June 21, 1931 - July 14, 2019
Hagar “Thelma” Smith, daughter of the late Thomas and Lottie Mae Ashley Jenkins, was born on June 21, 1931 in Bristol, Georgia. Thelma was the second to the youngest of seven children. At the early age of 18, she left her hometown and moved to Camden, New Jersey where she lived for almost 70 years.
Thelma was united in holy matrimony to Colon S. (Smitty) Smith of Baltimore, Maryland in September of 1960 and spoke highly of nearly 38 years of marital bliss until his death in April of 1998. In this union, Thelma and Colon (Smitty) raised their only son, Curtis Jenkins, who also preceded her in death, and her sibling David Jenkins, Ruby Miller, Thomas Jenkins, Lottie Pickett, Robert Jenkins, and Ethel Moore.
Thelma enjoyed a vibrant life in New Jersey and was a member of Baptist Temple Church of Camden, NJ. For over 50 years, under the leadership of Reverend Cornell Williams. As a result of her kind and welcoming spirit, she was loved by many. Because of her declining health she returned to her home state of Georgia to live with her nephews and family in Savannah, where she lived out the rest of her life. She departed this life on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Hospice of Savannah.
Her beautiful life, strong personality and love of laughter will forever be cherished in the lives of a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
July 19, 2019
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Harrington Family Chapel
1100 Ossie Davis Pkwy
July 20, 2019
3590 Highway 32
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