Dolores Jenkins, 84, peacefully departed this life on December 2, 2019. Born to Adeline and Joe Porter Harris on October 12, 1935, she was raised on a family farm in Starkville, Mississippi. She was the youngest of 5 children and brought up in the Methodist episcopal church. Dolores spent most of her formative years in St. Louis, Missouri where she graduated from Vashon High School. She birthed one child, Nevis Ann. At age 22, she relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dee was a hardworking trailblazer who worked as a Customer Service Representative at Aldrich Chemical Company for over 30 years. Her friendly personality and willingness to learn new things made her a company favorite and recipient of countless honors.
Dolores enjoyed shopping, gardening, fishing, dogs and spending time with loved ones. As the matriarch of the family, she was always held in high regard for her poise, generosity and loving spirit. Ms. Jenkins spent her retirement in Akron, Ohio with her immediate family.
The laurel of her life remains her only beloved daughter who cared for her until the very end. Dolores has left a permanent impression on every life she was able to touch. Her legacy will live on forever in the hearts of those she loved.
She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings- Greenella Harris, Ozzie Dell Spencer, John Lacy Harris and Luther James Harris. She leaves to cherish her memory, loving daughter Nevis (Nathaniel) Cook of Akron, Ohio; Grandchildren, Kevin (Tara) Harris Sr. of Milwaukee; Crystal (Jade) Davis of Twinsburg, OH; Chanell (Curtis) Humphrey of Barberton, OH; Great grandchildren - Kiera, Kevin Jr, Kris, Brian, Brenden, Haven, Harrison and Nathaniel; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Her family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Bath Creek Estates Nursing Home in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and the staff of Crossroads Hospice.
Services will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Parklawn Assembly Church of God located at 3725 N. Sherman Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53216. The public viewing will begin at 11 am followed by funeral services at noon. Interment will take place at Glen Oaks Cemetery at 4530 N. Green Bay Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53209. Family and friends will gather back at the church afterwards for the repast. Cards may he sent to the family at 988 Celina Ave, Akron, OH 44307.
Perhaps you sent a lovely card
Or sat quietly in a chair;
Perhaps you sent a floral spray,
If so, we saw it there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest words
As any friend could say;
Perhaps you were not there at all
Just thought of us that day.
Wherever you did
To console our hearts,
We thank you so much,
Whatever the part.
-The Jenkins Family
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