Centenarian Remembered For Kindness, Sweetness And Being A Perfect Lady
ALACHUA COUNTY - Her family called her an angel on earth.
After 107 years on this earth, Laura Jenkins -- also known by her family as the oldest resident in Alachua County -- passed away on July 17.
Loved ones gathered on Friday to honor and celebrate a woman they called loving, kind, quiet ... and the perfect lady.
While those who gathered at Greater Liberty Hill Church wiped away their tears, there were also bursts of laughter as they talked about how she always had to have her hair done just right; how she sat on a pillow when she drove her car, and how in her 70s she went back to receive her high school diploma.
"I'll miss mostly her calmness," grandson Larry Jenkins said. "Her goodness, her calmness; how sweet she was and how patient she was. She tried to teach me patience more than anything. Not that I got it, but she did try to teach it to me."
"I'll just miss her. I'll miss her as my grandmother," he said.
Jenkins leaves behind eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was laid to rest at Liberty Hill Cemetery.
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