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Emelda Jenkins

Emelda Jenkins

April 30, 1921 - July 11, 2020
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Mrs. Emelda "Bright" Jenkins was born and raised in the lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, LA to the late Joseph Sr. and Amelia Bright. She received her wings on Saturday, July 11, 2020 surrounded by her loving immediate family. Mrs. Jenkins was 99 years young and was the wife of the late Deacon Chester Jenkins, Sr. To this union 3 children were born, one devoted daughter, Ester Dumas and two sons, the late Chester and Lester Jenkins. A Celebration of Life honoring Mrs. Jenkins will be held at Beulah Land Baptist Church, 2436 St. Maurice Avenue, New Orleans, LA on Friday, July 24, 2020, at 10 AM, Rev. Michael Zacharie, Pastor, Officiating. Visitation 9 AM IN THE CHURCH. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery. EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE IS REQUIRED TO ADHERE TO ALL COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS. YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.
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  • Visitation

    July 24, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    July 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Beulah Land Baptist Church
    Address
    2436 St. Maurice Avenue
    NEW ORLEANS, LA
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  • Service

    July 24, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    July 24, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Beulah Land Baptist Church
    Address
    2436 St. Maurice Avenue
    NEW ORLEANS, LA
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  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Olivet Cemetery
    Address
    4000 Norman Meyer
    NEW ORLEANS, LA
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Erica Dumas

Posted at 12:45pm
Grandma, you will forever be in our heart always and forever❤️❤️❤️ You will be missed, but never forgotten. It was an honor to help care for you as your time to leave us grew near. It hurts but we know Grandpa said ok “Bright” it’s time to come back home to me. God is with you and you are with us in our hearts...rest on our beautiful Angel 😇 🕊🌸💜🌸💕💕💕💔
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Lawrence Sears

Posted at 08:51pm
Rest in heaven. Grandma Emelda with all my love Lawrence Sears
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Marjorie M Wilson

Posted at 02:14pm
When we were young and would visit New Orleans, I would give Aunt Tadonna and Uncle Chester a call. She would always welcome us to their home. We would have either okra gumbo or red beans an rice. I enjoy lessoning/ learning about our mom (Ruby) in her younger days. Just want to say Thanks for keeping us informed. Your Detroit, Mi. Family!
 
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Erica Dumas Posted at 12:56pm

Thanks for sharing that story. I enjoyed reading your memory cousin. We are all we have. Thanks again and love always. Let’s please stay in touch❤️❤️😘😘😘 Erica
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Keishelle Jones-Reynaud

Posted at 10:19pm
Monica & Erica my sisters you and the family are in my prayers. I pray for your strength. Granny felt your love and that love will continue to carry you through. Theirs nothing like a “Granny” but 99 years was an amazing blessing. The Queen is resting. Love you all.
 
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Erica Dumas Posted at 12:59pm

Beautifully said my sister. Thank you for sharing your kind words. We appreciate you. Thanks for your support and prayers. This is what sisters do and show your love n true sincerity which is why we love and cherish you. Yes, you’re right Sis. The Queen is Resting🙏🏾🕊🌸🌸🌸love you always.. Erica
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Marilynn Smith

Posted at 08:03pm
My Aunt Emelda, you gave me my nickname, 'Peaches'. You will be dearly missed and in my heart always!!! My Aunt Emelda was the last of the 13 Bright Family brothers and sisters that we know of. Beloved Prayers 🙏🏽 and Rest in Peace 🕊. Love Always, your niece, Marilynn Keller.
 
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Erica Dumas Posted at 01:04pm

Wow I did not know that Teedy. Ok Ms. Peaches 🍑 thanks for your love prayers and sincere support! We Can’t wait to see you again. Love always Teedy❤️🕊🌸😘😘😘 Erica
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