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Reflections of life
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge, shall give me at that day…. II Timothy 4:7-8 KJV
Lula Mae Gordon Jenkins succumbed to a peaceful rest on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Fayetteville Piedmont Hospital – Fayetteville, GA. She was born April 15, 1934, in Jasper County, Pineland, SC, to the late Reverend Annie Mae Smith Gordon and the late Major Tobin. She was educated in the public schools of Jasper and Hampton Counties. Lula obtained her GED in the mid-80s. Mrs. Lula Mae Gordon Jenkins was a Christian lady, very knowledgeable, a good listener, a hard worker and an effective communicator. Lula attended Mount Mariah Baptist Church, Pineland, SC, at a young age. At a young age, her mother, Annie Mae, relocated her family to Brooklyn, New York. While living in Brooklyn, NY, Lula met and married the apple of her eyes, Mr. William Jenkins. Lula and William reared six (6) beautiful children in Brooklyn, New York. Lula and William would travel religiously from Brooklyn, NY to Hampton, SC and Sumter, SC to visit their families several times a year. She did not mind traveling along with her husband; however, she never would go to sleep while traveling. She remained awake throughout the entire trip. She made sure William did not fall asleep at the wheel. If William got tired, she would drive the family from New York to South Carolina and vice versa in her Chevrolet station wagon. She was deeply rooted in her faith and became a member of Mount Calvary Holiness Church, Brooklyn, NY and attended Ebenezer Holiness Church, Jamaica, NY, along with her mother. After her mother passed, even though her baby brother, Samuel Gordon was grown, she was the mother. She had Samuel spoiled rotten and he respected her in that manner. She spent most of her adult life in New York until she retired. Upon retirement, Lula relocated back to Hampton, SC, so she could be close to her oldest brother, John W. Pringle. She loved the Lord and her family. Upon relocating back to South Carolina, she became member of Mount Mariah Worship Center – Furman, SC, under the leadership of Elder Maude G. Saunders and after her passing Elder Coy Brantley. She was a faithful and dedicated member. Lula worked most of her adult life in the food service industry, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and as a greeter at Wal-Mart, Barnwell, SC. She loved cooking and made the best German Chocolate cakes around town; she was a great cook. She taught Eddie how to cook. Lula was quiet, caring, and a soft-spoken person. She loved wearing her blue jeans. Lula was very crafty with her hands; she could crochet anything from a scarf to a sweater, afghans, etc. Preceding her in death beside her parents, are her husband, William Jenkins; two sons: Timothy Gordon and Matthew Gordon; her brothers, John W. Pringle and Samuel Gordon; two sisters, Ethel Cohen Brantley and Meppie Long, whom passed away, Thursday, February 11, 2021. She leaves to cherish fond memories: two daughters, Mrs. Mary Gordon Cox, Estill, SC. Ms. Princess E. Jenkins, her special care giver, Riverdale, GA; two sons: Mr. Eric Jenkins, Hampton, SC and Mr. William E. Jenkins, her care giver, Riverdale, GA; one sister, Ms. Janet Short, Gainesville, FL; one stepson, Mr. William (Bessie) Jenkins, Jr., Sumter, SC; one step-daughter, Ms. Yvonne Henley, Pikesville, MD; six (6) grandsons and five (5) granddaughters; three (3) great granddaughters, and four (4) great grandsons. A host of loving nieces, nephews, caring friends, church family, and a loving caregiver, Ms. Kathy Boddie, Riverdale, GA, and dedicated neighbors, Mr. U. Thurmond, Ms. Terri Thurmond, and Ms. Brittany Thurmond, Riverdale, GA.
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