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BERTHA M. JENKINS WAS BORN TO J.P. TIMMONS AND WILLIE LEE WALKER ON MARCH 24, 1943 IN GLENWOOD, GEORGIA. BERTHA ATTENDED THE GEORGIA AND NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS AND GRADUATED FROM SOUTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL. BERTHA RETURNED TO GEORGIA IN 1960 TO MARRY THE LOVE OF HER LIFE CRAWFORD JENKINS AND OF THIS UNION CAME TWO CHILDREN PRETORIA AND JOHNNY. BERTHA RETURNED TO NEWARK IN 1968 AND LATER JOINED THE GREATER FIRST TIMOTHY BAPTIST CHURCH IN NEWARK, NJ WHERE SHE WAS A DEVOTED MEMBER. SHE GAINED EMPLOYMENT AT DAVIS* TAVERN AND BEGAN TO PERFECT HER TRADE BUT DESIRED MORE FOR HER FAMILY. SHE EVENTUALLY ACHIEVED HER DREAM BY BECOMING OWNER OF JESSICA*S PALACE. BERTHA WAS A DEVOTED MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER, DAUGHTER, SISTER, AUNT AND FRIEND TO MANY. SHE LEAVES TO CHERISH HER MEMORY: HER CHILDREN, PRETORIA AND JOHNNY; HER MOTHER, WILLIE LEE WALKER (NEWARK, NJ); FOUR GRANDCHILDREN, ANIBAL JENKINS (NEWARK, NJ), AL-FATIR KELLY, ZALAYAH HUNT AND HASHEEM KORNEGAY JR. (EAST ORANGE, NJ); SON-IN-LAW, HASHEEM KORNEGAY SR. (EAST ORANGE, NJ); NINE SISTERS, DIANE WALKER, LENORA WALKER, ROSEMARY (LAWRENCE) LIGGINS, IRENE WALKER, DEBORAH BETHUNE, MELONECE CLARK AND ELONDA MENTS (ALL OF NEWARK, NJ), GERALDINE THOMPSON (MAPLEWOOD, NJ) AND SABRINA (JAMES) CHESTER (ATCO, NJ); FIVE BROTHERS, ROBERT TIMMONS (GEORGIA), WILLIE JAMES WALKER (VIRGINIA), JOE TYSON (IRVINGTON, NJ), KEVIN MENTS (EAST ORANGE, NJ) AND ROBERT MENTS (NEW YORK). BERTHA HAD VERY SPECIAL AND LOVING RELATIONSHIPS WITH BARBARA SANDIFER, SHONDA SKINNER, CRYSTAL AND MICHELLE EPPS, AND DARLENE BRYANT, CLOSE FRIEND OF MARY MIMS AND MIKE BROWN, AND A HOST OF OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND (CRAWFORD), HER DAUGHTER (JESSICA ALLEN-KORNEGAY), HER FATHER (J.P. TIMMONS), TWO GRANDSONS (JEEBY AND FATEEN), A GRANDDAUGHTER (JEZEL HUNT), A SISTER (DOROTHY WALKER) AND TWO NEPHEWS (SAM AND WAHID). This Online Memorial has been created to commemorate the life of Bertha M. Jenkins. You are invited to add a Tribute in her memory. Please click "Sign Guestbook" below to add your own memories, reflections, thoughts or condolences.

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