Josephine Jenkins

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 10, 2010

Josephine Ambrose Jenkins, 93, died Thursday, April 8, at Rich Square Health Care Center in Rich Square. A native of Belhaven, she was the daughter of Victor and Elizabeth Wade Ambrose and was a 1933 graduate of John Wilkinson High School. She continued her education at East Carolina Teachers College graduating in 1937 with a degree in Elementary Education and then taught 6th grade in Hertford County until her retirement after 36 years of service. She was an actively involved grandmother, lovingly called “mama”, and after retirement, enjoyed morning meetings with her “Coffee Club” friends.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, John Milton Jenkins, Sr. of their home in Murfreesboro; one son, John Milton Jenkins, Jr. and his wife, Catherine Hill Jenkins of Murfreesboro; three grandchildren, Josie Elizabeth Jenkins Cimini and husband, Craig, of Providence, RI, Jennifer Catherine Jenkins of Winston-Salem; and John Milton Jenkins, III of Raleigh; and her twin sister, Lillian Hackett of Reidsville.
The family will be receiving friends at the family home in Murfreesboro on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. and a Graveside Service will be held Sunday, at 2 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery, Murfreesboro with Dr. Lee Canipe presiding.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to share a memorial gift, please do so to the John Milton Jenkins, Sr. and Josephine Ambrose Jenkins Friends of Teacher Education Scholarship Endowment Fund, Chowan University, 1 University Place, Murfreesboro, NC 27855.
The family extends sincere gratitude to Roanoke Chowan Hospital, especially, the second floor staff and to Rich Square Health Care Center for all the loving care they gave Mrs. Jenkins during her stay with them.
Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. in Conway is in charge of arrangements.