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Cheryl Sinclair Jenkins

May 8, 1951 — July 9, 2023


Cheryl Sinclair Jenkins, went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 9, 2023, in Nolensville, Tennessee. Cheryl was born on May 8, 1951, in Owensboro, Kentucky to Robert and Louise Sinclair.

Cheryl's life was defined by her unwavering compassion and commitment to caring for others. She touched the lives of countless patients throughout her nursing career, providing them with skilled care in the operating room at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her dedication to the nursing profession was truly admirable and inspired those around her.

After graduating from Hillsboro High School, Cheryl pursued her passion for nursing by earning her Associates Degree of Nursing from Columbia State Community College. Her exceptional skills and kind-hearted nature made her an invaluable member of the medical community.

Beyond her professional achievements, Cheryl had a deep appreciation for the beauty of landscapes. She found solace in immersing herself in nature and admiring the wonders that surrounded her. Whether it was a breathtaking sunset or a vibrant flower garden, Cheryl always took the time to appreciate the small miracles that life had to offer.

In her free time, Cheryl loved to cook and entertain her friends. She created warm and welcoming spaces where laughter echoed, and memories were made. Cheryl's gatherings were always filled with love and joy. She especially loved the bond with her “Sister Girls” and the time they spent together.

Traveling was another one of Cheryl's passions, particularly London and Sarasota, Florida, including Lido Key. These destinations held a special place in her heart as she explored their rich history and soaked up their vibrant cultures. Cherishing every adventure, she embarked on with enthusiasm and curiosity.

As an avid animal lover, Cheryl shared a special bond with her fur babies, Ziva and Toto. Their companionship brought her immeasurable joy and comfort throughout the past year. Cheryl's love for animals extended beyond her own pets, as she always advocated for their well-being.

Cheryl's vivacious spirit and kind nature endeared her to many. The memories shared with her will forever be cherished by those whose lives she touched. She will be remembered for her warm smile, gentle demeanor, and unwavering strength.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Louise Sinclair, and her beloved husband Walter Jenkins. She is survived by her loving daughters, Michelle (Jason) Harper and Lori (John) Hagewood. She will also be deeply missed by her cherished grandchildren, Will Harper, Abigail Harper, Jonathan Hagewood, and Ollie Hagewood. Additionally, she leaves behind lifelong friend and roommate Michael M. Williams, as well as cousins and numerous friends.

The memory of Cheryl Sinclair Jenkins will forever resonate within the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of compassion and love will continue to inspire kindness in the world.

Visitation services will be held on Friday, July 14, 2023, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, Funeral Home & Cremation Center located at 9090 TN-100 in Nashville, Tennessee. A Celebration of Life ceremony will immediately follow the visitation from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the same location. Family and friends are invited to join together during this time to commemorate Cheryl's remarkable life.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Alive Hospice in Cheryl's memory.

Cheryl Sinclair Jenkins' departure from this earthly realm leaves a void that cannot be filled. May she rest in eternal peace while her beautiful spirit continues to shine brightly in our hearts.

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Friday, July 14, 2023

9:30 - 11:30am (Central time)

Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, Funeral Home, & Cremation Center

9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221

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Celebration of Life

Friday, July 14, 2023

11:30am - 12:30pm (Central time)

Harpeth Hills Memory Garden, Funeral Home, & Cremation Center

9090 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221


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