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Willie Faye Jenkins

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Willie Faye Jenkins

The Son of God has called one of his daughters home. Willie Faye Hayes Jenkins entered into eternal rest on May 12, 2021, in San Leandro, Calif.

Faye was a playwright and poet who used her gifts to uplift the Kingdom and tell the story of God’s love and grace thru her productions, which focused on ordinary people facing uphill struggles and setbacks.

Some of her more notable plays include A Robbery on Sunday Morning and A Stranger in the City.

She authored her first book, Running Out of Time.

W. Faye Jenkins was married for 35 years to Leon Jenkins, Sr. To this union, two children were born, Leon Costello Jenkins and Crashander Thedoria Jenkins-Bennett.

Immediate family members who will miss her love and smiling face are her son Leon of San Leandro, Calif.; her daughter, Crashander “Sandy” of Tracy, Calif.; 3 grandchildren, Amanda Victoria Jenkins-Brown (Nathan) of Merced, Calif.; Alexis DeShay Bennett and Camerin Ivory James Bennett of Tracy, Calif.; one great-granddaughter, Sanaeya Dystaeni Martinez Brown of Merced, Calif.; three sisters, Bobbie Ball of LaMarque, Texas, Shirley Lewis of Grambling, Angela Woods of Downsville; three brothers, Bobby Woods of Oakland, Johnny Woods of Downsville, and Artis Wilson (Barbara) of Monroe; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, and friends who will continue to cherish and celebrate her memory.

Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Lanes Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery 4511 Hwy. 151 in Downsville.

Services are entrusted to Paradise Funeral Home, 3201 Martin Luther King Drive, in Arcadia.