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Johnnie Jenkins

June 11, 1924 — March 22, 2022

Johnnie Jenkins

Johnnie Jenkins, age 97 of McGregor, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 in McGregor.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2022 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel, the family will receive visitors one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at Seaton Cemetery in Leon Junction. 

Johnnie was born on June 11, 1924 in the Mound community of Coryell County, to the late Tom and Ella McDavid Smith.  During her childhood years, her father was a sharecropper, which took them from home to home, following the farm work.  She along with her parents and siblings spent many hours in the fields picking cotton and other crops during the late 1920’s and 1930’s.  She attended school at Caufield Mountain and Mound. Although dreaming of attending high school, she, like many other children of the depression era, left school after the eighth grade to work in the fields full time to help support their families.  Johnnie was determined her parents would not have to move again.  So, at the age that she was old enough, she went to work in Waco at a candy factory for several years, in order to make the final payment on her aging parents’ home near Leon Junction.  She married Bobby Jenkins, Jr. on February 13, 1943.  She was a homemaker and worked for several years at the Duke & Ayers Variety Store in Corsicana.  She was a member of College Avenue Baptist Church in McGregor and Rebekah Lodge #128 in Corsicana.  She enjoyed fishing, needlework, word puzzles, listening to classic country music, traveling with her husband and spending time with her family.  She will be remembered most by her infectious laughter and will be cherished by those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby; daughters, Linda Jenkins Holley, Celia Jenkins Sharp; brothers, Calvin Smith, Robert Smith; sisters, Irene Fellers, Myrna Curry, Leona Hartsell, Goldie Montgomery, Stella Woodul; three grandchildren, Bobby Joe Loreille, Donna Johnston and Jeffrey Niswanger.

Johnnie is survived by a daughter, Mary Dockery and husband, Gary (Doc) of Oglesby; son, Robert (Bud) Jenkins and wife, Lauralee of Gatesville; son-in-law, Ronnie Sharp of Burleson; grandchildren, Laura Ann Cryer and husband, Rory, Wayne Holley, Steven Holley, Larissa McLean, Jennifer Rodriguez, Bobby Jenkins and wife, Melissa, Tim Jenkins and wife, Dorothy, Ronda Beyeaux and husband, Bill; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Seaton Cemetery Association, c/o BancorpSouth, 905 E. Main St., Gatesville, TX 76528.

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