Roena "Scrap" Jenkins, 98,took her flight from earth to eternity on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Hopewell Health Care Center, Sumter.
Born June 11, 1911, in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Rosa Haynesworth Jenkins.
At an early age, as an inspiring youth, she joined Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church and confessed her life to Christ. She served faithfully as a member of the Women’s Missionary Society, Usher Board, Stewardess Board #3 and as a Church Class Leader. She was also a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. She received various certificates for her dedicated services and contributions to the church. She was a devoted and faithful member until her death.
Mother Roena "Scrap" Jenkins lived her life with unwavering faith and genuine show of love for her family. The love she shared among many will forever be endured in their hearts and mind.
She leaves to cherish her life: six children, Comilla (Raymond) Martin, Aleane (Marion) Martin, Ammie (Thomas) Anderson, all of Sumter, Irene Jenkins, Ivory Jenkins and Edward (Margaret) Jenkins of Brooklyn, N. Y.; one brother, James Yates of Union, N. J.; one additional son-in-law, James Jacobs of Barnwell; twenty six grandchildren; forty six great grandchildren; twenty five great great grandchildren; one great great great grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Willie, Emanuel, and Ebenezer; three sisters, Carrie, Evelyna and Annie; three daughters, Betty Lou Diggs, Susie Jenkins and Ida Mae Jenkins; one granddaughter, Annie Mae Carolina; and one great great grandson, King Robinson.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Wednesday, February 3, 2010 from the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, Highway 441, Woodrow with the Rev. Timothy A. Johnson, Sr., pastor, eulogist, assisted by Rev. Roberta S. Wilson.
The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Comilla and Raymond Martin 790 Westbury Mill Road, Sumter.
The Funeral procession will leave from the home at 12: 30 p. m.
Floral bearers will be members of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
Pall bearers will be family and friends.
Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Memorial Garden, Sumter.