Ronnie Theresa Jenkins
November 22, 1951 - February 10, 2022
Ronnie Theresa Jenkins, age 70, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2022.
Born in Wilmington on November 22, 1951, she was a daughter of the late William Norman Jenkins and Elva Marie (Brannon) Beatson. Ronnie was a 1969 graduate of Conrad High School and proudly served her country in the Air Force Reserve. She made her career as an assembler for General Motors at the Boxwood Road Plant and later worked as a school bus driver for the State of Delaware. Ronnie was an animal lover and motorcycle enthusiast and in her leisure time, enjoyed vegetable gardening.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Rick Jenkins. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Robert P. Jones; daughters, Theresa Alferes and Kimberly Alferes; siblings, Billy Jenkins, Ward Jenkins, Elva Shipkowski, Patrick Jenkins, Tommy Beatson and Mary Young; best friend, Diane Brocklesby; sisters-in-law, Patricia Krim and Kathy Meyers; 4 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ronnie’s name to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.
4 Condolences for Ronnie Theresa Jenkins
I’m gonna miss my beautiful cousin Ronnie I will always remember the Fun times we had growing up & would visit our Grandparents when we also were visiting. Gonna Remember hanging out at our Grandparents house with Ronnie & Her brothers & sister. I have not Seen Ronnie in over 20 years but we still kept in touch every once in awhile. Your At Peace Now my beautiful cousin your with your mom, dad, brother,nephews, & our Grandparents. R.I.P. TILL WE MEET AGAIN CUZ U WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART ❤️ LOVE U & WILL MISS U DEARLY…
Patricia “Patsy” Brannon Carl
Ronnie, I will miss your late night phone calls and how we would remember the crazy times down the beach at mommom’s trailer. We didn’t talk often but when we did it was like we saw each other yesterday. You had a rough life but always tried to keep your family together. And now you are with them all. I know Rick had his arms outstretched waiting to give you a big hug. And mommom will be there too! And so will my sister, Joyce! And Aunt Winnie and Uncle Dave. You will all be together in our Lord’s house. God bless you cousin . Love, RIP
Patsy Brannon Carl 🇺🇸
My beloved friend and cousin. I am so very happy you are out of pain. I’m glad we had some time to talk before you started your journey. I love you so very much my adorable family member, sincerely, Marie
My best memory of my aunt Ronnie was when I was very young, maybe 10 or 12 years old and she came to our apartment to visit with my mother, her cousin, before moving to Massachusetts with her husband. This was in the time of women’s liberation, Billie Jean King winning against Bobby Riggs, Gloria Steinem, the TV show Maude, the TV show Alice/Mel’s diner, and songs like I am woman by Helen Reddy. It was the time of women breaking free from the kitchen out into the world personally and professionally. Aunt Ronnie rode through the parking lot on a motorcycle and parked in front of our apartment. With her long legs, beautiful blue eyes that had a mischievous spark, and a sly smile…she walked up the sidewalk, she was my hero, I loved hearing her stories and just the way she carried herself intrigued me. For this little girl I suddenly realized I didn’t need to get married young or married at all, I could ride a motorcycle if I wanted even though I was a women, and I didn’t have to stay in Delaware, I could leave the state. It was a pivotal moment for me and she will forever be in my heart as the one that opened my minds door to what i could do or be. I always loved her smile, her laugh, and those eyes. May she Rest In Peace