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Ms. Alberta Jenkins Barksdale

Obituary for Ms. Alberta Jenkins Barksdale

January 26, 1920 - December 21, 2018
Marianna, Florida | Age 98


Ms. Alberta Barksdale age 98 of Marianna, Florida passed away Friday, December 21st at the Signature Health Care at the Courtyard in Marianna, Florida.
Life began for Alberta Jenkins Barksdale on January 26, 1920 in Grand Ridge, Florida to the late Pledge and Rose Spencer Jenkins. She received Jesus Christ as her personal savior and was baptized at an early age. She began her Christian journey at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church but relocated to Jacksonville, Florida. She then became an active member of Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church where she served until having to return to Marianna, Florida due to illness.
At the age of 18, she was joined in holy matrimony to Charlie Foster. She remained his devoted wife until his death in 1966. Love found her again when she met and married Bennie Milton Barksdale, Sr. After a long loving relationship, he also preceded her in death.
She spent her days working for the Duval County School Board in Jacksonville, Florida until her retirement many years ago.
She was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Bertha and eleven siblings.
She leaves to cherish her memories eight nieces and four nephews: Lizzie Harvey, caretaker of Tallahassee, FL; Carrie Godwin of Marianna, FL; Clara Way of Opa Locka, FL; Sharon Jenkins of Sneads, FL; Karen Jenkins Howard (Eddie) and Tonya Jenkins of Bronx, NY; Clara Houston of Alachua, FL; Jeanette Muse of Panama City, FL; Reverend William Harvey, Deacon Thomas Harvey (Inez) and Lynwood Bruce Garrett all of Marianna, FL; Joe Lewis Jenkins of Alachua, FL. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and cousins spanning five generations.

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The family of Sister Albert Jenkins Barksdale expresses our heartfelt gratitude. We are grateful to our friends for all kind expressions that you have shown to us during these darks hours. May God forever bless you is our prayer!

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