Betty Royse Jenkins, 74, of Cleveland and formally of Chattanooga, passed away on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family and friends, after a lengthy and brave battle with cancer.
She spent most of her life in Chattanooga but had lived in Cleveland in recent years. She was an active member of the Tasso United Methodist Church.
She graduated from Chattanooga High School. She was employed by Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co. and was retired from TVA.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ezra and Irene Royse; and a sister Kathleen Hilliard.
Betty leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 55 years, Don R. Jenkins; a son, Michael (Carmen) Jenkins; and a daughter, Julie Jenkins Lynskey, both of Chattanooga; five grandchildren: Alexis, Zach, Madison and Tanner Jenkins and Matthew Lynskey, all of Chattanooga; a brother, Kenneth (Paulette) Royse of Chattanooga; and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends.
A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the Tasso United Methodist Church, located at 1106 Tasso Road N.E., in Cleveland, TN 37312, with the Rev. Richard L. Hayes officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 5 to the 7 p.m. service time.
Interment will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Betty and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service of Cleveland is honored to assist the Jenkins family with these arrangements.