Jennie M. Jenkins, 87, social worker

January 06, 2004

Jennie M. Jenkins, a retired social worker and official of Baltimore's old Community Action Agency, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 30 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Liberty Heights resident was 87.

Born Jennie Murphy in Baltimore, she was raised on Druid Hill Avenue and was a 1934 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She earned her undergraduate degree from what is now Morgan State University and a master's in social work from Howard University in Washington.

Mrs. Jenkins became a case supervisor for the city's Department of Public Welfare and later was director of volunteer services for the anti-poverty Community Action Agency. She retired in 1986.

A member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Urban League, she was also a longtime member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority and co-chairwoman of its Founder's Day and fund-raising committees.

Family members said Mrs. Jenkins enjoyed playing pinochle, traveling and reading.

Her husband, Robert Jenkins, died many years ago.A requiem Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. today at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 3121 Walbrook Ave., where she was a member.

She is survived by a cousin, Leonard Carter, godson Walter A. Day and caregivers Edith Smith and Pauline Simmons, all of Baltimore.

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