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Jenny Sue McGee Jenkins, 73, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017. Sue, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend was born on March 2, 1944 in Houston, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Roger and Dorothy Schinnick McGee; brothers, Martin McGee and Wayne Claybourne; and infant son, Roger Matthew Jenkins. Sue is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, James "Jim" Clifford Jenkins; daughters, Carrie Chow, Julie Rankin and her husband David, Tracey Gergen and her husband Matthew; son, Chris Jenkins; grandchildren, Kristin Gergen, Bailey Jacobs and her husband Jordan, Dustin Rankin, Carla Chow, Steven Gergen, and Tanner Rankin; great-granddaughter, Nora Jacobs; and fur babies, Bitsy and Claire. Sue met James, the love of her life, at 16 years old. She dedicated her life to ensuring that her children were raised in a loving home, with a Catholic school education, and surrounded by family. She was active in the Girls Scouts of America, loved to go fishing, camping, and planning family vacations, that often including extended family or friends. These annual vacations built life-long memories, generated countless stories, and are truly treasured today. She was a fierce advocate for women's rights and was not afraid to speak her mind or stand up for her beliefs. She loved music, reading, travel, catching up with friends and family, and loved her hometown of Houston. It was rare to show up at her house and not find at least one other friend of family member around for a visit. She was a life-long Houston Heights area resident, and seemed to have a story about every place in the neighborhood. She had a mind like a sponge and could recall so many details and answer questions about pretty much any event or person you could think of. She loved learning, and took every opportunity she could to try something new. When their children were grown and out of the house, she spent some time working as an executive assistant at the Houston Food Bank. Before her health started to decline, Sue was always the first person to volunteer should a need arise, no matter how large or small, even serving as a caregiver for loved ones. Her love was selfless and limitless to both people and her pets. She enjoyed social media and welcomed every opportunity to make new friends. Her true love was her family and she was overjoyed to finally become a great-grand "Nana". As a Nana, she spent most summers taking care of her grandchildren. They loved spending lazy afternoons at her house, eating popsicles, listening to her stories, and playing in the yard. She encouraged each of them every day -- often sharing web links that she knew they'd love, calling and texting to keep in touch, and was often the first person they would go to with any news. Her passing leaves a hole in all of our hearts, but she has left us with so many happy memories. Per her wishes, Sue ashes will be scattered at a future date, in Port Aransas, Texas, where she enjoyed wonderful beach vacations with her family. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2017, from 5PM to 8PM with a celebration of her life starting at 6:30PM. The service will take place at Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd., Houston, Texas, 77008.
In lieu of flowers, Sue would want all your love and support to go toward one of her favorite organizations, The Houston SPCA. Sue was always an animal lover, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Houston SPCA could use all the help they can get.

Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.