Margaret Jenkins

October 5, 2014

Jenkins, Margaret Obituary

Margaret Jenkins of Flint Hill passed away on October 5, 2014 in her home in Flint Hill surrounded by her family.  Margaret Ellen was born the 3rd daughter of six to Luther Amos and Dorothy Sisk Atkins.  Born and raised in Flint Hill.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home conducted by The Rev. Bobby Jenkins. Interment will follow in the Washington Masonic Cemetery in Washington, VA.

Margaret worked at Aileen, first in Culpeper, riding to work daily with neighbor May Anna. After several months May Anna taught her to drive and took her for her driving test, which she passed, making them both proud.  Then in the early 60’s she transferred to Flint Hill Aileen and remained there until it closed in 1994.  Her time at Aileen was very special, working with her mother, mother-in-law, sisters, and nieces, along with many childhood and lifelong friends.  She especially liked to go to the dinners in later years in Stephens City, visiting and reminiscing with many friends.

When Aileen closed she went to work at Fauquier hospital, where she met more friends, some of whom she would spot on occasion when she was a patient there.
Margaret loved her church, but more importantly she loved the Lord. She was a lifetime member of the Flint Hill Pentecostal Church.

As each stroke stole some of her independence, the one thing she felt comfort in was raising her right hand toward the Lord and praising him for all the wonderful things he had done for her and asking him to watch over her family.

She loved hummingbirds, and when Ericka and Paige hung a feeder outside the living room window it brought her great joy. I’m not sure if the feeder brought her as much joy as watching her grandchildren hanging the feeder, or watching Johnathon and Jeremy out in the yard wrestling with Corey, and laughing so hard.

She loved the title “Granny”.  When they were babies she would search their faces and try to imagine what they would be when they grew up, finally she would kiss them and say I know what you’ll be, you’ll be Granny’s babies.

When she and my Dad divorced it was devastating, but life goes on. He was the love of her life and if Heaven is like I think it is, the Lord will give them the happiest days of their lives together everyday all over again, forever.

Many loved ones have passed before, infant sons, Johnnie Ray and Darryl, her loving parents, granddaughter, Alyssa Ellen Miller, two special nephews, Raymond Pullen and Donnie Welch, and Vickie’s father John Henry Jenkins.

Margaret leaves behind her loving family, daughter, Vickie, son-in-law Alex(her biggest cheerleader to keep her moving, she would point her finger at him often and tell him he was a good boy). Her reasons to smile, “Her Grandchildren”, Ericka, Johnathon, Jeremy, Paige, Terrence, Kristen, Taylor and Corey.

Loving and devoted sisters: Bernice Welch, of Flint Hill; Violet(Sissy) Pullen McInturff, of Strasburg ;Shirley Baker and husband Ott of Browntown; Barbara(Bobby) Owens and husband Jesse of Hartselle, Alabama; Dorothy(Dottie) Jenkins and husband Tippy of Sperryville, brother-in-law; Pete Jenkins and wife Sandra of Flint Hill, brother in law, Robert Wharton of Castleton, sister in law, Laura Jenkins of Culpeper. Many special nieces, nephews and their families.  Our extended family members, Andy and Esther Miller of Burke and Dyann and Sydney Maddox of Culpeper, along with more friends and neighbors than I can count. She loved being around people and they loved her.

My mother use to reminisce about their childhood, telling the story of visiting their grandmother and having to walk over a foot bridge. My grandfather would make 4 trips over that bridge, once to help his wife across, then going back and picking up 2 little girls, one under each arm and carrying them across. Because they had 6 little girls that meant 3 more trips.  My mother said he would make them giggle saying, under one arm is salt and under the other is flour.

My mother never met a stranger, never let anyone leave her house hungry, and if you needed her she would come. She definitely was the glue in our family and has left a void but also a new mission for us all that we can continue with this life with as much dignity and grace and never forget where our strength comes from, she never did.


What a blessing I have been granted, that this beautiful godly woman is my Mom.

Our family would like to express sincere appreciation to Blue Ridge Hospice, Flint Hill and Washington VFD, Rappahannock Sheriff’s Office, Dr. David Evans, Hospice Dr. Milligan, and wonderful Nicole Champney our Hospice Nurse. Over the course of these weeks there have been so many heartfelt gestures, family and friends coming to visit, a neighbor mowing our yard, an uncle taking our trash, food, and wonderful fellowship of prayer. Thank you to one and all.

Pallbearers will be Johnathon Miller, Jermy Miller, Corey Voorhies, Billy Pullen, Mike Welch, Clifton Jenkins, Jr., Jesse “Buddy” Owens, Jr. and Charles Jenkins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jay, Johnathan Deal, Bobby Glasker, Wayne Payne, Ray Andrews and Gavin Jenkins.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Flower arrangements will be accepted at Maddox Funeral Home and donations toward Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 West Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601 in Memory of Margaret Jenkins also.






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October 7, 2014
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Maddox Funeral Home

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October 8, 2014
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Maddox Funeral Home

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Washington Masonic Cemetery

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