Funeral services were held for Queen Elizabeth Jenkins Noble at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday, August 14, 2012) at New Zion Baptist Church in Minden. Burial will follow at New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home
Visitation was held Monday, August 13, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Today, we bow in humble submission, to thank our Heavenly Father for the life of Queen Elizabeth Jenkins Noble (Mama Queen).
Queen, so fondly known by many with a high spirited nature, was born on March 9, 1914 to the late John and Essie Jenkins in Chidester, Arkansas. She was one of 12 children in the family. She departed this life on August 8, 2012, 8:30 p.m. at Minden Medical Center.
Early in life she united with Pilgrim Rest United Methodist Church. She served on the usher board and sang in the choir in the early years of her life.
She was employed at Evergreen Presbyterian School in the Evergreen Community for many years. Queen enjoyed the art of cooking, sewing, fishing and quilting and was very skilled in the techniques.
In her younger years, she enjoyed sharing many meals she prepared with the community. Arts and crafts were also a continuous hobby for her and she shared them with everyone she encountered.
Queen was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and aunt. She is most remembered by Mama, Mama Queen, Miss Queen and Aunt Queen.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dorothy Patterson; two sons-in-law, L.C. Harris, and Lenzie Patterson; one granddaughter, Linda Diane Harris; one great-grandson, Marcus Giles; and 10 siblings.
She leaves to continue her legacy one daughter, Winnie Bell Harris of Minden; one sister, Bertha Smith of Cotton Valley; a special sister-in-law near and dear to her heart, Essie Mae Jenkins of Minden; seven grandchildren, Loretta (Willie) Giles of Shreveport, Barbara (Daryln) Grigsby of Charleston, South Carolina, Quinton (Kim) Harris of Minden, Valerie, Audriene, Lenzie and Leslie Patterson of Battle Creek, Michigan; three great-grandchildren, Keywana (Kenneth) Millbrook of Charleston, South Carolina, Jeremy Giles of Shreveport, Jasmine Broomfield of Battle Creek, Michigan; three great-great-grandchildren, Kayla Renae, Arleana Diane and Lynn Elizabeth Millbrook of Charleston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.