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Tommie Jenkins

Columbus, MSa€"Tommie Ellington Jenkins, age 102, of Columbus, MS formerly of Ellisville, MS and Kosciusko, MS died Friday, July 9, 2010 at Trinity Healthcare Center in Columbus, MS.
Ms. Tommie was born November 8, 1907 in Thomastown, MS to the late James Thomas Young Ellington and Sarah Evelina Blailock Ellington. She married Frank W. Jenkins July 18, 1925 in Thomastown, MS. She spent most of her life on the Jenkins Farm near McAdams, MS. After the death of her husband, she moved to Ellisville, MS where she spent seventeen years with her daughter and her family. Following the death of her daughter, she moved to Columbus, MS where she lived with her son and his family before moving to Trinity Healthcare in the late 1990's where she spent the remainder of her life enjoying her many new friends and activities of that facility. She was a member of Shiloh Methodist Protestant Church in Kosciusko and attended West Ellisville Baptist Church and Beeresheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Columbus.
A visitation will be held Sunday, July 11 at Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Columbus from 4PM until 6PM at which time a Celebration Service will be held. Visitation will also be held in Kosciusko Monday, July 12th at Crestview Congregational Methodist Church in Kosciusko, MS from 9 AM until service time at 11 AM. Rev. Jerry Meggs, Rev. Terry Maynard & Rev. Ron McDougald will officiate. Interment will follow at the Jenkins Cemetery in Attala County.
Ms Tommie was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter Frances Lacey Jenkins Temple, her son James David Jenkins, grandson Scott William Temple and great-grandson Jonathan Browning.
She is survived by her daughter, Nina Jenkins Carson (Joe) of Winona, MS; son, Howard Jenkins (Linda) of Columbus, MS, son-in-law, Jimmy Temple of Ellisville, MS; daughter-in-law, Jean Jenkins of Greenville, MS. She is also survived by grandsons, Jimmy Jenkins of Dallas, TX, Bruce Jenkins (Cindy) of College Station Texas, Dean Jenkins of Dallas, TX, Allen Jenkins (Donna), Steve Jenkins and Chris Jenkins(Lecrisha) all of Columbus, MS, Kenny Jenkins (Fran) of Garland, TX, Todd Temple (Meta) of Northport, AL, Bill Carson (Libby) of Winona, MS, step-grandson Logan Davis of Garland, TX; granddaughters, Leslie Jenkins Williams (Kenny) of Cleveland, MS, Sharon Temple Irwin (Jason) of Livingston, TX, Nina Joe Carson Jones (Mike) and Linda Carson Browning (Kenny) of Winona, MS, a host of great and great-great grand children, nieces and nephews and friends including the staff and caregivers at Trinity Healthcare Center.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Healthcare Center, 230 Airline Road, Columbus, MS 39702 or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Cleveland Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

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I heard many wonderful stories about my Great Aunt Tommie. I am the oldest daughter of Julian and Joyce Ellington. I think the last time I saw Aunt Tommie was at Aunt Lucie's Funeral. My sincerest condolences to all of Aunt Tommie's friends and family. Love, Susie (Ellington) Jewell

Olivia Sue (Susie) Ellington Jewell - July 14, 2010 at 01:11 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We were so saddened at the news of Aunt Tommie's passing away. She was such a wonderful lady and we have so many memories of her and her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her children.....we have lost a wonderful Aunt. But the music is flowing in heaven tonight with Pop (Walter, her brother) playing the piano and all the Aunts and Uncle singing those old time songs! Precious Memories!!! God Bless!

Julian & Joyce Ellington - July 13, 2010 at 02:29 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to Howard and Linda and the members of the Jenkins families.

Armando and Ruth de la Cruz - July 12, 2010 at 11:59 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to read of the passing of aunt Tommie. Love, Walter and Ouida Ellington

Walter Ellington - July 11, 2010 at 10:05 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

When we visited Trinity HealthCare in Columbus, Ms Tommie always greeted us with a smile and knew where our Mother, Clara Wade, was located. They were great friends. We extend our condolences to the Jenkins Family. May the LORD comfort each of you at this time. Roy, Cathy and Rudy.

Roy and Cathy Wade - July 10, 2010 at 11:57 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ms. Tommie was a dear Friend to each of us and my Mother, Clara Wade, during her stay at Trinity HealthCare. We were Blessed to know such a caring and devout Christian Lady that touched so many lives during all these many years. May GOD rest her soul and we will cherish our Memories of her. George and Eunice Wade

George and Eunice Wade - July 10, 2010 at 11:49 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Please accept our condolences at you mom's death. Wow!! what a lady. I am happy to count her and her close kin as my kin. The Claude Jenkinses and the James Youngs are glad we got to know and love her. GOD BLESS Y'all.

Guinevere Young - July 10, 2010 at 10:10 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

The world has truly lost a special lady. I was blessed to have known her. I have many special memories. The funniest things was she always remembered me as " the one who sat on her wood stove". May she Rest In Peace.She will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Tom & Debbie Cox - July 10, 2010 at 08:23 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Tommie's Homegoing is a personal loss to me and I grieve. However, I know WHERE she is and I do rejoice with you about "What A Day That Will Be When My JESUS I Shall See" Oh, how she LOVED that song and never tired of hearing it sung and played at Trinity!! I am so blessed to have had her in my life and thank The Lord for that Blessing. Blessings to each Family Member.

Hazel S. Hodges - July 10, 2010 at 04:02 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Leslie,Kenny and children. I am sorry to hear of the passing of your grandmother. What a wonderful life she must have had and living to see the world change so much. "Some glorious morning Jesus will come. Some glorious morning battles are won. " Her glorious morning has come.

Bobbye Williams Davis - July 09, 2010 at 09:16 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM