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Mary Lou (Hewitt) Jenkins

September 12, 1931 ~ February 21, 2018 (age 86)



Mary Lou Hewitt Jenkins, 86, died February 21, 2018 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House with her family by her side. She was born in Oak Park, Georgia; daughter of the late James and Mae Atkinson Hewitt, and was preceded in death by her husband Little Ben (L.B.) Jenkins, a son Archie Jenkins, a daughter Doris Wooten, and six sisters Juanita Hoffman, Louise Brown, Shirley Mayhew, Ruth Simmons, Bernice Dalton, and Doris Jones

She was a member of Craig Memorial Baptist Church in Stanley.

Survivors include two daughters Charlene Helms and husband Vester of Stanley, Glenda Click and husband Walter of High Shoals, a son Ricky Jenkins and wife Elizabeth of Stanley, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren

A graveside service conducted by Reverend Billy Dunigan will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday night.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28053.  Condolence messages for the family may be sent to



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