WATER VALLEY – Emmie Faye Howell Jenkins, 83, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. She was born April 13, 1930, in Calhoun County to Jesse Ellis and Ethel Shephard Howell.
She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Calhoun County; a past Matron of the Eastern Star Water Valley No. 5; and a former member of the Water Valley/Oxford Shrinettes. She owned and operated Faye’s Beauty Shop in Water Valley until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, tending her flowers, gardening and sewing. She loved being around people, always doing things to help others. She was dedicated to her family and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Bro. Ronald “Bubba” Jenkins and Bro. Raymond Aven officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
She is survived by two sons, James “Mickey” Jenkins (Linda) of Tupelo and Richard “Ricky” Jenkins (Deana) of Hernando; one sister, Alma Lovelady of Water Valley; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Uree Adams, Ludie C. Dunn, Lennie May Dickey and Opal Howell; three brothers, James David Howell, Jesse Willie Howell and Jesse Ellis Howell Jr.
Pallbearers will be Adam Jenkins, Jason Rushing, Cameron Halbert, Randy Taylor, Cary Busby and Matt Lucas.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.