie is the widow of William Thomas Jenkins Sr.
Bessie was a teacher’s aide for many years; however, she ended her career as a care giver in which she loved.
She was a former member of the Piney Grove Baptist Church until her health failed her and she was no longer able to attend.
Bessie was predeceased in death by her parents, her husband, William, two sons Paul and David and a daughter Mary Ann, two grandchildren Jabez and Jeremiah.
She Leaves to cherish in her memories her children, Sherman Jenkins, William Jenkins Jr., Linwood Jenkins, Bernie Jenkins, Jessie Jenkins and Lawrence Jenkins. Two daughters Helen Jenkins Jacobs and Brenda Gordan. Fourteen grandchildren; among them two devoted ones that cared for her dearly Denise Holliday (Anthony Holliday Sr.) Demonte Jenkins (Kim) Latoya, India, Jameela Jovance, Cheryl, Shanice, Davon, Jermaine, Patrick, Anita, Malcolm and Bevis and twenty-five great grandchildren and a host of niece’s nephews and cousins.