Mrs. Sara Virginia Jenkins Edwards, daughter of the late Alma Levine and Richard Jenkins of Walterboro, SC. was born May 26, 1933. She departed her life on March 1 2019 at Roper Hospital surrounded by her beloved family.
She was married to the late William Clifton Edwards (WC) there was a total of 10 children between them.
Sara received her education from William Pen in Huntingdon, PA , and Colleton Training in Walterboro, SC. She became a member of Rock of Ages CME Church at an early age. She served on the Choir, Trustee, Head of the Missionary Society, President of the Usher Board and an Advisor of the Mattie E. Coleman and the Telephone Ministry. Her love and dedication to her church is unexplainable.
Sara was well known for her education for her part time job from 12:30 – 2:00 PM when she was unavailable while watching CBS soap operas.
She drove for Hamilton’s Funeral Home for four years and worked at St. Andrew School in Charleston, SC for several years. Sara was also known for her ironing skills.
She was preceded in death by her husband William Clifton Edwards, one daughter, Stacy Lynn Jenkins, two sons, Guy Marcus Jenkins and Richard Dean Jenkins all of Walterboro, SC; four sisters, Alethea Jenkins, Francena Love, Eva Davis all of Walterboro, SC. and Louise Jenkins of Harrisburg, PA; one brother, James Jenkins of Walterboro, SC.
Sara leaves to cherish her fond memories to her beloved daughters: Bernie L. Kennedy of Walterboro, SC., Ernestine Jenkins (Hawaii), Cathy (James) Mack of Columbia, SC and Dorothy (Nathan) White of Walterboro, SC; Her sons, James Jenkins of Walterboro, SC, Terry L. (Gina) Jenkins, of Charleston, SC and Joe (George Mae) Louis of Orangeburg, SC; two sisters, Elizabeth Bullett of Huntingdon, PA and Anna Smith of Walterboro, SC, two daughters-in-law, Gloria Jenkins of Walterboro, SC and Gladys Jenkins of Florence, SC; two adopted daughters, Doris Hicks of Columbia, SC and Elaine Fields of Walterboro, SC and one special god child Gloria Johnson of Cottageville, SC. A host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. To know her was to love her.