Mother Adell Jenkins
was born on April 27, 1927, and departed from this
life on October 5, 2022, at the age of 95. She was
surrounded by her loved ones.
Mother Adell was the fourth-born child to the late Peyton and
Sophia (Preston) Jenkins. She was educated in Screven County at
the Staley Grove School.
In her early years, Mother Adell worked the farm and helped
tend to her younger siblings. She not only raised her two children
but also many of her nieces and nephews. She learned to cook at an
early age and became famous among family and friends alike for her
delicious cakes. She was well-known for her famous caramel cake.
At an early age, Mother Adell joined Asbury African Methodist
Episcopal Church where she served faithfully on the Hospitality
Ministry, Steward Board, and later became Mother of the Church.
Mother Adell Jenkins was preceded in death by her parents,
Peyton and Sophia (Preston) Jenkins; daughter, Mary Francis Brown;
son-in-law, and Raymond Marion Brown; eight brothers, Matthew,
Norman, Ulysee, Linwill, Julius, Roosevelt, James, and T.W. Jenkins;
seven sisters, Cassie Albright, Francis Roberts, Minnie Green, Dessie
Drayton, and Alberta, Annie Pearl, and Reverend Rachael Jenkins.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her three sisters, Mauldine
Albright of Sylvania GA, Eula Mae Sears of Miami FL, and Carrie
Brown of Savannah GA; daughter, Gladys Mae Jenkins of Sylvania
GA; five grandchildren, Shelia Brown of Hinesville GA, Woulhounts
(Madelyn) and Mark (Tammi) Brown, both of Sylvania GA, Scarlett
Brown (Al Kirkland) of Guyton GA, and Tonnette Jenkins-Jones
of Augusta GA; six great-grandchildren, Anissa (Adam) Spencer
of Hinesville GA, Danielle (Ben) Scott and Brianna Brown, both
of Statesboro GA, Mark and Marleigh Brown, both of Sylvania GA,
and Adrian Graham of Atlanta GA; eight great-great-grandchildren,
Jayden Moore, Lannie Scott, Kinsleigh and Makayla Brown, Lucy
Graham, Isiah and Miracle Benjamin, and Tamira Hollins; and a
host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.