Leacy Hunter Jenkins departed this earthly life on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Tuomey Medical Center. Born October 27, 1923 in Rembert, she was the daughter of the late Harrison Hunter and Eliza Lawson Hunter. When she was only three years old, her mother died and she was adopted into the loving family of Sandy and Lucy Holiday.
She accepted Christ as her personal Savior, was baptized and became a member of the Union Baptist Church at an early age, under the pastorate of the late Rev. H. W. White. She gladly and willingly served wherever she was needed in the church for as long as she was able. She was a member of the Usher Board and President of the Senior Missionary Society. She loved being a member of the choir and always enjoyed attending Sunday school. She was instrumental in coordinating the Deacons’ Wives organization in February 1972, and served as president for 20 years.
Some of her hobbies included fishing, crocheting afghans, cooking and baking for family and friends, traveling with “Jr.” and watching Atlanta Braves baseball. She also enjoyed doing whatever she could to help others.
In November 1941, she was united in marriage to Hiram Jenkins, Jr. The Lord blessed them to celebrate 62 years and 7 months of marriage before his death on July 4, 2003. They were blessed with the birth of seven children. She was a caring, devoted and loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.
Precious memories of her will be cherished by: three daughters and sons-in-law, Earnestine and Frierson Wilson of Rembert, Bernice and James Pitts of Sumter and Roberta and Olden Brooker of Columbia; two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Glynis Jenkins of Atlanta, GA, and Roland and Ora Lee Jenkins of Sumter; adopted children, Janie Lee Miller of Pittsburgh, PA and Isaac and Mamie Jenkins of Eatonville, FLA; ten grandchildren, TeSheia J. Winborne, Jeannine P. Gregg, Sheila W. Jacobs, Daryl M. Jenkins, Shawn L. Wilson, Rolanda V. Jenkins, Erin B. Doe, Curtis D. Jenkins, Edwardiea L. Jenkins and Ashleigh J. Brooker; twelve great grandchildren; one sister, Mary H. Pringle of Rembert; one sister-in-law, Marie J. Halley of Camden; god-daughters, Carolyn R. Harley and Pamela N. White; numerous other relatives, extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Jenkins, Jr.; two sons, Benjamin and Julius, who both died in infancy; sisters, Sylvia H. Jenkins, Nancy H. Bennett, and Louise H. Taylor; brothers, Andrew Holiday, Charlie Hunter, Richard Hunter and Willie Hunter.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Saturday, October 2, 2010 from the Union Baptist Church, 5840 Springhill Road, Rembert with Rev. Dr. Willie D. Dennis, pastor, eulogist, Rev. Marion O. Bennett, presiding, pastor of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, assisted by Dr. Thomas Bowman, Sr., pastor of Francis Burns United Methodist Church, Rev. Eric Dent, pastor of St. Paul AME Church-Shaw, and Rev. Richard Addison, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church.
The family will receive visitors at the family home in the Cane Savannah Community.
Remains will be placed in the church for viewing at 11:00 a. m. until the hour of service.
The funeral procession will leave from the family home at 11:20 a. m.
Active Floral Bearers will be nieces.
Active Pall Bearers will be Benjamin Bennett, Isaac Bennett, James Bennett, Curtis Jenkins, Daryl Jenkins, Gregory Kirkland and Shawn Wilson.
Honorary Floral Bearers will be Union Baptist Church Deacons Wives.
Honorary Pall Bearers will be Union Baptist Church Deacons
Interment will be in the Union Baptist Church Yard Cemetery, Rembert.