Mrs. Amanda Watson Jenkins of Cameron entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.
Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Brown Chapel AME Church, Elloree, with interment in the Cameron Cemetery.
The casket will be placed in the church at 11 a.m.
Mrs. Jenkins was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Charlie T. and Mrs. Mary K. Watson.
Under the Christian leadership of her parents, Mrs. Jenkins accepted Christ at an early age and became affiliated with Brown Chapel AME Church, Cameron, where she worked diligently and faithfully with several local, district and conference ministries and organizations.
Mrs. Jenkins began her education at St. John School, Cameron. She graduated from Wilkinson High School, Orangeburg. She received her formal education from Claflin College, Orangeburg, Bachelor of Science Degree, and did further studies at South Carolina State College, Clemson University and Erskine College.
Her professional teaching career included St. John Elementary School and St. John High School. Her untiring dedication as an educator covered a span of thirty-one years in the Calhoun County School System.
Mrs. Jenkins’ career as a public official began when she was elected to the Cameron Town Council, serving for 15 years — for a time, she served as Mayor Pro Tem.
She was a member of Beta Zeta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., St. Peter Chapter #96 Order of the Eastern Star and numerous other boards/organizations/committees. She has been recognized for her distinguished service to her community and state, and has received numerous awards.
On January 18, 1951, she was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Jerome Jenkins and to this loving union, two children were born. She had an intense love for her children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter.
During her spare time, she enjoyed fishing and doing crossword puzzles.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charlie Watson Jr. and Enoch Watson; a sister, Melba Watson and son-in-law, Charles Williams.
Precious memories are left in the hearts of her husband, Jerome Jenkins; son, Rodney (Patricia) Jenkins and daughter, Zenobia Williams; four sisters, Lessie Dawkins, Mary Morris and Edith Canzater, all of Columbia, and Okereta Watson of Cameron; one brother, Samuel (Frances) Watson of Dalzell; six grandchildren, Michael Williams, Marcelite Jenkins, Ingrid Williams, Cicely Jenkins, Desmond Williams and Darius Williams; one great-granddaughter, Scofie Zenobia Piernas, and a host of other loving family members and friends.
Viewing will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, with the Wake Service to be held from 6 until 7:30 p.m. at Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel, St. Matthews.
Viewing will also be held on Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Jenkins Funeral Home of Cameron.
Funeral services entrusted to Jenkins Funeral Home of Cameron, 507 Boyce Lawton Drive, Cameron, South Carolina 803-823-2377/Fax: 823-2091.