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Gladys Jenkins

July 27, 1927 — March 13, 2022

Gladys Jenette Butler Jenkins, 94, passed away March 12, 2022.

Gladys was born July 27, 1927, in Oxford, MD to the late Morris Carroll Butler and Leah A. Butler. Preceding her in death were three brothers and six sisters.

Gladys completed her education at the public schools of Talbot County, Maryland, and graduated from Robert Russell Moton High School. Thereafter, Gladys married George Washington Jenkins Sr. and had eight children. Preceding her in death, Wilsie Elizabeth Butler (2 years old). Survived by: George W. Jenkins Jr. (Marion) of Easton, MD; Archie A. Jenkins (Regina) of Cambridge, MD; Elice M. Howard (James “Pat”) of Little Rock, AR; Timothy L. Jenkins (Nancy) of Chester, VA; Gloria M. Jenkins Johnson (Ellsworth) of Cambridge, MD; Charles E. Jenkins Sr (Theodosious) of Williamsburg, MD; and, Ronnie Jenkins (Brenda) of Lexington, MD.

Gladys is survived by 16 grandchildren: two preceding her in death, Charles Jenkins Jr and Archie Jenkins Jr. She is survived by 37 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

After the death of her husband, Gladys was left to raise seven young children. Her struggle was great, and her obstacles were plenty. She took some hard knocks but gave some too! She worked many odd jobs including Charles Adams Canning Factory, Trappe Frozen Foods, and Bumble Bee Seafood. Whatever job she had she gave it her all.

Gladys was a member of Scott United Methodist Church; she enjoyed going to the services. She especially loved the outings and bingo games Scott UMC organized for its senior citizens. Gladys enjoyed traveling to visit her children and grandchildren, but would always let everyone know, “I’m ready to go home” in very clear terms.

When dementia started to take over, Gladys’ great-niece, Brenda Hall; and, Eunice Roberts, a daughter-in-law who became more of a daughter, assisted in her care. Their efforts made it possible for Gladys to live comfortably in her home until circumstances dictated that she be placed at Mallard Bay Nursing Home. Gladys resided at Mallard Bay for six years until her passing.

We say goodbye…for now. Your pain is over, and you will remain forever in our hearts.

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Public Viewing

Saturday, March 19, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am

Scott's United Methodist Church

Main St, Trappe, MD 21673

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 19, 2022

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Scott's United Methodist Church

Main St, Trappe, MD 21673

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