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MaryAnn Vazquez
Sunrise: February 16, 1941    Sunset: July 14, 2022

A Life Well Lived…

MaryAnn Jenkins-Vazquez was born February 16, 1941 in Union Hospital, Elkton, Maryland to the late Clarence Wesley Jenkins and Amanda Elizabeth Pierce-Jenkins.


MaryAnn departed this life on July 14, 2022 at Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland. 


MaryAnn received her early education at Levi J. Coppin School in Elkton, Maryland. She also attended George Washington High School, Elkton, Maryland.


MaryAnn worked various jobs including the following: The Mushroom Plant in PA,and Factors in Bear, DE, all while being a homemaker for 60 years.


In early 1976, MaryAnn made up in her mind that she didn’t want to go to hell! She moved with her late sister, Mother Ringgold, and joined Rehoboth Church of God Apostolic, at that time being located then in Warwick, Maryland under the leadership of the late Overseer Oscar Durphy, and is now located in Middletown, Delaware and under the current leadership of Elder Nuton Blake.

MaryAnn loved praising the Lord, giving her testimonies of how God would bless her and her family, and was most known for using her singing voice for over 50 years for the Lord. She served as the President of the Senior Choir, she was in charge of fundraising, and she was a member of the Pastor’s Aid.


MaryAnn was united in holy matrimony to the late Marclino “Pedro” Vazquez on May 6, 1977.


MaryAnn was preceded in death by her loving parents, husband, siblings, Annie Gross, James “Jimmy” Jenkins, Julia Jenkins, Elsie Wilson, Edward Tiller, Dorothy Blake, Jeanette Hunter, Lillian Reyes, Bernice Ringgold, Harold & Calvin Jenkins, and Josephine Christy; loving granddaughter, Jessica Harrison and various nieces and nephews.


MaryAnn leaves to cherish her precious memories: her daughters, Darcel Jenkins of Wilmington DE; Aretha Jenkins of Conway Springs KS; and Gwendolyn Gaskin of Wichita KS; one devoted son, Jordan Christy of Elkton MD; two sisters, Gladys McCloud of Elizabeth, NJ; and baby sis, Linda May of Elkton, MD; one brother, James Jenkins Sr. of Warwick, MD; three grandsons, Garry Harrison Jr, Lamar Bessix and Waters; seven great grandchildren; two sisters~in~law, Melvina and Jacqueline; two brothers~in~law, Edmond and Augusta Sr; and a host of nieces and nephews, including devoted special nieces, Inez Bailey and Lynissa Downes, extended family and friends. 

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