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Obituary of Ella Mae Jenkins

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Ella Mae Jenkins, of Cortland passed away on August 3rd, 2023, in the company of loved ones. She was born December 16th, in Charleston, SC, the daughter of the late Arthur and Ella Jenkins.


Ella was raised in Manhattan then Summit, New York prior to relocating to Cortland. She enjoyed her time in Cortland spending it with her best friends and family.

She is survived by her daughter Ashley Jenkins. Her brothers and sisters, Jack and Vickie Robinson, Jaqueline Carroll, Robert, Mollie, Coral Lee, and Malcolm Jenkins. One niece and a host of nephews. Also, her second family Mary Okaru, Carol Hill, Alfie Okaru and their families.

She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters Leroy, Alicia Jenkins, and Lydia Pracher.

A memorial service will be held Monday, August 14th, at 3 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY, 13045 To offer online condolences or “Live Stream” the services visit www.wright-beard.com, and view Ella’s obituary. The “Live Stream’ tab is located in the selection bar above the obituary

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