Gloria Maxine Jenkins

Published 4:28 pm Thursday, February 7, 2019

Mrs. Gloria Maxine Jenkins, 84, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Pearl Barnett.
Mrs. Jenkins worked for Texas Instruments as an electronic assembler for 18 years until her retirement. She was a member of Valley Forge Freewill Baptist Church and served meals with the Women’s Ministry. She enjoyed gardening and was known for her immaculate flower gardens and her work ethic.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rod “Big Lou” Jenkins, on February 17, 2000; two brothers, Willie Barnett and Carmack Barnett; and a sister, Edna Simerly.
Those left to cherish her memory include a son, Gary Jenkins and wife Lisa, Elizabethton, Tenn.; a daughter, Joy (Joyce) Sottile and husband Johnny, Huntsville, Ala.; five grandchildren, Jessica White and husband Brad, Lance Jenkins and wife Carrie, Logan Jenkins and wife Megan and Joseph Jenkins, all of Elizabethton, and Taylor Holsclaw and fiancé Nick Jurgens, Huntsville, Ala.; and six great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mrs. Gloria Maxine Jenkins will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 10, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Jack Roddy and Rev. Randy Johnson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. David Francis. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service, or at the residence of her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Lisa Jenkins, at other times. Interment will follow the funeral service on Sunday at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Lance Jenkins, Logan Jenkins, Joseph Jenkins, Nick Jurgens, Nathan Jenkins, Brad White, Troy Whitehead and Kevin Avery. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her family and friends. The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Michelle Davenport and staff; caregivers, Sue Hall, Virginia Montgomery, Bridgett Peeks and Sherry Williams; and Amedysis Hospice nurses, Bekah Edens and Jerry Lawson, for their care given to Mrs. Jenkins. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to serve the Jenkins family. Office: (423) 543-5544.

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