Homegoing Celebration in Loving Memory of Betty S. Jenkins, Sunrise-Sunset, 1950-2019

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BETTY S. JENKINS
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-------- 1950 - 2019 ------
DAUGHTER SISTER WIFE MOTHER GRANDMOTHER FRIEND
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Betty Lou Stone was born on August 20, 1950, to the late James
Profit Stone, Sr. and Mattie Lee Harris Stone on her grandfather's
farm in northern Burke County. She entered into rest at
University Hospital in Augusta, GA on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
Betty began school in Keysville, GA at Palmer Elementary. She
continued her primary and secondary education at Waynesboro
High and Industrial School, which later was renamed Blakeney
Elementary and High School. Betty participated in numerous
school activities, which included singing in the school choir,
working in the school office, and the Honors Society. Her love
for cooking was nurtured by her mother as they cooked together
often. She was very talented from a young age in visual and
performing arts. Betty accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized when she was
10 years old by Rev. A. T. Singleton at Second Antioch Baptist Church in Keysville, GA. This is where
she began her long tenure as an usher and dedicated servant of the Lord. She graduated from high
school in 1969 as an Honors Student.
After completing high school, she attended Augusta College for two years. During her freshman
year, Betty participated in a protest with other Black students
demanding equality on campus by marching onto the basketball gym floor during a game. Since
Augusta College did not allow Black fraternities and sororities to found chapters on the campus
during her time, she joined a social club started by the black women students. These ladies choose
salmon pink and navy blue as their colors of distinction. The members of this social club later
founded the Mu Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated at Augusta College
after Betty left school. On August 2, 1971, Betty and Clifford Franklin Robinson, Sr. united in
marriage. To this union, three sons were born.
Betty went to college to study pediatric nursing, so she worked several years for both a doctor's
office and a pharmacy. Yet, in 1973 God led her to her life's calling. She began working for the
Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System as a librarian. She worked several years at the
main branch downtown and at the Wallace Branch off of Laney Walker Blvd. until she transferred to
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Appleby Branch Library where she worked until retirement. Working at the library brought Betty
so much joy! She loved telling stories to children during story time at the library and at local
elementary schools. She enjoyed preparing arts and crafts for the weekly craft workshops. Betty
found joy in representing the library at the Arts in the Heart Festival each Fall. Most of all, she
loved greeting patrons with her warm smile and helping them find whatever they need. Betty
shared her love for reading with thousands of people throughout her career and received various
accolades for her dedicated service.
In the mid-80's, Betty began singing in the Franklin Covenant Gospel Choir. She served as the
secretary of the choir for many years. On February 26, 1995, Betty and Robert Jenkins, Sr.
married. To this union, one daughter was born. After forty years, Betty retired from the
Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.
Her loving parents James Profit Stone, Sr. and Mattie Lee Harris Stone as well as her older
brother James Profit Stone, Jr, preceded Betty in death. Betty leaves to cherish her memories:
her husband of twenty-four years, Robert Jenkins, Sr. of Burke County, GA; four loving and
devoted children, Sgt. First Class Gregory F. Robinson (wife Monica) of Fayetteville, NC, Clifford
F. Robinson, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Staff Sgt. Joel J. Robinson of Fort Lee, VA and Gina A. S. Robinson
of Chicago, IL; eleven step-children, Robert Lee Rogers (wife Lizzie), Delois Netter (husband
Scottie), Robert Jenkins, Jr. (wife Tina), Dwight Riles, Andrew Jenkins (wife Valerie), Debra
Barner (husband Reginal), Vertez Howard (wife Delilah), Bobbie Jean Smith (husband Richard),
LaTrina Jenkins, Alicia Frazier (husband Kenny) all of the Augusta area and Dianne Johnson
(husband David) of Charlotte, NC; one dear sister, Catherine S. Denmark of Burke County, GA;
one special brother, James Stokes of Philadelphia, PA; sister-n-laws: Carrie Gaylord of Augusta,
GA and Carrie Goins of Atlanta, GA; three nephews, Reginald Stone (wife Kelle) of Hephzibah,
GA, James Profit Stone, III (wife Stephanie) of Augusta, GA, and Vernon Ralph Denmark, Jr. (wife
LaDonna) of Covington, GA; three granddaughters, Rashida Danica Robinson, Arianna Tamekia
Robinson, and Makyah Niesha Robinson of Fayetteville, NC; many step-grandchildren, twelve
great nieces and nephews; many first and second cousins, including a special first cousin Mrs.
Carrie Mae Williams, and countless friends including two best friends Mrs. Bernice Brown and
Mrs. Kathy Crosson. Betty's presence, essence, spirit and smile will be missed, but her legacy
lives on through all of us.
Family Processional/ Selection
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Combined Choir
Prayer
Rev. Howard Harden
Old Testament
Rev. Berry Rogers
New Testament
Rev. Giselle Strowbridge
Selection
Combined Choir
Reflections (Please limit your reflection to two minutes)
Friend (Class of 1969)
Co-Worker (Appleby Branch Library)
Society Membery (YCUA Society #1)
Usher (Second Antioch Baptisit Church)
Solo "The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow"
Mrs. Bernice Brown
Mrs. Kathy Crosson
Mr. Nebraska Robertson
Mrs. Rosa Lee Rosier
Mrs. Loretta Campbell Beal
Reflections
Step-Son
Sister
Daughter
Family Acknowledgements
Mr. Andrew Jenkins
Mrs. Catherine S. Denmark
Miss Gina A. S. Robinson
Mr. Clifford F. Robinson, Jr.
Sgt. First Class Gregory F. Robinson
Solo "I'm Free'
Min. Patrick Outler
Eulogy
Rev. Felix Bussey
Recessional "Someday We'll All Be Free"
Donny Hathaway
Internment
Franklin Covenant Baptist Church
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You are welcome to greet the immediate family in the church annex to
express your condolences. There will be no repass.
Pallbearers
Reginald Stone
James Profit Stone, III
Vernon Ralph Denmark, Jr.
Sgt. First Class Gregory F. Robinson
Clifford F. Robinson, Jr.
Staff Sgt. Joel J. Robinson
FJonorary Pallbearers
Robert Lee Rogers Dwight Riles
Robert Jenkins, Jr. Andrew Jenkins
Vertez FJoward

The family would like to thank everyone for the love and light you have
shared with us. Your visits, phone calls, flowers, thoughts and prayers have
been a tremendous source of support for us during our time of bereavement.
May God continue to bless each of you!
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So he put
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Thursday, August 1, 2019
2:00 pm
Franklin Covenant Baptist Church
4800 Franklin Covenant Rd,
Hephzibah, GA 30815

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