Mrs. Daisy Mae Jenkins

June 2, 1937 ~ September 5, 2020 (age 83)


Mrs. Daisy Mae Jenkins

A Homegoing Celebration for Mrs. Daisy Mae Jenkins of Tampa, Florida who passed away on Saturday, September 5, 2020 will be held Saturday, September 12th, 1:00 p.m. at Aikens Funeral Home Chapel, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Pastor Larry Roundtree, II, officiating, pastor of New Mt. Zion M.B. Church. The interment will be held in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. 

Mrs. Daisy Mae Jenkins was born on June 2, 1937 in Avon Park FL and excepted Christ at an early age. When she was 10 years old, her father moved the family to Tampa Florida, where she attended public school and was a graduate of Middleton High School. She married Ernest G. Jenkins, Sr. in June of 1955. She worked for many years at General Telephone Company, where she retired as a Circuit Board Technician. Remembering the life and legacy of Sister Daisy Mae Jenkins. She was a faithful member of the New Mt. Zion M.B. Church of Tampa FL for over 65 years. During that time, she served as the Advisor and Director of the Jr. Choir in the 1970’s. She also served as President of the Sr. Mission, Choir Director for the Voices of Praise and honorary member of the Golden Gems. She also served as Choir Director for Allen Temple AME church and was affiliated with the National Baptist Convention. 

At home she was a wonderful cook and specialized in baking Red Velvet, Lemon and Pound cakes. She was proceeded in death by her parents, Anthony and Jemima Cross; her brother, George L. Griffin; her sister, Elvira R. Pinder and daughter, Sonia M. Franklin. 

She leaves to cherish her precious memories with her spouse, Ernest G. Jenkins, Sr. of 65 years. A loving and devoted son; Ernest G. Jenkins, Jr. (Denise); loving nieces; Brenda McAllister and Sabrina P. Myers (Rick); loving nephews; Earnest A. Pinder, III (Victoria) and Anthony Griffin; loving grandsons; Adrian D. Jenkins (Danielle), Lamont Walker and Reginald Franklin (Angel) and granddaughter, Jemicia Franklin; 2 grand nephews; 11 great grands and 3 great-great grands; a host of friends and church family.

The visitation will be held Friday, September 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel on Saturday for the service. We are following the CDC guidelines.

This service was streamed  live.  See recording at bottom of this page.

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September 11, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aikens Funeral Home Chapel
2708 E Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33610

Funeral Service
September 12, 2020

1:00 PM
Aikens Funeral Home Chapel
2708 E Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33610

Video is available for this event

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