Ellsworth Cecil Jenkins, 79

September 15, 2010
  • Ellsworth Cecil Jenkins

JAN. 26, 1931-SEPT. 13, 2010

Ellsworth Cecil Jenkins, EJ, age 79, died Sept. 13 at Washington County Hospital following gallbladder surgery.

EJ is predeceased by his father, Cecil William Jenkins; mother, Florida Myrtle Monroe; stepmother, Cora Lynn Jenkins; sisters, Mary Catherine Jenkins and Nancy Smith; and brother, Wayne Monroe.

EJ married Peggy L.J. Bolton in Laurel on June 16, 1956. The couple is originally from the Beltsville/Laurel area, but resided in Braddock Heights, Clear Spring and currently Hagerstown.

EJ is survived by wife, Peggy; children, Brian, Steven and Sharon; son-in-law Walter Stevens, and Brian's fiance Joanne; grandchildren, Christina, Stephanie, Chad and Steven Jr.; great-grandson, Connor; sister, Judith Malakatis and husband George in North Carolina; brothers, Thomas Jenkins and wife Marie in Florida, and French Monroe and Bonnie in Arizona; brother-in-law, Robert Bolton in Laurel; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

EJ enlisted in Maryland National Guard in 1948, rising to the rate of SGT Battery C, 224th Field Artillery Battalion and received expert carbine and cannoneer citations. He was honorably discharged in 1957.


He was employed many years at Chevy Chase Chevrolet in Bethesda, then at Shockley Honda in Frederick.

Visitation will be Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Graveside service will be Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church cemetery on 10751 Scaggsville Road, Laurel, Md.

In lieu of floral tributes, the family requests contributions to ALSAC/St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in memory of Ellsworth C. Jenkins, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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