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Bobbie Faye Atkins Jennings

Published 11:23am Monday, April 8, 2013

April 6, 2013

Funeral for Bobbie Faye Atkins Jennings, 82, of Priceville will be Mon., April 8, at noon, at Somerville Church of God with the Rev. Pearl Jenkins officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Burial will in Decatur City Cemetery.

Mrs. Jennings died Sat., April 6, 2013, at NHC Facility in Moulton. She was born Sept. 1, 1930 in Morgan County to Robert “Bob” Atkins and Betty Elizabeth Williams Atkins. She attended Priceville High School and graduated from Morgan County High School in May 1949. She worked for Alabama Hosiery Mill in Decatur for 7 years and then graduated from Anderson Business College. She later worked for Bell Telephone Co. in Charleston, S.C., and then for Mutual Life Insurance in Decatur. She later worked for the U.S. Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal from 1957 to 1986, when she retired with a medical disability. She received numerous awards for her service to the Army.

Mrs. Jennings traveled extensively and expressed much desire to visit Germany and Israel again. She did not have children of her own, but she loved her brothers and sisters children and grandchildren as her own. She was everybody’s “favorite” aunt. She believed it was God’s will for her to help others and she was faithful in doing this and serving her church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; the love of her life, husband James Willard Jennings; two sisters, Cora Ella Aldridge and husband Dwight and Dollie Shelton and husband Loyd; a brother, Lamar Atkins; a sister-in-law, Linda Atkins; and a nephew, Allan Shelton.

She is survived by three brothers, Charles Atkins of Priceville, J.W. Atkins and wife Hesta of Hartselle, J.C. Atkins and wife Shelby of Mount Hope; two sisters, Dianna Gurley and husband Joel of Somerville and Carl “Steve” Parsons of Hartselle; and many nieces, nephews, couisins and friends.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers the family the family request that memorial contributions be made to the Somerville Church of God Cemetery Fund or Hospice of the Valley.

The family is so thankful to Hospice of the Valley and NHC for its care and love for our sister while in their care.

 

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