Dorothy Ann “Dot” Jenkins was born on September 12, 1958 in Sumter. She was the 2nd child of the late Elijah “Chute” and Susie Wactor Jenkins. Dorothy departed this life on July 21, 2022 after a brief illness. Dot moved to Washington, DC at a young age. She was educated in DC Public Schools. After graduating at age 16 from Dunbar High School, she went on to pursue an undergraduate education at Hampton University in Hampton, VA. Dot later transferred to the University of the District of Columbia where she received her bachelor’s degree. Dot was employed at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church for many years, which is well-known in the metropolitan area. She was very passionate about their battered women program. She enjoyed putting smiles on the women faces and building great relationships with them. She retired from the Department of Homeland Security and soon relocated to Sumter, where she remained until her death. Dot had a giving and caring spirit and opened her home to many over the years. She had a heart of gold, always willing to help anyone in need. You knew when you were working Dot's last nerve. Her pet peeve was "Hello and can good bye help you!" Dot believed in having a good time wherever she went. She loved dancing and being the life of the party. We called her “paarty gurl” (pronounced with a Jamaican twist). Dot definitely enjoyed her life to the fullest. Precious memories will be cherished by: two daughters, Kevara Jenkins (Jason) and Kuajuanna (Donte’) Jones; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two goddaughters; three sisters, Katie (James) Mahoney, Sandra Ellis and Elizabeth (Derek) Monroe; two brothers, Elijah Jr. and Stanley (Cecelia) Jenkins, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In accordance with the COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by relatives and friends during visitation at the home of her sister from 4:00 – 8:00 p. m, 4545 Cotton Acres Road, Sumter. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 2738 Woodrow Road, Woodrow, with the Rev. Dr. R. L. Brown, pastor, Eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m. for viewing until time of services. The procession will leave the home at 1:20 p. m.
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