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SUE MITCHELL JENKINS passed away Thursday, the first of October, 2009. Sue was born on November 21, 1917, in Fayette, Missouri, the daughter of Robert and Wilma Potts Mitchell. She moved to Dallas, Texas in 1937, where she was employed by Texas Employers Casualty Insurance Company, which was founded by her uncle, Homer Mitchell. She was transferred to Houston where she met and married Edward E. Jenkins in 1944. Sue was the last surviving charter member of the Ft. Bend Chapter of the NSDAR, having been a member for 63 years, and enjoyed music, reading, traveling, gardening and playing bridge. She was an active member of the Bellaire United Methodist Church of Bellaire, where she sang in the choir for almost 40 years.She is predeceased by her husband, the late Edward E. Jenkins, her parents, two sisters and a brother. She is survived by her son, Robert Lee Jenkins and wife, Susan, Brenham, Texas, her grandson, Mitchell Edward Jenkins and wife, Julie, Spring, Texas and granddaughter, Katherine JoAnne Jenkins, Brenham, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. The memorial service is to be conducted Sunday, October 4, 3:00 p.m., Bellaire United Methodist Church, 4417 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire, Texas, officiated by the Reverend Jim Flagg.Immediately following the service, the family will greet friends in the church parlor in a reception. Prior to the service the family will have gathered for a private interment at Morton Cemetery in Richmond, Texas.In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions in memory of Sue Mitchell Jenkins may be directed to the Bellaire City Library or Bellaire United Methodist Church of Bellaire.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 3, 2009
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