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Kimberly Windham Jenkins

October 6, 1962 — May 2, 2023

Nevada

Kimberly Celene Windham Jenkins was born on October 6, 1962, in Jacksonville, FL and sadly passed away on May 2, 2023 in Reno, Nevada. She lived most of her life in Effingham County, GA until she moved to Reno in 2012. Kim fought a long hard battle with kidney disease.

Kim was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey James Windham and Marcy Celene (Newton) Windham; grandparents, Melvin Colon Newton and Threze Wasdin Newton; and uncle, W.A. "Buddy" Newton.

Survivors include: her sons, Paul Wade Jenkins II, his wife, Brea, and Kim's granddaughter, Wendellynn Marcy Jenkins of Silver Springs, NV, and Madison Charles Jenkins of Rincon, GA; her sons' father, Paul W. Jenkins of Guyton, GA; siblings, Kevin H. Windham and his wife, Debra of Palatka, FL, and Sheila J. Windham and her husband, Thomas J. Folmar of Guyton, GA; nephews, Zeke H. Rahn and his wife, Allie and daughter, Hollynn of Clyo, GA, and Nickolas K. Windham of Bloulder, CO; and numerous cousins.

Kim graduated from Effingham County High School in 1980. She was an avid participant in chorus and was a member of the elite Women's Choir. Kim had an amazing vocal range and was considered a coloratura. Kim loved to sing and took any available opportunity to share her gift with others.

Kim's father was in the military and her family traveled around the US. After his retirement, he took a job in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where they continued to travel across the Middle East, Europe, and the Mediterranean countries. Kim returned to Effingham County when her mother became terminally ill with cancer.

Kim made a life for herself working first for Savannah Communications, and then for the Effingham County Board of Education when she wanted to spend more time with her sons. During her BOE career she was a bus driver and substitute teacher. Kim especially enjoyed driving for sporting events, and during that time she drove the county wrestling team to the state championship, which they won, and presented her with her very own championship ring. Kim also competed in the bus rodeo numerous times and even represented Effingham at the state level in the finals. When she moved to Reno, NV in 2012 she continued her love for transportation work by working for RTC (Keolis) as a driver and dispatcher.

In addition to singing, Kim enjoyed being outdoors camping, fishing, boating, sports, creating crafts and numerous others. She especially enjoyed racing in the Queen Bee division at Oglethorpe Speedway Park for many years, as this became a much-loved family activity.

Kim's Celebration of Life will commence at Zion Lutheran Church at 121 Noel C Conaway Road, Guyton, GA at 11am on Saturday April 6th, 2024. Her ashes will be buried in the family plot. All are welcome to attend and share in the joy of Kim's life.

Flowers can be sent to Zion Lutheran Church and remembrances may be sent to Paul W. Jenkins at 647 Zittrouer Road, Guyton GA 31312.

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