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Thelma (Potter) Jenkins

October 16, 1924 ~ April 23, 2019 (age 94)


Mrs. Thelma (Potter) Jenkins, of Panama City, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on April 23, 2019 in the Sacred Heart Health System of Pensacola, Florida.  She was 94 years old and a native of Vernon, Florida. 

Thelma was born on October 16, 1924 to the late Jessie & Lucille (Carr) Potter in Vernon, Florida.  She was of the Methodist Faith and was a member of the New Bethel AM.E. Church of Vernon, Florida. Thelma attended the public-school system of Washington County, and later received her High School Diploma from Shaw School in Panama City, Florida.  She worked part-time as a bus driver for the Council on Aging.  Thelma loved sewing in her spare time.  For most of her life, she worked as the bookkeeper for her husband, the late Coties Jenkins, Sr., in their family owned business.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories her son: Coties Jenkins, Jr. (Valarie) of Panama City, Florida;  one she raised as her own: Steve Potter of Panama City, Florida; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren; sister: Clydie Williams of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two brothers: Clarence Potter (Ellaweese) of Chipley, Florida, and Matthew Potter of New Haven, Connecticut; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  

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Public Viewing (Walk Through Only)
May 3, 2019

12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
1220 Church Ave
Chipley, FL 32428

Celebration of Life
May 4, 2019

11:00 AM
New Bethel A.M.E Church
South Highway 79
Vernon, Florida 32462

Interment following funeral service
May 4, 2019

4:00 PM
Sylvania A.M.E. Church
Sylvania Road
Vernon, FL 32426

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