Funeral services for Mrs. Albertine Jarrell Jenkins, age 95, were conducted Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Reverend Louis Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Shady Grove Cemetery in Coffee County, TN. Visitation was held Friday, December 19, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
She was born September 11, 1919 in Coffee County, TN the daughter of the late Frank and Stella Rogers Jarrell. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by six brothers, Lawson, Winford, Gordon “Red”, Billy, Sanford and John Jarrell; and two sisters, Irene Freeze and Ruth Rainey.
Albertine was the second of eleven children and her job was to watch over her younger siblings. This made her a natural for her career as a dedicated teacher for 34 years. For most of those years she taught second grade in Chesterfield County, Virginia, always referring toher students as “her children”. During her career she served as the president of the Chesterfield Teachers Association and the Virginia Delegate for the National Education Association. After retirement she moved back to Coffee County where she became active in several community organizations including the Soroptimist, Chautauqua, Conservation and garden clubs, bird watchers and women’s auxiliary. She was a proud member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Albertine was a long time member of Skinquarter Baptist Church. She touched the lives of so many and will never be forgotten.
She is survived by two daughters, Alice Waggoner and husband, Bill; and Penny Hicks; five grandsons, Bart (Ann) and Brett (Kim) Hicks; Jeff, Chris and Rick (Karen) Waggoner; six great-grandchildren, Riley, Mason, Rachel and Erica Hicks and Bamboo and Indigo Waggoner; two sisters, Elizabeth Aaron and Carolyn Williams and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and loving friends.
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Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Albertine Jarrell Jenkins.