This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dawnette Jenkins, 49 years old, born on February 8, 1972, and passed away on February 20, 2021. We will remember her forever.

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Born on a cold snowy, February 8, 1972 to Bertha Ann Jenkins in Patterson, NJ, Dawnette Schlise Jenkins was a joy to the entire family.  She was reared by her adoring Great Aunt and Uncle--Aileen and Willie James Perry.  She loved by many in her extended family in NJ and beyond.  After graduating from Paterson Catholic High School, the family moved back to family roots to be with her Mother Bertha Ann and Grandfather, Jim Jenkins.   She attended Savannah State University for a time and then later worked at Geico.  
On September 1, 2005, Dawn was blessed with her only child, Destiny Aileen Jenkins.  

You will be missed by sweet cousin.  I will miss your no nonsense approach to living life.  

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

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Shared by Theresa Mims on February 26, 2021
I will forever be grateful for Ann (Dawn's) mother for giving me the honor of naming her and becoming her God-Mother. Ann and I met while I was dating my husband, Willie ( her 1st cousin).  Everyone thought we were sisters. Dawn grew up with my sons ( Peanut, Chubby, & Pooky) as her brothers instead of cousins. The memoires are many with her growing-up and then becoming a mother.  I'm going miss her but knowing her faith in GOD puts my grief at peace.  "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal".  Until we meet again.
Love you sweetie.