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Margaret Ruffin Jenkins, 75, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully April 3, 2010 in Atlanta, GA with her three surviving children at her bedside and with them there with her as she took her last breath. She was born May 28, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late William Prince and Elizabeth Ogletree Ruffin. She graduated from Ullman High School in Birmingham, Alabama and she was united in Holy Matrimony to A.D. Jenkins before relocating to Indianapolis. Margaret, or "grandma" as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren and by her great grandchildren, took extreme pride in everything that she did and , no matter how minor or difficult the task , mother always gave her best and mother never complained. A soft-spoken septuagenarian, she could always convey her message to anyone, including many within the three generations of children that she either raised or that she helped to raise, without ever saying anything in anger or without acting out of anger. Yet this gregarious lady was always able to persuade her three generations of offspring to do what was right and to follow God's word. This loving and vivacious lady who worked and aided a few special clients became so special to those few clients that she, her self , became their primary caretakers as they , themselves , became old. As she aged, her primary concern, as always, was making sure that she did all that she could do for the second and third generations and even hosting members of the third generation overnight at her house as she was obviously terminally ill as recently as January. After she could do no more , a loving daughter came to get her " ma dear " and took her home to be with her and faithfully took care of her with un-wavering love and loyalty until the end. So, yes mother, if there is such a thing as a PhD in motherhood, you earned it. And, you earned it with honors. Mother , as you are in heaven and as you are on Gods right or left side I want you to know that the three of us , and the second and the third generation , will never forget you or we will never forget the many sacrifices that you made for us , and , for Raymond too. Rest well, my "ma dear ". Rest well. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.D., son, Raymond Ruffin and her brothers, Willie Lee, Bobby, Daniel Lee, James and Johnny Ruffin and William Rhine. Margaret leaves to cherish her memories her sons , Alvin and Charles Jenkins , daughter Phyllis ( Steve ) Jenkins Chenault of Lithonia , Georgia, daughter-in-law Karen Jenkins, her sisters , Mary Elizabeth Taylor of Birmingham , Alabama and Ellen Evans of Stone Mountain , Georgia, her brothers , Charles (Valerie) Ruffin, Arthur (Angela) and Clarence of Anniston , Alabama and Derrick Ruffin of Grand Rapids , Michigan, her grandchildren, Alvin, Jr. and Lavar ( La Donna ) Jenkins, Dacia (Ryshaard ) Davis of Atlanta , Georgia , and Vangelo , Renisha , Izland , Christopher , Nearro , Evan, Eure , Raupunzle , Silver and Golden Jenkins, her great-grandchildren Kamisha Jenkins , Imani Davis , Jadan , Lavar Jr. and Lance Jenkins , Isaiah and Ryshaard Davis , and , La Don and Lacy Jenkins , and a host of other relatives , friends and loved ones. Visitation will be on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 10a.m. until the time of services at 12p.m. at Washington Park North Funeral Center, 2706 Kessler Blvd. W. Dr.

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