Celebration with Nellie at her facility, friend Carolyn and Rukiya.
Nellie Ruth Emanuel Jenkins
  • 104 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 29, 1907
  • Date of passing: Apr 1, 2012
Let the memory of Nellie Ruth be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Nellie Ruth (Cherry)  Emanuel Jenkins, 104.7 years of age. She was  born on August 29, 1907 and passed away on April 1, 2012. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by R. L. Rountree on 30th August 2017


It’s the story of a blessed woman
Who truly loves the Lord
Her desire is for everyone
To live under the same accord

Today we reflect on her time on earth
Valentine Nebraska was her place of birth

Born on August 29, 1907
Definitely a blessing from heaven

A strong woman who has truly enjoyed her life
From a family of 14 and later became the late
Norman Walker Jenkins lovely wife

She Birthed 3 children
Later became a foster parent and mother to many
As far as her patience she has plenty

To name a few of her precious desires
Crocheting, painting, ceramics
She also enjoyed singing in the choir

She enjoys life
as well as giving positive advice
And doesn’t mind if she has to give it twice

She is a woman that you can’t help but to admire and love
Nellie Ruth Emmanuel Jenkins
Is certainly a gift from above

Today we celebrate you
Thanking God for your ripe age of one hundred and two

Happy Birthday Grandmother
May God Continue to Bless you!

Written by Rhonda Duran 8.28.09
Poet, Entertainer, gifted Woman of God"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Connor on 29th August 2017

"It has been over 5 years and I still cherish the memories of knowing

She is truly blessed to have had such a loving granddaughter. An
African proverb says our loved ones remain alive when we speak their names.  I speak your name:  Nellie Ruth Emmanuel Jenkins!!!!"

This tribute was added by R. L. Rountree on 30th August 2016

"Momsey Jenkins

So glad to remember you each year,  you were so loved by so many.  I am happy to have had such a beautiful spirit to teach, correct and love me for so many years.   I thank God for you presence in my life.  

Loving Granddaughter Rukiya R. L. Rountree"

This tribute was added by R. L. Rountree on 30th August 2016

"A message from  Khadija Connor sent on Aug. 29, 2016

Recently, while doing some major housecleaning,I found pictures of past birthdays. I smiled fondly thinking of the memories I shared with her granddaughter Rukiya.  She was feisty, she was fun and she was truly fabulous.   And most importantly, she was loved.  Again, condolences to the family.  It is still a great loss to all of us.

This tribute was added by betty `hanna-witherspoon on 29th August 2015

"Your memory is alive in the wonderful stories that Rukiya shares about you.  You have left much behind. Be at peace."

This tribute was added by Gayle Lwanga on 1st April 2015

"Rukiya, you lovingly took care of your grandmother, and still take care to remember her anniversaries.  Our African ancestors believed that a person was not dead until know one remembers their name.  We know she is alive with Jesus now, but she is also alive on earth because we remember her."

This tribute was added by Kenneth Jordan on 25th July 2014

"Aunt Nellie,

You may continue to rest in the arms of Jesus.. I'm doing all I can to learn of my Family History..  I remember meeting you back in 1975-76 and you shared memories of the family...  I will cherish your kind words of wisdom forever..

Luv U,

Kenny Jordan"

This tribute was added by R. L. Rountree on 21st January 2014

"Momsey,  I often miss you.  Although your flower has faded your lovely fragrance perfumes and refreshes my life with joyful memories and wisdom for a successful life."

This tribute was added by Beatrice Hogg on 30th August 2013

"I am so glad that I was able to visit with Ms. Nellie Ruth Jenkins and Rev. Rountree several times. I especially enjoyed the brunch we had by the water. I appreciated her joy of life, which taught me to embrace each moment. She is truly missed."

This tribute was added by R. L. Rountree on 29th August 2013

"I celebrate all that you taught me in living life to it's fullest.  
Thank you."

This tribute was added by R. L. Rountree on 12th April 2013

"Tribute by Rev. C. Brown--We find joy in knowing that our lives have been enriched, inspired and motivated, by having shared special moments with Sister Nellie Ruth Jenkins. Her long life was a blessing and a truthful witness of God's favor shown for one of his chosen vessels."

This tribute was added by Cherlyn Jenkins on 6th April 2013

"Gone but not forgotten.  We miss you, Momsey.  Always in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Gayle Lwanga on 2nd April 2013

"She was with the Lord for Easter!  My dad was also born in 1907, I hope they have met up there.  We praise God for a life well lived."

This tribute was added by Jacqueline Sampson on 7th April 2012

"Weeping may Endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning!  Wow 104 years old what a Blessing!!  Keeping you all lifted in prayer!"

This tribute was added by Gayle Lwanga on 4th April 2012

"Now she lives forever with the Lord.  Ruthann and Cherlyn be at peace, your grandmother is safely home. She is reunited with her beloved husband, mother and father and all those she dearly loved while on earth.  Please accept my deepest sympathy."

This tribute was added by Chris Wilkerson on 3rd April 2012

"To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.God Bless."

This tribute was added by Sylvia Lane on 3rd April 2012

"Many blessings to Ruthann, Jerlyn and Michelle as they continue to live out the results of the love, caring and wisdom that you shared with them over the years.  May you rest in peace in the arms of God.  We know that God's love continues to surround and enfold you throughout eternity.   John and Sylvia"

This tribute was added by david burden on 3rd April 2012

"The Bible Verses, the unwavering deternination to live your life, the wonderful anecdotes you provided for Ruthann - and me by extension - are only a few of the things I will remember. People who have touched us live on in us. That touch gets passed on, and on and on."

This tribute was added by betty `hanna-witherspoon on 3rd April 2012

"May your passage to eternity be sweet and may your reception at the golden gates be joyous.  Sit then and rest from the long journey; enjoying the presence of God."

This tribute was added by Carolyn Connor on 3rd April 2012

"Heaven has one more angel!
I remember how gracious you were;
God truly blessed you with a full life and
you were a blessing to many people.
What a reunion in heaven- I can hear you singing:  Yes, Jesus Loves Me.
And he truly does!"

This tribute was added by Carolyn Connor on 3rd April 2012

"I had the pleaure of meeting you at your 100th birthday!
You were full of life; danced, and recited bible verses."

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