Geraldine Kelly Jenkins, widow of Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., and known to her friends and family as Jerry, passed away on January 2, 2024. She was born on November 29, 1933 in Union, South Carolina, the daughter of the late James B. and Ossie Mae Proctor Kelly. Jerry led a fulfilling life as a homemaker, dedicating herself to creating a warm and loving environment for her family.
Jerry had a deep love for animals and cherished spending time outdoors. Her green thumb was evident in her beautiful garden, where she nurtured plants with tender care. But above all else, Jerry treasured the moments she spent with her loved ones. Family meant everything to her, and she made sure to create lasting memories filled with joy and laughter.
In addition to her beloved husband of 47 years, Robert L. Jenkins, Jr., and her parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers: Ashby, Ellis, and Bill Kelly. Their bond was unbreakable, and they shared many precious moments together throughout the years. She leaves behind her children: son Robby Jenkins of Simpsonville, son Bill Jenkins of Clemson, and daughter Kelly Colvin and her husband Leland of Irmo. Jerry's sister Ann Ferguson of Lancaster was not just a sibling but also a dear friend who provided unwavering support.
Jerry will be deeply missed by her two granddaughters Abby and Lauren Colvin, who were the light of her life. She loved them dearly and celebrated their accomplishments with pride. Additionally, Jerry is fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews whose lives she touched with her kindness and warmth.
Visitation will be held at Duckett - Robinson Funeral Home located at 108 Cross Creek Road in Central, SC on Friday, January 5th from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM. This will be followed by the funeral service at the same location at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.
Jerry's departure leaves a void in the lives of all who knew her but let us take solace in the fact that her spirit will live on through the cherished memories she leaves behind. Her legacy of love and devotion will continue to inspire those who had the privilege of being a part of her life.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Jerry's family and friends during this difficult time. May they find comfort in the love and support offered by those around them. Jerry's memory will forever remain etched in our hearts, reminding us to live each day with kindness, compassion, and a zest for life.
Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home is assisting the family.