Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
Miss Ruthie Mae “Toot” Jenkins, daughter of the late Mr. Harvey Jenkins, Sr. and Ms. Francis Drain Jenkins, was born December 15, 1959, in Smoaks, South Carolina. She transitioned from this earthly life on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, South Carolina. She was a member of Lovely Hill Baptist Church in Smoaks, South Carolina, and a believer in Jesus Christ. Though most of her time was spent between the walls of her home, and she did not receive a degree, she lived her purpose. Her gift of memory, received from God, was evident and was shared with, family, friends, and even strangers. She used the telephone to spread joy, the word of God and love to many. She was gifted at remembering telephone numbers and birthdays. She would call just to say, “I just called to check on you.” Toot was a whole lot more than what you see. She had a very forgiving heart and loved all. She enjoyed watching television, listening to the radio, and chatting on the phone. Some of her sayings were, “good night”, “you will be just fine,” and “hear what I say.”
She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, nine siblings, and a nephew, Saul Wilson, Jr. She leaves to cherish her memories, her loving and devoted mother, her siblings, Ms. Mary Wilson, Beaufort, SC, Ms. Sarah Clayton, Walterboro, SC, Mr. Harvey (Carrie) Jenkins, Jr., Smoaks, SC, four nieces, Mrs. Cynthia (Henry) Sanders, Mrs. Mary (Perish) Wrice, Mrs. Belinda (Richard) Howard, Ms. Delmetrice Wilson, five nephews, Mr. James (Venus) Clayton, Mr. Allen (Laquinta) Wilson, Mr. Christopher Jenkins, Mr. Vinson Clayton, Mr. Antonio (Peggie) Jenkins, thirty-nine great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives, friends, and her frequent phones buddies, Rosalee Simmons, Barbara Jenkins, and Florence Jenkins.
As service arrangements have been updated below, please let us continue to lift this family in prayer, as they journey thru this difficult time.