Friends and family of Kathleen Dean Sellers Jinkins are saddened to announce her return to the Lord above on January 23, 2012. Born April 6, 1950, at Galveston, Texas’s historic St. Mary’s Hospital, Kathy proudly made the island her life-long home where she attended Ball High school, Galveston College, and U.T.M.B. earning a degree as Registered Nurse, a career and mission to which she selflessly devoted her life. Kathy married the love of her life, Dr. A J Jinkins Jr. M.D., on September 10, 1971. Dr. A J “Jinks” Jinkins Jr. preceded her in death on March 29, 2010. Throughout their forty years together, the couple devoted their energy to raising their children, daughters Heather Ann Jinkins and Amber L. Jinkins, and son A J “Trey” Jinkins III, who survive them. Kathy spent her later years spoiling her grandchildren, Amber’s daughter Haley Deane Thompson and son Spc. Nathan Glenn Thompson, husband to Pvt. Abbigail Lee McBride, and Jami Webster Jinkins, daughter of A J Jinkins III and wife Laura Lee Jinkins, as well as honorary son Russell Lee Rac and honorary granddaughter Emily Sims. Kathy also adored her only great grandson, Carson Lee Thompson, son of Nathan and Abbigail. Kathy cherished her niece, Miriam Sellers Martin and husband Alan Martin and Cassandra Sellers Curlin and husband Casey Curlin and their respective children, Alan Martin Jr. and Kristen and Colten Curlin.
Kathy was active within her church and the Galveston community, serving on boards and committees such as the Junior League of Galveston County, president of The Women of Trinity Episcopal Church and Secretary of the Vestry, altar guild, and Sunday school teacher at Trinity Episcopal Church, as well as the Oncology Nurse Society and the Galveston Garden Club. Throughout her lifetime, she availed herself of many interests and hobbies in her leisure time such as scuba diving, fishing, gardening, and Bible study, but it was her generous spirit which led her to donate much of her time to blessing her many friends through encouragement, emotional support, and fellowship. Her family would like to express their gratitude and honor all of her friends, especially Robin Walker, Billie McCulley, Fran McWhorter, and Margarita Sims.
Friends and family are invited to attend the viewing at Malloy & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, January 26, 2012 between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with burial service to follow at Galveston County Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.
Pallbearers are Alan Martin Sr., Larry Fox, Casey Curlin, Russell Rac, Ishmael Robles, Nathan Thompson, and honorary pallbearers John Karn and William C. Boyle.
According to Kathy’s desires, donations can be made in her honor to The American Cancer Society, The A.I.D.S. Coalition of Galveston, or Galveston’s Rosenberg Library.