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Ruth W. Jenkins, 78, Homemaker, passed away, Dec. 26, 2012 at her home. She was born in Dothan, Al and moved to Alachua, FL at a young age. She was a member of Greater New Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons Walter "J.J." Jenkins, (Pamela), Gainesville, FL, Wayne Jenkins, Sarasota, FL; two daughters, Patricia Lee & Trencia Jenkins both of Alachua, FL, two brothers Dave Washington, Alachua, FL, Isaadora Washington, Ft. Myers, FL, two sisters Annie Ray Butler (Elder Charles) Altamonte Springs, FL, Ruthie Washington, Gainesville, FL, six children, Anyea Delaine, Tequilla Mills, Keenan Jenkins, Jevon Jenkins, Juanita "Ray Anne" Jenkins, Richard Williams.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jenkins will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, January 5, 2012, at the Female Protective Temple with Rev. Bruce Hill officiating. Interment will be follow in St. Matthew's Cemetery under the care of Chestnut Funeral Home, 18 N.W. 8th Ave. Gainesville, FL.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Chestnut Funeral Chapel 2:00 - 7:00 PM and Saturday at the church one hour before the service. Those who would like to aid in having her legacy live on may make contributions in remembrance of Mrs. Ruth Washington Jenkins to the "Grandmother Ruth Jenkins Scholarship Fund" the "Tiwana Michele Wheeler Scholarship Fund" care of The Foundation at Capital City Bank; Haven Hospice or the Alachua Women's Club in memory of Mrs. Ruth W. Jenkins. Please notify any of her children or the Wheeler children if you made a gift or would like further information. The cortege will form at the home of Mrs. Jenkins, 13818 N.W. 137th Place Alachua, FL. at 10:15 AM.

"A Chestnut Service"

Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2013