Maxine Wilhelm Jenkins

July 13, 1931 - November 14, 2022
Maxine Wilhelm Jenkins

Maxine Wilhelm Jenkins, age 91, of Williamston, North Carolina was called home to be with her lord and savior on November 14, 2022. Maxine was born July 13, 1931, in Rayville, Louisiana to the late Mary Evelyn and Roland Lee Matheny.

Maxine was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, friend. Maxine was adventurous, courageous, outgoing, and always inviting. Maxine never met a stranger, and never passed up the opportunity to brighten someone’s day simply by asking “how are you doing”. Maxine was blessed to live her life daily doing what she loved and treasured most, spending time with her family, fishing in Florida, shuffleboard, playing any card game especially Rook, visiting with friends, traveling, and shopping for antiques. Maxine was a devoted member of West End Baptist Church where she loved to spend a joyous amount of her time in worship and fellowship. Maxine had an unapologetic appreciation to live life in the moment and to its fullest with no regrets and that is exactly what she did until the good lord called her home.

Preceded in death by her mother, Mary Evelyn Matheny, her seven brothers, Preston Matheny, William Matheny, Wilfred Matheny, Bob Matheny, Clarence Matheny, Curtis Matheny, and Wyley DeLoach. Survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Charles Jenkins (Williamston, NC) Her sisters: Peggy Savignol(Denham Springs, LA) and Jeanette Mathes (Denham Springs, LA), Her Children: Caroline (Allen) Wilson (Gaffney, SC) Debbie Fleckenstein (Williamston, NC) Steven Wilhelm (Williamston, NC); Grandchildren: Megan Harris (Gaffney, SC) Lindsey (Will) Walden (Myrtle Beach, SC) Tyler Wilson (Amanda) Palm Coast, FL, Amy Moore (Williamston, NC) Stephanie Wilhelm (Williamston, NC); Great Granddaughter Kenzly Marie Wilson (Palm Coast, FL).

The family will receive friends at 1:00PM, Saturday, November 19,2022 at West End Baptist Church, Williamston, NC followed by the Memorial Service to begin at 2:00PM.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to assist the Jenkins family.


Memorial Service

Saturday, November 19, 2022
2:00 PM

West End Baptist Church - Directions
1505 W. Main St.
Williamston, NC 27892
252-508-4317

Visiting Hours

West End Baptist Church - Directions
1505 W. Main St. Williamston, NC
  • Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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  • November 20, 2022
    Eugene & Faye Lackey, Whitnie Beasley & family lit a candle:
    Lit since November 20, 2022 at 11:13:32 PM

  • November 19, 2022
    Deborah Everette says:
    So sorry for your loss 💔

  • November 19, 2022
    Bruce and Bessie lit a candle:
    Lit since November 19, 2022 at 11:34:56 PM

  • November 19, 2022
    Charlena Spence lit a candle:
    Lit since November 19, 2022 at 11:28:04 AM

  • November 19, 2022
    Charlena Spence lit a candle:
    Lit since November 19, 2022 at 11:27:08 AM

  • November 18, 2022
    Pam Jenkins lit a candle:
    Lit since November 18, 2022 at 11:38:19 PM

  • November 18, 2022
    DeVonna Ponthieu lit a candle:
    Lit since November 18, 2022 at 11:52:43 PM

  • November 18, 2022
    DeVonna Ponthieu says:
    Well I know your are in heaven with your brothers playing Rook. Just don't spit on the wall!! I will miss our games and going to those garage sales with you. Love and miss you!

  • November 18, 2022
    Randy and Jennifer Bonds lit a candle:
    Lit since November 18, 2022 at 11:49:05 AM

  • November 18, 2022
    Randy and Jennifer Bonds says:
    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. Go rest high on that mountain, in the arms of the highest.

  • November 17, 2022
    Sharon Holliday-White says:
    Such a fine lady

  • November 17, 2022
    Caroline says:
    Hi Mom I know you are having a wonderful time seeing everyone who has crossed over before you. I know they were there waiting to greet you. You had a wonderful life here with all of us, and although we will miss seeing you every day we know you free of pain now. Have fun playing cards… save us a seat! We love you, Caroline and Allen.

  • November 17, 2022
    Caroline Wilson lit a candle:
    Lit since November 17, 2022 at 11:43:41 PM

  • November 17, 2022
    Caroline Wilson lit a candle:
    Lit since November 17, 2022 at 11:33:06 PM

  • November 17, 2022
    Debra Pollard lit a candle:
    Lit since November 17, 2022 at 11:24:56 PM

  • November 17, 2022
    Allen Wilson lit a candle:
    Lit since November 17, 2022 at 11:14:06 PM

  • November 17, 2022
    Lindsey Walden lit a candle:
    Lit since November 17, 2022 at 11:59:58 PM

  • November 17, 2022
    Keith and Tammy Manning lit a candle:
    Lit since November 17, 2022 at 11:25:37 PM

  • November 16, 2022
    Debbie Wilhelm Fleckenstein lit a candle:
    Lit since November 16, 2022 at 11:07:56 PM

  • November 16, 2022
    Tonia Byrum says:
    Maxine, You are one of a kind. You will be truly missed. We love you. Tonya and Mike.

  • November 16, 2022
    Tonia Byrum lit a candle:
    Lit since November 16, 2022 at 11:32:49 PM