Birdie Lee Jenkins, 85, of Benton, died July 10 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Mrs. Jenkins was a retired floor supervisor for Lanier Electronics and a member of the Hamlet Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late James Welch and the late Elizabeth (Chastain) Welch. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Llewellyn Henson; her second husband Omar Jenkins; one brother: Horace Welch; and three sisters: Hazel Cox, Willie Weeks, and Attis Gordon.
She is survived by one daughter: Teresa Derron of Osprey, Fla; one step son: Frank Henson of Paducah, one sister: Gladys Smith of North Carolina, and one grandchild.
Arrangements were handled by Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton. Rev. Jack Studie officiated. Interment was at Hamlet Cemetery, Benton.
The family ask memorial contributions be made to the Gideons International, Marshall County Camp, P.O. Box 206, Benton, KY 42025