Evette Jenkins age 61, gained her wings from her Lord the early morning of Monday, September 26, 2022, in Blakely, Georgia. She was born December 21, 1960, in West Palm Beach County, to the late Corine Ford Jenkins McKenzie and Robert Jenkins. Evette’s educations began in West Palm Beach County schools and ended at Florida Memorial College in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Upon graduation, she began and ended her career with the State of Florida. After retirement, Evette continues to live her life with Jesus Christ and her kingdom of animals in Blakely, Georgia. She also had a love for the earth as she nurtured it to produce different vegetables and fruits.
Evette was a faithful and dedicated church member of Glorious Community Holiness Church. Because of the person Evette was, peoples came to care for her unselfishly and lovingly. Gloria Kornegay, an unselfish and loving dear friend, and Jasmine Hughes, an unselfish and loving sister, served as Evette’s primary caregivers during the trying years with the fight for life with cancer. While living in Blakely, Evette found true and honorable friendships, referred to as the Blakely family. This Blakely family provided supplemental care to her, her primary caregivers, her animals, and land during and after her sick days.
Evette is preceded in death by her mother, Corine Ford Jenkins McKenzie; father, Robert Jenkins; brother(s): Edward Jenkins and Leander Ellis; uncle(s): Tye Cobb and Willie Ferrell; aunt(s): Willie Mae Mincey, Mary Alice Ford, Melva Webb, Linda Summerall, and Mary Ferrell.
She is survived by her son, Evander Charles; Step-father, James McKenzie; siblings: Robert Ford (Cathy), Tyrone Jenkins (Cassandra), Mackey Ray Jenkins, Leander Hughes, Robert McKenzie, Roger McKenzie, Jasmine Hughes, Yolanda Covington, Mary Wright, Annie Catherine Parms, Barbara Hughes Abram, and Dr. Bobbie Smith-Powell; 2 grandchildren; 12 Nephews, 10 Nieces, and a host of cousins and Witnessing of entombment will be held at
Foreverglade Cemetery, Gator Road, Belle Glade, Florida on Saturday, October 8, 2022
Promptly at 2:00 pm.