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Terrell Broady Funeral Home
Monday September 19th, 2022
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Williamson Chapel Christian Methodist Church
Tuesday September 20th, 2022

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Williamson Chapel Christian Methodist Church
Tuesday September 20th, 2022

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Jackie Odell Jenkins

Jackie Odell Jenkins, 84 of Nashville, Tennessee passed away peacefully on September 15, 2022, at his home. Born January 21, 1938, in Wilson County, he was the middle child of the late Clarence and Frances Christine Jenkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jesse Wardell Jenkins. Jackie professed a belief in Christ at an early age at Williamson Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church where he served faithfully.

He attended Wilson County High School in Lebanon, Tennessee, and graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He completed training and served in the Reserve for the Department of the Army where he received an honorable discharge for Honest and Faithful Service.

He married Carlene Corder, October 14, 1969, and to this union, two children were born: Don Odell and Danah Marie.

Jackie was employed with The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency as Assistant  Director of Operations for many years. He retired in 2006. After retirement he enjoyed working within the church especially singing in the adult choir and male chorus. To keep fit he enjoyed walking in the neighborhood with Brody. He also spent time managing rental property and attending and watching Titan Football.

Some lives disappoint us, some impressions of character have to be revised in later years, but the impression that was formed by Jackie throughout his community remained unchanged to the end of his life. His smile will always be remembered because it was with him to the end. He was devoted to God, his family and his church where he served faithfully until failing health.

Jackie was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and brother-in-law who loved unconditionally. With his death, there are memories that will stir the heart of friends who knew him and family members who loved him dearly. He will certainly be missed.

He is survived by a loving and devoted family; wife, Carlene Corder Jenkins; children, Don Odell(Shannon) Jenkins, and Danah Marie Jenkins; sister,  Juanita Polite;  grandchildren, Briley M. Jenkins, Bryson A. Jenkins and their mother, Undrea Burchett, Travis, Trevon, James and Tyreek; four nieces, Mary Frances Polite, Tracy Lynn(Eric) Johnson, Deborah Oldham and Melody Wainwright; two nephews, James B.(Gloria) Polite, II and Dale Wainwright; godchildren, Julia Herod and Eboni Polite; numerous great nieces and nephews;  two uncles, Rev. Curtis Bender and Cecil Bender; two aunts, Lovie Jenkins and Jane Bender; loving cousins, Harrisons, Benders and Jenkins; devoted in-laws; other cousins and friends.

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A candle was lit in memory of Jackie Jenkins

Tina Clemmons Sep 27 2022 11:01 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jackie Jenkins

Denise Hagewood, may you rest in eternity. Sep 21 2022 2:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jackie Jenkins

Sheila V. Grant Sep 20 2022 9:02 AM

Ms Jaunita, Mary Polite & Family:

May GOD grant your family Peace ☮️ and Comfort in your time of bereavement.

We love ❤️ you all dearly, The Fleming Family formerly of McMillin Street-Nashville, TN

Cassandra Fleming Armstrong Sep 20 2022 8:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jackie Jenkins

Cassandra Fleming Armstrong Sep 20 2022 8:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jackie Jenkins

Ada Williamson Taylor Sep 19 2022 12:29 PM

Mr. Jackie always greeted us with a smile and joy from the heart. The love shared by he and Mrs. Carlene was very inspiring. We love him but GOD love him more. Singing in the heavenly choir sing on.

Virginia Boyd Sep 19 2022 11:42 AM

To the family of "Jackie Jenkins" please accept our heartfelt condolences in your lost.

Richard & Bernice Giles Sep 18 2022 11:15 PM

"Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts."He was a " brother " to me….strong, kind, hospitable and good hearted. I will always remember his prayers of thanksgiving at family affairs. Rest In Peace, Jackie.

Elizabeth Corder Taylor Sep 18 2022 9:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jackie Jenkins

Beverly Page Ward Sep 18 2022 6:36 PM

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