Sis. Alberta Jenkins Barksdale age 98 of Marinna, Florida formerly of Jacksonville, FL
Passed away Friday December 21, 2018 at the Signature Healthcare at the Courtyard in Marianna, FL. Funeral services be held 11a.m. Saturday December 29th at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church located 6704 Reddoch Road Grand Ridge, FL with the Rev. Randy McMillan (Pastor), Rev. William Harvey Eulogist and Rev. David Cobb officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with Mckinnie Funeral Home of Campbellton, FL directing.
Sis. Barksdale will lie in state at the church one prior to the service on Saturday.
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 career 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.