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Barbara Jenkins

November 23, 1938 ~ June 19, 2019 (age 80)


Barbara C. Jenkins was born on November 23, 1938 to the late

Heflin and Bertha Cox in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. She was the seven of

nine children. As a beautiful, warm, outgoing little girl, Barbara grew up with

her siblings: Vivian, Alma, Herman, Lorraine, Norman, LaRue, Sherille and

Rashonne in the small intimate town of Vandergrift. She attended and

graduated from Vandergrift High School. After graduation, an ambitious

Barbara set her sights on pursuing a career in modeling. Her passion for the

profession compelled her to participate in a number of beauty contests.

With her stunning looks and persona, she ventured to the “Big Apple,” -New

York City! In 1963 she met the love of her life, the late John Jenkins and they

were married on November 24, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada. To this union

was born two daughters, Barbara Michelle and Nicole, in the spitting-image

of their parents! Barbara worked as an employee for the United States Post

Office and became her own businesswoman in Harlem. She loved life,

family, traveling, sports, jewelry, and fashion of course, always looking

absolutely fabulous wherever she would go!

Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family, she believed in


family sticking together, no matter what! She always acted as the “peace-

maker.” Barbara loved the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ as her personal


Lord and Savior. Her caring, warm, tender heart and life touched the lives of

so many.

On June 11, 2019, Barbara C. Jenkins was called home to God

peacefully, leaving behind a history and legacy as a true gem! She will be

greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Barbara leaves to cherish her memory: her children, Barbara

Michelle, Nicole; her bonus children: Lenny and wife Jacqueline Wilkins, Lyle,

Cheryl and Patricia; grandchildren: Nicole Magic, Nahari and Jakkai; bonus

grandchildren, Jonathan, Ashley, Jade and Jayln; sisters: Vivian, Lorraine,

LaRue, Sherille and Rashonne, brother-in-law James Jenkins and wife Ruth

Jenkins, Anne Jenkins and Mattie Jenkins and great-grandchildren; and a

host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, John Jenkins;

parents, Heflin and Bertha Cox; stepmother, Velma Cox; sister, Alma Cox;

brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman and Ida Cox and Norman and Margaret

(Peggy) Cox; Clarence Jenkins, Sr., Harry Jenkins and Loretta Godffrey,

Charles (Chuck) Martin.

A very important part of our lives is temporally away from our

natural presence. Thankfully, we have our Faith in God that there is going to

be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous on that Great

Day; we will see Barbara again! Lovingly submitted,

The Family

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June 20, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kings Memorial Temple
102 Laurel Ave
Hempstead, NY 11550

Funeral Service
June 20, 2019

7:00 PM
Kings Memorial Temple
102 Laurel Ave
Hempstead, NY 11550

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