Louise LaNeil Nunally Jenkins

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A service celebrating the life of Louise LaNeil Nunnally Jenkins, age 91, of Bastrop will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church of Bastrop officiated by the Rev. Rosemary Stelz. Burial will follow in Christ Church Cemetery, Bastrop, under the direction of Cox Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday prior to the service from 3:30 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 310 South Washington Street in Bastrop.

Louise LaNeil Nunnally Jenkins, was born on May 16, 1920, and went to be with her Lord on September 14, 2011, after a lengthy illness. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend, LaNeil was the first child of Jesse Howell and Pearl Burgess Nunnally and was born and lived the majority of her life in Bastrop. She graduated with honors as salutatorian of her class at Bastrop High School and received her bachelor's degree in home economics in 1941 from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, now Louisiana Tech University.

After graduation she taught in Rayville before marrying the love of her life, Leonard Hodge Jenkins, whom she met at Tech. LaNeil loved being around people of all ages and enjoyed travelling throughout the United States and abroad. She was an avid reader, a wonderful listener, and an excellent cook and seamstress. Lasting friendships were formed through sixty years of participation in numerous clubs, including bridge clubs, the Potpourri Study Club, The Colonial Dames, The Daughters of the American Revolution and in every facet of serving her Lord through her membership as a child in the First Baptist Church and then the First Presbyterian Church of Bastrop, which she joined with her husband in 1949.

She was preceded in death by: Leonard, her devoted husband of 68 years; her parents and her beloved sister Mary Tom Nunnally Morgan.

She is survived by: Daughters - Marilynn J. Ringheim of Ruston, Cecille J. Whittington of Mandeville, Elizabeth J. Blackman of Bastrop, and Louise J. Krajina (Alex) of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren - Amy Ringheim, Mark Ringheim, Edward Ringheim, Jennifer Blackman Mangrum (Chris), Jessica Whittington Henning (Paul), Joshua Blackman (Jerilyn), Alexandra Krajina, Amanda Krajina, Brad Krajina, and Doug Krajina; great-grandchildren - Grant, Ella, and Baylor Mangrum and Stephen and Matthew Henning; and cherished and caring nieces, Gail Morgan Russell and Gay Morgan Aday.

LaNeil always saw the good in people and will most likely be remembered by her large extended family and many friends for her sparkling eyes, contagious smile, and her loving concern for others. Our most precious Mother will forever remain in our hearts as we strive to follow her shining example.

The family wishes to express their love and appreciation to the staffs of Lagniappe Healthcare and Premier Hospice for their professional and genuine care.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Blackman, Gregg Cureton, Paul Henning, Chris Mangrum, Dennis McKee, and Mark Ringheim.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bastrop, 310 South Washington, Bastrop, LA 71220, or a charity of one's choice.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from Sept. 17 to Sept. 21, 2011
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