Audie Mae Jenkins was born July 6, 1925 in Witcherville, Arkansas and entered into rest on December 11, 2018 at the age of 93. She was the fourth of six children born to William “Willie” and Sara Hicks. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, W.C. “Claude” Jenkins, son Randy Elton Jenkins, sister Ethel Richmond, brothers Truitt, Connell, Luther and Leon.
Mae is survived by her son Allen Jenkins and wife Karla of Borger, daughter Patsy Harbin and husband Rocky of Fritch, grandchildren Melissa Jenkins, Wendy Tjepkes and husband Delwyn, Travis Harbin and wife Kelly, Danny Harbin and wife Mandy, Greg Jenkins and wife Kelly, George Jenkins, and 16 great grandchildren.
Mae had many talents including painting, sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, gardening and babysitting, all while raising a family. All of her quilts were hand sewn, never using a sewing machine. Her paintings were original, sometime scenes from her home State of Arkansas. She enjoyed fishing and camping with her family.
While growing up in Arkansas she helped support the family by harvesting various fruit crops, making molasses and pulling cotton. During World War II she worked in a furniture factory and worked at Fort Chaffee pressing military uniforms. Following the end of the war, her sister encouraged her to move to Borger where she obtained a job in a boarding house as a cook and house keeper. During this time there was a young man living in the boarding house who was a butcher in a local meat market. As he ate the delicious breakfast, he wondered who prepared it. He soon met the cook, Mae Hicks. They were married a few months later and he continued to enjoy those fantastic meals for the next 64 years.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 am on Saturday, December 15, 2018 in the Minton Memorial Chapel with Mr. Richard Kasko officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Pallbearers are Travis Harbin, Danny Harbin, Greg Jenkins, George Jenkins, Chandler Harbin and Jacob Jenkins.
Mae’s family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to BSA Hospice and the Visiting Angels for all the loving care they gave her during her time of need.
Sorry for your loss
John and Lida WhiteheadSkellytown, TX
Patsy & Rocky, Alan & Karla and families, We send our deepest sympathy. I know it will be hard to get used to not having your Mom physically here on earth with you but she will always be watching over you from above. Our prayers will be with you all on Saturday as you lay her to rest. Much love to you all.
Barbara RichmondWaxahachie, TX
So sorry for your loss,Patsy, Rocky , Allen Karla and all your loved ones, She was such a sweet lady and great mom. I know God has her in his arms. I am praying for you.
Diana BarnettFritch, TX
May the God of all comfort, surround you with His peace at this time of transition and loss! ❤️🙏🏻
Kayla WilliamsFrisco, TX
Allen, Patsy, and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. It is never an easy thing to let her go. Hold your memories close to your heart til you meet again. God bless all of you.
Joyce & Wiley CoileBorger, TX
Peggy JenkinsBorger, TX
Patsy and Allen and family,
Dale and I are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your families in our thoughts and prayers.
Dale & Connie GallaspyBorger, TX
Dear Patsy and family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. It is such a great loss when our Mother leaves us to go to her Lord. I know you are all sad and feeling that loss, but I also know that you are experiencing the joy of knowing that she is with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and all of the people that she loved so much who have been waiting on her in Heaven. I hope that you share sweet memories with each other and give each other comfort. Love, Martha Johnson
Martha JohnsonBorger, TX
I am so sorry. Sending prayers and a hug for comfort to the families.
Fill your heart with memories to help with your healing.
Billie Sue MorrisonFRITCH, TX
My dearest Grandma- I’m very sad that you are gone from us but beyond happy that you are reunited with so many you love!! You were a beautiful soul and so strong!!! I love you so so much!! Enjoy your heavenly home!!
Melissa JenkinsFrisco, TX