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Mrs Irene <I>Jenkins</I> Davis

Mrs Irene Jenkins Davis

Birth
Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Death 20 May 2011 (aged 98)
Virginia Beach City, Virginia, USA
Burial Powhatan, Powhatan County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 101368734 · View Source
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DAVIS, Irene Jenkins, 98, of Virginia Beach, formerly of Varina, Virginia, our beloved mother and grandmother, passed quietly on May 20, 2011. Born in Shenandoah in 1912, she was the eldest daughter of Solen and Bessie Jenkins. Though proud to have lived to the age of 98, she was always saddened by the loss of a beloved family member, her parents; her brothers, Dave, Ben, Ralph, Carlos, Bill and Roy Jenkins; and her sisters, Ellen Shook and Mary Frazier. Married to the late Morris J. Davis, she was also preceded in death by two of her children, her son, Morris J. Davis Jr.; and her daughter, Jeanne Purdin. Retired from the County of Henrico, she worked in various local country-style restaurants until the age of 80, when she finally moved to Virginia Beach to be cared for by her eldest granddaughter, Debra Stull and her husband, Don, where she blessed their lives for 19 years. Her love and devotion to her family were endless. Left to cherish this remarkable woman's life are her daughter, Betty (Brian) Zittrain of Virginia Beach; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two great-great-granddaughters, and a host of "Jenkins" nephews and nieces living throughout Virginia. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2011 in the Powhatan Community Cemetery, Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, Virginia. "Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace." -- Proverbs 3:17.

Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on May 22, 2011


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  • Created by: Genealogy Helper
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101368734
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Irene Jenkins Davis (19 Aug 1912–20 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101368734, citing Powhatan Community Cemetery, Powhatan, Powhatan County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Genealogy Helper (contributor 47324550) .