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Victoria “Vicki” Culpepper Jenkins

May 12, 1943 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 78)


Victoria “Vicki” Culpepper Jenkins of Macon, Georgia, passed away peacefully, April 16, 2022.  A service celebrating Vicki’s life will be held 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Forest Hills Methodist Church with Dr. Baxter Hurley officiating.  Private inurnment will be held at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ft. Valley, Georgia.  The service will be livestreamed on the church’s Facebook page,  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Sanctuary Respite Ministry, 1217 Forest Hill Rd., Macon, GA 31210 or

Vicki was the wife of Henry Avner Jenkins, III and the daughter of the late Jewel Gassett Culpepper and Alvah Joel Culpepper.

As a lifelong resident of Macon, Vicki graduated with honors from Margaret McEvoy High School in 1961. She received her BS in education from the Women’s College of Georgia and taught second and third grades in the Bibb County School System. She pursued a second career, fulfilling her dream of becoming a registered nurse. She graduated with honors from Macon College School of Nursing and worked in the neonatal intensive care unit.


Vicki may have been the best cake baker, but no cake, no matter how delicious, interfered with her daily devotion to God and family. She lived by example, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir and preparing communion with her family. These acts, and many more, nurtured her children to live their lives in service to others. Henry and Vicki met in the 10th grade, married in Vicki’s senior   year of college.  They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on the Ides of March. Describing Vicki would be incomplete without mentioning her unparalleled friendships with family and friends- luncheons, cakes, bible studies, pool parties, and peach ice cream.

Vicki is survived by her husband, Henry Avner Jenkins, lll, of Macon; her daughter, Susannah Jenkins, of Washington, DC; her two sons, Hal Jenkins, (Merry) of Asheville, NC, and Andrew Jenkins (Parrish) of Macon; two granddaughters, Peyton Jenkins of Asheville, and Nora Jenkins of Macon; and one grandson, Samuel Jenkins of Asheville. She is also survived by her brother, William Culpepper (Pat) of Charlotte; her sister-in-law, Ruth J. Langsfeld (John) of Atlanta; four nieces, Melanie Culpepper (Chris) of Charlotte, Catherine Obringer of Overland Park, Kansas, Mary  Ballschmiede (Ron) of Atlanta, Sarah Langsfeld of Atlanta; five great nieces, Tess Culpepper of Charlotte, Charlotte and Elizabeth Obringer of Overland Park, Annie and Laney Ballschmiede of Atlanta; 2 nephews, Kelly Culpepper (Jane) and Damon Culpepper, both of Charlotte; five great nephews, Lance and Jasper Culpepper of Charlotte and Tripp, Jack and William Obringer of Overland Park; and many cousins.


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Hart’s at the Cupola, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 6324 Peake Rd, Macon, GA 31210 has charge of the arrangements.








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Memorial Service
May 1, 2022

2:30 PM
Forest Hill United Methodist Church
1217 Forest HIll Road
Macon, GA 31210

Reception to Follow Service
May 1, 2022

Forest Hill United Methodist Church
1217 Forest HIll Road
Macon, GA 31210

Interment Private

Oak Lawn Cemetery
720 S Camellia Blvd
Ft. Valley, GA 31030


Forest Hills UMC Sanctuary Respite Ministry
1217 Forest Hill Rd., Macon GA 31210
Tel: 1-478-259-3627

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