Died: Thu., Sep. 26, 2013


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Oct. 01, 2013

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 01, 2013

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Betty Jenkins, a registered nurse with Bachelor  and Master of Science degrees, studied in London, England,  where she earned both her Registered Nurse and Midwifery Certification.
Betty married United States Military serviceman, James Jenkins in 1959.  From this union, two sons were born, James Calvin Jenkins who preceded her in death and Mark Jerome Jenkins. To Betty nothing was more important than family. The mother of two exceptional athletic sons, Betty became a sports fanatic attending every game as the most charismatic cheerleader in the crowd.  She loved her granddaughters, Juanita Jenkins-Holland (Curtis) and Ebony Jenkins, more than life. Wherever you saw Betty, you saw her granddaughters. In later years, her adorable grandson, Calvin Antonio Jenkins, and great grandchildren, Nya Jenkins and Nevaeh Holland, became just as spoiled.
As a nurse, teacher, and business woman Betty saw a world uncolored by minority constraints. Always optimistic, Betty challenged others to dream big. She inspired others to realize their own highest potential. She saw no obstacle or challenge that could not be overcome as there simply were no limits in Betty eyes. For her youthful high school students Betty inspired future healthcare workers, doctors and nurses. Her lesson was of hope regardless of color, gender, or economic constraints. As an inspirational leader and co-founder of CareGivers, Inc., home health aids saw their future in nursing through the eyes of their mentor, coach, and friend, “Miss Betty.”
Betty judged no one and loved everyone.  With proud heritage in Trinidad-Tobago, she loved the spirit of Carnival. She never stopped dancing and dreamed of returning to the West Indies. An avid cook, we’ll all miss her curry chicken, pigeon peas, and coconut raisin bread.
Betty was a match-maker. If you were single, you would be paired up with someone she thought you should know. A fashionista Betty had a sense of flair. From hats and dresses to the meticulous use of color, texture, and decor in her home, Betty had style.  Don’t be caught looking silly, for Betty was the fashion police.
Betty was a proud member of Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis. In addition to those family members named above Betty leaves to cherish her memory a sister, Angela A. Wright, adopted son, Harlon J. Wilson, and family and friends across the United States, Canada and Trinidad.

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