Orwilda Sue “Willi” Jenkins Armstrong, 85, handed away on April twenty fifth at residence in Jacksonville, FL. She was born Nov 17, 1935 in Ethel, TX to Marvin Israel and Nellie Rodman Jenkins. She grew up on the household farm in southern Grayson County, TX, attended college in Howe and graduated from Sherman Excessive College in 1953.
Following Willi’s first job at Coca-Cola bottling Firm in Sherman, TX, she enlisted within the US Military and was stationed at Arlington Corridor, VA. It was there she met and married SSG Bobby Cantrell Armstrong of Evergreen, MS on Feb 22, 1955 in Washington, DC. After the navy, her husband began work with Southern Airways and so they moved to Monroe, LA. She established a house and gave beginning to a son and daughter. She adopted her husband’s profession strikes to Bogalusa, LA and Hattiesburg, MS, lastly settling in Panama Metropolis, FL in 1962. In Panama Metropolis, FL, Willi labored as a librarian aide, was a part of the “Boiler Room Gang,” and was well-known by college and college students at Bay County Excessive College for a few years, retiring in 1993. She was additionally lively within the Forest Park group supporting her husbands’ RL Turner Little League groups and began the women’ softball league serving as head coach of one of many groups. She was an avid crossword/acrostic puzzler, 42 and Mexican Prepare dominos participant, and double solitaire participant. She liked to write down tales about her childhood and made many journeys tracing household family tree throughout the US. After struggling a stroke in 2018, she and her husband moved to Jacksonville, FL and was cared for by her daughter.
Surviving are her long-time husband of 66 years Bobby C. Armstrong; son Bobby C. Armstrong Jr (Nancy) of Charlotte, NC; daughter Amy Sue Armstrong Tajdari (Mohammad) of Jacksonville, FL; sister Linda Jenkins Taylor of Sherman, TX; grandson Tracy Brooks Armstrong (Sarah); granddaughter Anna Kathleen Armstrong; great-granddaughter Aliya Brooks Armstrong; and quite a few nieces and nephews. She was preceded in demise by her mother and father Marvin Israel and Nellie Rodman Jenkins; sister Marvina Jenkins Tate; and brothers Owen R Jenkins and Ronald M Jenkins.
After cremation, personal household memorial companies can be held in New Chapel Cemetery in Itawamba County, MS and Collinsville Cemetery in Grayson County, TX.