Vera Mae Chriscoe Jenkins

November 28, 2021

Vera Mae Chriscoe Jenkins passed away Sunday, November 28th, 2021 at the age of 94, in the presence of her loved ones. 

She was born November 7th, 1927, in Marston, North Carolina to the late Walter and Laura Rose Chriscoe. Vera was the third of seven children, and the oldest daughter. As well as her parents, her brother Broadus Chriscoe and his wife Clara Belle, her brother Colwell Chriscoe and his wife Geraldine, her brother John Wesley Chriscoe, and her brother-in-law Lowell Whatley have all preceded her in death. 

Vera graduated from Seagrove High School in 1944, where she was voted most likely to be in the FBI, and from Jones Business School, located in Highpoint, in 1945. She met her late husband, Ivan Chester (Chet) Jenkins Sr in 1953, whom she loved profoundly, and together they raised three children. Vera lived in Tucker, Georgia from 1969 to 2014, where she was a faithful attendant of the 1st Baptist Church of Tucker. In 2014 she returned to North Carolina, where she settled in Asheboro to be close to her family and attended services at New Hope United Methodist Church whenever able. She was an incredibly special woman who displayed a rare strength of character. Vera valued family deeply, and loved powerfully. Independent and vibrant, she touched many, whether through teaching Sunday School or fostering children. She enjoyed reading her Bible, sewing, embroidery, gardening and singing hymns. Her faith was steadfast and inspiring to those around her. She’ll be remembered for her courage, her backbone, and her wonderful laugh.

Vera is survived by her two sisters, Kathleen Whatley and Julia Ann Chriscoe Marsh, both of Asheboro, NC and her brother Bobby Neal Chriscoe and his wife Mona Rae of Erect, NC; Vera’s children son Ivan Chester Jenkins and his wife Jerri of Tucker, GA; her daughter Sharon Rose Jenkins Brosseau and her husband Daniel of Plymouth, MA with their children Yobhel Brosseau and his wife Shua, Basemath Forehand and her husband Ayil, Ben Brosseau and his wife Courtney, Ozziel Brosseau and his wife Huldah, and their youngest Anah Brosseau; as well as Vera’s daughter Vicki Jenkins Eaton and her daughter Zoë Vera Mia Eaton both of of Asheboro, NC. She is also survived by her 10 great-grandchildren and numerous wonderful nieces and nephews. 

A special thanks to her incredible caregivers, Eve Fenberg and Cheryl Gonzalez, as well as Regional Consolidated Services and Hospice of Randolph, for their genuine kindness and dedication to providing her the very best quality of care and life. 

There will be a visitation for family and friends at 5:00-8:00 pm on December 3, 2021 at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro. A graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Richard Routh on December 4, 2021 at Union Grove Baptist Church, in Seagrove, NC beginning at 2:00 pm. 

Memorials can be made to Regional Consolidated Services, a non-profit organization who specializes in providing needed human services to the community and residents in six surrounding counties.  They are located at 109 N Main St, Randleman, NC 27317. They can be contacted through their telephone number, (336) 629-5141, or their website  

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Friday, December 3, 2021

5:00 - 8:00pm

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

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Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

7912 Union Grove Church Rd, Seagrove, NC 27341

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