Jenkins, Essie Lucille Johnson passed away on August 26, 2020. She was born on April 18, 1920 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. She graduated from Windsor High School before attending Elon College in North Carolina.
Essie was preceded in death by her parents, George Frederick Johnson and Mary Elizabeth "Bettie" Parker Johnson; her sisters, Mary Emily Johnson Brinkley and Martha Evelyn Johnson Haythe Harrelson; her husband, The Honorable Joel Franklin Jenkins; her son, Bruce Clarence Jenkins (Maria Carolina); and her daughter, Ellen Gayle Jenkins (formerly Visotsky).
She is survived by her twin sons, Frederick Parker Jenkins and Franklin Julian Jenkins (Deborah); grandchildren, Andrew Parker Jenkins (Christy), Joel Michael Jenkins, Gerald Matthew Jenkins (Nichole), Bradley Franklin Jenkins (Krisstel), Matthew Julian Jenkins, Carol Ellen Visotsky, Michael Thomas Visotsky (Chelsea) and Tyler Lee Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Averi (Jon), Campbell, Blake, twins, Tansy and Fina, Meron, Amias, Margaret, Keller, Hannah, Matthew, Savannah, Mason, Colton, Aston and Emily.