Dorletha Jenkins

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Dorletha Gunn Jenkins died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at her home. She was born July 17, 1952, in Okolona to Waddell and Isabella Gunn.

She was raised by her grandparents, Ozee and Suzanna Gillespie. She graduated from Fannie Carter High School. She married George Edward Jenkins Sr. on Dec. 25, 1969. She was employed at Indian Creek Apparel for 18 years. She moved to South Bend, Ind. She worked at SPX Contech until 2008, then became a full-time caregiver for her special needs daughter. She was a member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.

Services were Saturday, July 6, at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in South Bend, Ind. The Rev. Barry C. Spencer officiated. Alford’s Mortuary in South Bend was in charge of arrangements. Williams Memorial of Okolona assisted the family locally.

She is survived by one son, George Edward Jenkins Jr. (Nicole) ; three daughters, Teresa Johnson (Terry), Stephanie Spencer (Rev. Barry) and Tina Jenkins; two aunts, Mattie Donaldson and Ollie Mae Johnson; and five grandchildren.

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