Our beloved one, Nadia Arnita Jenkins Miller, departed this life peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center, Easton. Missy, as she was most affectionately called, was born in Easton on September 24, 1958 to the Late Robert and Pauline Jenkins.
She was educated in the schools of Talbot County. To name a few, Missy was employed at the Bethany House as a supervisor counselor, Dixon House, Chesapeake Center, and Adventist Health Care as a certified nursing aide and certified medical technician. Missy was very compassionate and loved helping people, which is evidenced by her work and her chosen profession.
Missy was a lifetime member of Union Baptist Church. Years ago, she sang on the choir as a first soprano. Missy loved to praise the Lord. One would always see her raising her hand during worship service or standing to give GOD praise.
Her interests were watching the soap operas, westerns (Rifleman and Big Valley were her favorites), Hallmark and Lifetime movies, and last but certainly not least, Matlock. Missy also loved to travel. On vacation, she went to Florida, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Bermuda and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; a couple cruises to various locations (Bahamas, Jamaica, & Puerto Rico). Missy loved her family and enjoyed family events. Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye.
Missy leaves to cherish her memories her children; Jenelle Jenkins and La’Ron Miller, both of Easton; one daughter-in-law; Crystal Miller of Owings Mills, Maryland; five grandchildren, Tajahae’ Wilson, Ja’Ayr Jenkins, NaSean Miller, Nasir Miller and Josiah Miller, all of Easton; one great-grandchild, Natalya Wilson of Easton; four sisters, Marie Murray of Cambridge, Shannon Jenkins of Severn, Maryland, Lisa and Teresa Johnson of Cambridge; two brothers, Adrian Jenkins (Vera) of Trappe and Darnell Jenkins of Easton; three Godchildren; TyRell Ryans, James Monroe, Jr., and Keijon Roberts; aunts and uncles; Russell, Jr. & Dorothy Jenkins, James & Nancy Jenkins, Rodney & Sharon Truxon, Ellice Roberts, and Ruth Jenkins, all of Easton, James & Nadia Caldwell of Denton, Emily Purnell and Kay Whitfield of Springdale, Maryland; Robert Purnell of Philadelphia, and Olden Purnell, Jr. of Orlando, Florida; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She also leaves to cherish her memories close friends, Sharon Redd, Anthony Lovett, Karen Foster and her Golden Girls; Bronte Cephus, Doris Washington and Bertha Mae Potter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her youngest child, Travis Miller, a sister, Robert and Pauline’s first born, Vanessa; maternal grandparents, Olden & Arnita Purnell; paternal grandparents, Russell Sr. & Blanche Jenkins, an aunt, Bonita Bell; and three uncles, William and Jonathan Jenkins and Edward Roberts.
Missy was deeply loved and will be truly missed.