Thelma Sue Chapman was born in Cartersville. Her parents were Arnie Stewart Chapman, George Chapman and Edward Jackson.
"Sue" was blessed to have a sister, Nell, and a little brother, Johnny. She was married to the late Rev. John Henry Jenkins. They had five children: Sarah Nell, Janice Starr, John Daniel, Michael Anthony and Terri Gaye.
Terri went to heaven on Aug. 15, 2005. Sue's sister, Nell McEver, met her in heaven. Sueann is also in heaven with her "Mamaw Sue." She was blessed with 11 grandchildren: Sarah's children are Heather Danyelle Teague, Holly Rochelle Perkins, Haven Noelle Williams and Nathanael Paul Heath Jenkins-Teague; Jan's children are Tara Swindall and Roger Jarboe; and Danny's children are Sueann Jenkins and Sandy Chasm. Mickey's children are Shane, Tiffany and Bonnie.
She also has 22 great-grandchildren: Holly and Jason have Remington and Claudia. Haven and Todd have Dane, Drenin and Dawson. Shane and Amanda have two boys, Austin and Matthew. Tiffany and Chris have two boys, Logan and Christopher. Bonnie and Jeff have three children, Tyler, Madison and Courtney. Sueann has one daughter, Charity. Sandy and Jason have three children: Paige, Dylan and Tyler. Tara and J.D. have three children: David, Reagan and Rylie. Roger and Anja have two boys, Roger and Riley. The late Clyde and Nell McEver have two daughters, Susan Barfield and Paige Davis. Susan and Jimmy have one daughter, Kaylie. Rodney and Paige have one son, Gabe. Sue's brother, Johnny and Jane have three children: Blake, Curt and Lori. Blake has one daughter, Ashley. Curt and Sarah have a daughter, Miley, and Lori and James have three children, T.J., Stephanie and James Paul.
She left this world with a smile on her face. Services will be held at Owen Funeral Home in Cartersville April 24 at 3 p.m. Viewing at noon and burial at Floyd Creek Baptist Church in Stilesboro. Rev. Earl Smith will be honoring Thelma Sue Jenkins' life.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to sign the online register book and post tributes.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, has charge of the funeral arrangements.