Evonne Jenkins

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Evonne Jenkins, 62, accepted Christ at an early age and God reached out his hand for her to come home on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

She was born January 30, 1957 to the late Sterling and Joe Ree Brown-Jenkins in Utility.

Evonne was an active member of the Evergreen Baptist Church of Archie, where she attended until she made her transition. She also was a previous member of the St. Peter Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Woodrow Pellerin, Sr. when she was a resident of Jonesville.

In 1963, her family moved to Jonesville. Evonne went to Jonesville Consolidated School, and later moved to Jena, in 1968. She graduated from Jena High School in 1974.

After graduating, she served in the military for 20 years, and retired from Camp Beauregard Unit 1087 Transportation Company.

She went on to further her education in the school system, which she served in the school system for Catahoula and LaSalle Parishes as an alternative school teacher (strict enforcer). She loved her job dearly, and took pride in it every day.

Evonne served the Lord as an Usher at the Evergreen Baptist Church, Archie, and the St. Peter Baptist Church of Jonesville. She was loved dearly by everyone she came in contact with on her journey throughout her life, always sharing laughs, funtimes and fellowship.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 25, at L & A Baptist Church in Good Pine with Rev. Jimmy Young, pastor, and Rev. Wilmore J. Long, officiating.

Interment followed in the Webster Community Cemetery in Good Pine under direction of Gayden Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Irma Jean Stevenson, Helen Craft, and Diane Marie Freeman; and two brothers, Sterling Jenkins, Jr. and Eric Jenkins.

She leaves to cherish her memories: two daughters, Mellissa Jenkins (Mandrakous), and Kantral Jenkins (Dewayne); one son, Donte’ Jenkins (Sharon); five grandsons, Domonique Dewayne, Jason, Kayson, and Rodrick West, Jr.; three granddaughters, Sierica Jenkins, Makyra Dean, and Akeelah Brown; a very special great-granddaughter, Amyiah Jenkins; four sisters, Annie May Holly, George Ann Johnson (Eddie), Charlotte Davis (Jerry), and Bernetta Jackson; three brothers, Joe Ray Jenkins, Henry Jenkins, Sr. (Annette), and Vincent Jenkins; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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