Oletha Jenkins, 84, of Dallas, GA passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Tranquility at Cobb Hospice Center. She was born on April 2, 1935 in Atlanta, GA and graduated from West Fulton High School in 1952. The glue that kept the family together, she loved hosting all her family for all the holidays and special occasions. Her favorite place was Cade’s Cove. She enjoyed camping, and she had a place at the lake for years that she loved. In her later years she enjoyed watching the wild animals on her property and her numerous hummingbird feeders. As much as she loved hummingbirds, she loved being with her grandchildren more.
Mrs. Jenkins was a member of Pebble Brook Baptist Church in Mableton, GA. She worked for more than 20 years as a secretary for the YWCA.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Jack Akins and her parents Roy and Pauline Embrey and a brother Gary Embrey. She is survived by her current husband Jerry Jenkins, her son Kim and his wife Jan Akins of Powder Springs, GA and her daughters Jaleta and husband David Cooper of Dallas, GA; Vickie Peaster of Marietta, GA; Cindy and her husband Gary Warner of Acworth, GA; Tammy and her husband Eddie Smith of Marietta, GA; one sister, Judy and her husband Gerald Robertson of Mableton, GA, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. from Clark Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Tibbitts officiating. Interment will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, December 2, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements.
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