Geraldine Jane Jenks

Age 79, of Lansing, MI, passed away November 28, 2018. She was born July 31, 1939, in Hastings, MI, to Floyd and Ada Hefflebower.

Geraldine loved people and talking with others. She enjoyed sewing and cooking, and was a longtime member of South Church of the Nazarene in Lansing.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Raymond; 3 children, David Lee Jenks, Charlene (Brian) DeKoninck, and Connie Yergin; 8 grandchildren, Waylon, Francesca, Jennifer, Tiffany, Justin, Brandon, Austin, and Samuel; 2 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jane Jenks; brother, Wayne; sisters, Lois and Evelyn; and mother and father-in-law, Clifford and Evelyn Jenks.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at South Church of the Nazarene, 401 W. Holmes Rd., Lansing. Her family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to The Missionary Society c/o South Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Geri Zolman
November 30, 2018 at 8:19 pm

So sorry to hear about your loss!! She was a wonderful person!! Prayers to your family!!

Darrell and Lois Hawley
November 30, 2018 at 9:53 pm

Jerrie was a fun loving friend and will be missed by all who knew her. We will miss the camping days with Ray and Jerrie. Prayers to Ray and family

Gerald and Melissa Langworthy
December 1, 2018 at 12:41 am

I’m so sad for Ray, Dave and the family.

Rachel Beach
December 1, 2018 at 9:57 am

She was always so kind and welcoming! I am so sorry for the grieving family. May God bless you with comfort, strength, and peace.

Pete & Rachel Beach

Bonnie Lay
December 2, 2018 at 10:56 am

Dear Family,

Hi, Bonnie L.Lay here, Sorry for your Loss,I grew up with her Daughter’s at South Church, And I just saw her A Couple of Weeks ago,At South church,

Sincerely your,

Bonnie L.Lay

Sandy Talcott
December 1, 2018 at 3:47 pm

So sorry for your loss. She will be missed by so many. Her laugh was contagious.

Elizabeth Guinn
December 2, 2018 at 12:18 am

I don’t even know what to say. She took care of me as a baby. My parents knew her longer than me. And then later in my life my parents, Rich and Lydia Ostrander and I reconnected when we realized we attended the same church. We shared many jokes, stories, laughter, and great memories in the kitchen at RCCN making rolls and more. You will be greatly missed my friend. By all of us. Prayers for you Ray and all your children and family. We love you. Please let us know if you need anything.

Belinda Morris Riddlebaugh
December 2, 2018 at 1:20 pm

So sorry for your loss! She was a very sweet and friendly lady!
Prayers of comfort for her family and friends.

Mark and Milly Fiedler
December 2, 2018 at 5:55 pm

We are shocked to read this. She and Ray were cousins, but we remember many good times together. Mark, especially, enjoyed a long trip with Wayne to Colorado a few years ago. Enjoyed Geri’s Facebook articles.And when we moved north we saw them all the time at Camp Meeting in Manton, and other District meetings. We will pray for her family.

Robert and Claire Milne
December 2, 2018 at 7:56 pm

We will always remember Gerrie’s wit. She could pull anybody’s leg with her “lateral thinking” jokes. We were treated to her wonderful cooking and, when times were tough, her motherly kindness. We sat together at Sparrow Hospital on Jane’s last day on this earth. Gerrie’s faith helped her weather any storm, and by example helped us to, as well. Gerrie is now in the glorious company of her Lord, and for that, in spite of our grief, we can rejoice.

Sherry Willadson
December 2, 2018 at 8:17 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I know the family from the Grand Ledge Church of the Nazarene, many years ago. Geri was a wonderful person, always cheerful and friendly. My prayers are with the family.

Tami Pollock
December 2, 2018 at 8:28 pm

Aunt Geri will be greatly missed!
She was kind, loving, and used her gifts to bless others. I remember the Raggedy Ann and Andy that she made for when I was little, I loved them even more because she had made them for me. At my wedding reception she took a rose from my bouquet home with her to try to start a rose bush for me. Her cooking was delicious too!
It’s a comfort to know that she is rejoicing in Heaven with Jesus, Jane Ann, my dad, and her parents who preceded her!
Sending my love and prayers to Uncle Ray and the rest of the Jenks family.

Charlene DeKoninck
December 5, 2018 at 7:18 am


Deanna Butlee
December 2, 2018 at 9:33 pm

So sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing her at Indian Lake.

Keith Hudson
December 2, 2018 at 10:27 pm

Ray we are saddened to hear that Jeri has passed way.

Jane Brenner
December 2, 2018 at 11:09 pm

I’m so sorry about your loss. I was special to see you both at church Sunday.

Sondra [Hefflebower] Gee
December 3, 2018 at 10:17 am

Aunt Gerri will be sorely missed. She was someone you could count on to be in your corner even when she didn’t agree with you. She was always up for a good joke or prank. If she knew I was coming for a visit she would make sure she made her special Mac and cheese for me with fresh rolls. She was ready to give her time and talents for her God. You will be missed Scooby Doo.

Russ and Ruth Payne
December 3, 2018 at 12:21 pm

We shall miss her bright smile. May the Lord comfort and keep you during these days of readjustment.

Pastor Russ and Ruth Payne

Trudy Willadson
December 4, 2018 at 11:31 am

My thoughts are with this sweet family. Geri was a kind soul and full of laughter, love, and support.

Charlene DeKoninck
December 5, 2018 at 7:22 am

Thank you

Joyce Fiedler Hamlin
December 5, 2018 at 10:48 am

Greetings and Prayers from your family in Florida. Sorry we can’t be there today but will continue to pray for all of you during this time.. Jerry’s cousin, Joyce Fiedler Hamlin and family..

Sharon Foster
December 6, 2018 at 4:39 pm

Raymond & family
I am so sorry for your loss!
Camp just won’t be the same without your
lovely wife. It was sad to see her in such pain this summer. She is healed – you are in my thoughts and prayers. It is not an easy road but you and God can do it together.


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