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Genevia Jenkins

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SIKESTON -- Genevia Baker Jenkins, 69, died May 25, 2012, at her home.

Born Oct. 13, 1942, in Bell City, to the late Walter and Wallee Henry Baker, she was a graduate of Bell City High School and a cook for the Bell City Public Schools until her retirement in 2004 after 20 years of service. She was a member of New Morning Star Baptist Church in Haywood City.

Her husband, Wren Rendy Jenkins Jr., preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Jenkins.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Katie Jenkins of Sikeston; four daughters and one son-in-law, Carrine White and Lara Mickens of Dallas, Nekita and Jeremiah Tucker of Austin, Texas, and Wallee Byrd of Sikeston; one brother, David Baker of Bell City; three sisters, Rosa "Mickey" Wilson of Chicago, Hattie Ward of East St. Louis, Ill., and Ponzetta Baker of Sikeston; and 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Saturday at the West End Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston with the Rev. Alex Sims, pastor of New Morning Star Baptist Church in Haywood City, officiating.

Burial will follow in J.C. Memorial Garden Cemetery in Bell City.

The Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewilliamsfuneralhomes.com.