Connie Lee Jenkins

January 28, 1950 ~ August 16, 2008

Connie L. Jenkins, 58, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 16, 2008 after a heroic battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends. A Johnson City native, he had lived in Piney Flats since the mid-seventies. He was the only child of the late Leona Jenkins. Connie was a member of Piney Flats First Baptist Church. He loved music and at one time enjoyed singing in the church choir. He was a member of M. M. Martin Masonic Lodge # 547. Until the time of his disability, he had been employed at Sheffield Auto Mart for many years. Prior to that he owned and operated Connie's Direct Wholesale in Jonesborough. Connie is survived by his loving wife of thirty-eight years, Judy N. Jenkins, of the home; three children, Jack Jenkins and his wife Allison of Piney Flats, Rick Jenkins and his wife Tami of Jonesborough, and Angela Barnett of Johnson City; four grandchildren, Jake Barnett, Jessee Jenkins, Page Barnett, and Courtlin Jenkins; and a great grandson, L.J. Jeter. Three aunts and several cousins including a special cousin, Carolyn Oaks of Johnson City, and a host of friends also survive. The family of Connie Jenkins would like to extend a very special thank you to their friend, Nancy Feathers as well as Adventa Hospice of Elizabethton for the special care and support they gave to Connie during his illness. A celebration of Connie Jenkins' life will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 8:00 pm from the South Chapel of Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Dr. Allen Davis, Rev. Gary Thacker and Rev. Randy Gillam will officiate. Internment will be held at Roselawn Memory Gardens at 10:00 am on Wednesday. The family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 9:30 am Wednesday and proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Sheffield, Brownie Sheffield, Kevin Sheffield, Carl Briggs, Jerry Hubbard, Phil Gentry, Gene Oaks, Larry Arnold, and Eddie Chandler. The Classic Car Group, Randal Justice, and the Euel Goodman Sunday School class will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday.For those who would like to make a memorial contribution, Connie's favorite charities were Piney Flats First Baptist Church, 100 Cherrry Street, Piney Flats, TN 37686 and Adventa Hospice Services, 684 Hwy 91, Elizabethton, TN 37686. {0} {0}

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Judy, I am so sorry for your loss, & may just having your precious memories of Connie, help you cope with his passing. Its hard to see someone you love suffer but now we know Connie is at peace. My thoughts & prayers are with you & his children & grandchildren. Love, Kathy

  2. Anonymous says:

    Judy, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, now and in the days to come. We’re trusting God’s amazing power to strengthen you and comfort you as only He can. Hold to precious memories and the assurance that we’ll see Connie again in that wonderful home in Heaven. Much love and prayers, Lonnie, Kathy , Josh and Austin

  3. Anonymous says:

    May the precious memories of Connie keep him close to you in spirit & thought and always in your heart. With loving sympathy to Judy and all the family.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Judy and family, I am sorry to hear about your loss. I know things have been difficult for quite a while. He is at peace now and not suffering. You are in my Prayers and thoughts. May God Bless you and help you through this time. Sincerely, Mary Dawn Buzzell

  5. Anonymous says:

    Judy and Family: I worked with Connie at Griffith Motors for several years and all though I hadn’t seen him lately, I have been keeping up with him through my parents, George and Shirley Williams. Connie was always a gentleman and great coworker and friend. All of you have been in my prayers and I will continue to pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort you as only He can through this difficult period. We rejoice for Connie whose battle is won but we know he will be greatly missed. Blessings, Julia Williams Kodak

  6. Anonymous says:

    Dear Judy and family , So sorry to hear about Connie. Hadn’t heard of his sickness. Just want you to know that we have you all in our thoughts and prayers.May God’s comfort be with you in the comming weeks. Love in Christ, Betty and Jerry Stevens

  7. Anonymous says:

    Dear Judy and Family, I just wanted to let you know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Connie was an extrordinary man- I have never encountered anyone as gracious in his suffering. I so wished I could have known him before I came to know him through hospice. You all are precious and I am sorry for your loss. I could not come to the service tonight- but I am thinking of you often. I came to love all of you in the short time we were given. Take care and lean on the Lord. Christie Pohto, RN Adventa Hospice

  8. Anonymous says:

    I considered Connie a good friend we spent many hours solving Johnson City and world problems together at Sheffield Auto Mart. That is where I came to know Connie and found him to be a genuine person in every respect. We would talk about what used to go on around town since we were both the same age we had a lot of good memories. The Sheffields have been friends of mine for over 30 years and Connie was part of their extended family and will be missed by everyone especially the guys that come by just to find out what is going on around town. I will miss him dearly. May the Lord Bless You. Kyle

  9. Anonymous says:

    Jenkins family, We wanted to let you know that we had been praying for Connie for some time at church. My father is a cancer patient and I know how difficult times can be. I pray every night that a cure will be found. Please know that we are continuing to pray for your family during this time of need. It was always good to look up and see Connie at church. God Bless You All. The Smiths

  10. Anonymous says:

    Judy, and family, I was very sorry to hear about Connie. We have lost touch over the years, but we are still Burlington Family. Please know that I will keep your family in my prayers at this time. Gail

  11. Anonymous says:

    Ricky sorry to here about your dad, if there is any thing we can do fill free to contact us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, we will keep you in our prayers. Dawn told me to tell you that she loves the 99 cavalier she bought from your dad. love you all.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Judy, We are so sorry about your loss. We said a prayer every night before we went to bed for Connie. Now he’s in a better place, and we will soon be reunited with him. We think the world of you both, and want you to know if you need anything at all, don’t hesitate to call. We love you, Vicki, Christopher, and Allison Spears

  13. Anonymous says:

    We attend church at Doe River Baptist. Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss of Connie. We are friends of the Murphy’s and the Bare’s, and know what a wonderful man he must have been. Please know that you are in our Thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time. Mike & Sherry Slagle

  14. Anonymous says:

    Judy, My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I know you both have had a rough battle together. He is at peace now and not suffering. May God Bless You… Love, Gina Johnson

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