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Lynn Biggs Jenkins

June 19, 1947 June 10, 2022
Lynn Biggs Jenkins
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Obituary for Lynn Biggs Jenkins

Lynn Biggs Jenkins died peacefully at home on June 10, 2022, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 74 years old.
Lynn was born on June 19, 1947, in Jackson, Mississippi, to the late Thomas Jones Biggs and Louise Wallis Biggs. She was the second of three daughters, was educated in the Jackson Public Schools, and graduated from Murrah High School. She then enrolled at Vanderbilt University from which she graduated in 1969. While at Vanderbilt she was a member of Tri Delta Sorority serving as Pledge Trainer during her senior year.
Her entire professional career was spent at the Merrill Lynch office in Jackson where, as an account executive, she had the distinction of being the first female stock broker in the state of Mississippi.
Lynn was an Episcopalian, and for 20 years served faithfully as a Trustee for the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi. She was a parishioner and member of the choir at St. Andrew’s Cathedral until her marriage to the Rev. John Stone Jenkins and her move to the reservoir. At that time she became an active communicant, lay reader, and choir member at St. Peter’s by the Lake Episcopal Church in Brandon. She was also a skilled and dedicated small group leader for Disciples of Christ in Community at both St. Andrew’s and St. Peter’s.
She was a sustaining member of the Junior League of Jackson as well as a member of various luncheon clubs. And she was a loving, caring mother and grandmother to her step-children, Ann Jenkins Beaman and her husband, Frank; David Robert Jenkins and his wife, Marti; and their children.
Lynn and John had 37 gloriously happy years as husband and wife, gathering family and friends for trips up and down the eastern seaboard or to islands in the Caribbean on one of their boats, all successively named ‘Jubilee’- a word which also perfectly describes the quality of their life together. Her memory was legendary: she never forgot a name, and because of that ‘steel-trap’ quality of mind she was the primary keeper of family stories and lore.
Perhaps the word that best describes her is ‘embracing.’ And that embrace was large enough to hold all of her family, her many friends, her dogs and cats, the reservoir wildlife – with the possible exception of the alligators – to hold all of them always very close to her heart. The world is unquestionably a better place for Lynn’s having been a part of it.
In addition to her husband and her step-children and their spouses, she is survived by her grandchildren Matthew David Allen (Sarah); Grayson Allen Sadowski (Ryan); Quinn Jenkins Warren (Jordan); and Anna Stone Jenkins. She is also survived by her sisters, Jane Biggs Alexander; and Elizabeth Biggs Allin (John); by her nephews, John Brook Alexander (Jana); John Maury Allin III (Hailey); and Thomas Jones Biggs Allin (Sarah); and by several great nieces and nephews.
A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Jackson, MS, following a visitation at 9:30 am in the Parish Hall. Lynn’s ashes will be placed in the St. Andrew’s Columbarium at the conclusion of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA), Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) of MS, Inc., Cheshire Abbey, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, or St. Peter’s by the Lake.

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Visitation

Tuesday

14

Jun

9:30 AM 6/14/2022 9:30:00 AM
Parish Hall - St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

305 E Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Parish Hall - St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral
305 E Capitol Street Jackson 39201 MS
United States

Requiem Eucharist

Tuesday

14

Jun

11:00 AM 6/14/2022 11:00:00 AM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

305 E Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral
305 E Capitol Street Jackson 39201 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

All Souls Walk Columbarium Final Resting Place

305 E. Capitol St.
Jackson, MS 39215

305 E. Capitol St. Jackson 39215 MS
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Peter's By-The-Lake Episcopal Church

1954 Spillway Rd
Brandon, MS 39047

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

305 E Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201

C.A.R.A. (Community Animal Rescue & Adoption)

PO Box 231
Clinton, MS 39209

Animal Rescue Fund of Mississippi

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