Kathleen Dean Jinkins

April 6, 1950 - January 23, 2012
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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.

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Born: April 6, 1950
Died: January 23, 2012

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Brenda Louviere posted on 11/30/-1

Kathy was a true leader. She was a pleasure to work with. She shined. She loved. Kathy made all of us feel special. She showed us respect and lifted us up. We admired her so very much! We looked up to her because she had such a big heart and a level head. She reaffirmed goodness for us. We will never forget her here at Gulf Health Care. She touched so many lives. I know that you, her family, will miss her most of all. Please know that we are all better persons for her being here among us. Thank you, Kathy.

 

Suzi Wade Elderman posted on 11/30/-1

Dear Family, Kathy and I were classmates at Ball High and Galveston College. We worked together a few years at UTMB in outpatient chemotherapy for Dr. John Costanzi M.D. She was an awesome nurse. Sending my condolences to you all. Sincerely, Suzi Wade Elderman

 

MYRA SMITH posted on 11/30/-1

DEAREST FAMILY, MY DEEPEST HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES FOR ALL OF YOU!! I WORKED WITH DR. JINKINS AND KATHY MANY YEARS AGO WHEN THEIR OFFICE WAS LOCATED IN THE MEDICAL & SURGICAL BUILDING IN GALVESTON. IT WAS MY HONOR TO SHARE HARD WORK AND FOND MEMORIES WITH THEM! GOD BLESS!

 

Margarita posted on 11/30/-1

Lovely obit, lovely picture, lovely lady. I miss her very much. Thank you for sharing her with us all these years. My life is richer from having the friendship of you and your parents. I am especially grateful for her loving friendship with Emily. May God continue to surround you with love and comfort during this time. Adding an angel in honor of Kathy.

 

Camille Esqueda posted on 11/30/-1

I used to house sit for Miss Kathy every once in a while. She was always so sweet to me and went out of her way to make sure that I was comfortable in her home. I always enjoyed spending time with her and talking with her when I was in Galveston. She always treated me like I was a part of her family and I will never forget that. I am so happy for her knowing that she gets to reunite with her husband in Heaven now. Rest in peace, Miss Kathy.

 

Jeff Jinkins posted on 11/30/-1

Kathy was one of the kindest, sweetest people I have ever met. She always had a smile for whomever showed up at her doorstep, and made you feel welcome. She was a sweetheart.

 

Katherine Josephine Tacquard-Cruse posted on 11/30/-1

I am extremely deeply very very very sorry for the loss of your father Dr. Jinkzi & Kathy. <3. love forever.

 

sherman simpson posted on 11/30/-1

I am sorry for you loss, the Jinkins family will live forever in my family as a legend....

 

Rhonda Brooks posted on 11/30/-1

I'm very sorry for your families loss and prayers are headed your way...

 

Anne (Minesinger) Silvertooth & Eugene Silvertooth posted on 11/30/-1

There are no words that could be said to ease your pain. Just know your friends also are sharing your pain. When our friends hearts are black from sorrow, so are our hearts. We love you Amber! Heavenly father, even though we are sad from the human departing of our loved one, we do thank you for the blessing of accepting a new angel to watch over us and guide us.She is now in true paradise. Kathleen, please say hello to my mom and dad!!

 

Bill Cherry posted on 11/30/-1

I knew Jinks and Kathy forever. It's difficult to believe that in a manner of a few months tnow they are both gone. Both made Galveston a better place, and all of us adored them.

 

Alexandra Sange posted on 11/30/-1

To the Family Jinkins: All of my love, thoughts and prayers go out to you this week. I am sorry I can't be there with you to celebrate mom's life, but you're in my heart. Be well and be strong, grieve fully and without reservation, and know that you're being loved hard from back here in the district. All my strength coming your way right now, Alex

 

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