Connie Charisse Jenkins, 57, died Saturday, July 11, 2020, at her home.

She was born in Benton on Dec. 28, 1962. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. Her career started out after high school at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, then she accepted a position as manager of Diablo Contractors Inc. in Danville, California. She later worked as project manager for Torres Martinez Desert Cahulla lndians. She will forever be remembered for her quick wit and her heart full of compassion and empathy.

Jenkins is survived by an aunt, Jan Richard Miller of Eddyville; seven siblings, Willie C. Jenkins Jr. of Fredonia, Deborah Brandt of Danville, California, Jacquetta DeMasseo of Eddyville, Penny Colyn of Peoria, Arizona, Janet Jenkins of Princeton, Leon Doom of Florida, Richard Doom of Suwanee, and Nicole Trautmann of Spokane, Washington; and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred Lois Haney and Willie Cleston Jenkin Sr.