Family Login:

Share This Obituary

Arrangements made by

Tucker Funeral Home

113 North Third Street
Central City, KY 42330
Get Directions

Profile of Tucker Funeral Home

View Phone Number
View Fax Number
Email Us

Memories & Candles

“Sending condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Carrie Walker

“She always treated me right, when I was just a greatnephew. U were polite, funny and open all at the same time. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Michael Morgan - Chesapeake, VA

“Although I haven't been around Needa many years, I sensed a true lady in Christ when I first met her at a Tuesday family lunch. She was a joy to all...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Connie Thompson - Greenville, KY

“As a teenager, I loved spending time at her home with my best friend, Jeannie, her daughter. I never had any aunts or uncles and only one...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Norma Olson - Royal Oak, MI

CENTRAL CITY - Uneeda "Needa" Lee Jenkins, 89, of Central City, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 4:12AM at her home. Mrs. Jenkins was born March 23, 1929, in Echols, KY. She was a homemaker. Needa loved her Lord and served Him faithfully. She was delighted to worship at Pond Run Baptist Church, which is served by her beloved Pastor "Doc" Crowe. She especially enjoyed her Tuesday Lunch Bunch with family and friends, as they meet every week at various local restaurants. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Myrtle Fulkerson Bowen; husband of 57 years, Earl Jenkins, whom she married on February 8, 1947; granddaughter Kimberly Pepperell; and sister Kathleen Bowen.

Needa will be missed by her children, Jean (Dave) Pepperell and Earl (Carrie) Jenkins; grandchildren Kristoffer (Michele) Pepperell, Kurt (Nicole) Pepperell, Kyle (Marissa) Pepperell, Kasey (Greg) Gandenberger, Jesse McCann, Rachel (Bo) Jenkins, Katie (Mark) Kurlyandchik, and James Jenkins; great-grandchildren Grace Pepperell, Addison Pepperell, Averie Pepperell, Holden Pepperell, Evelyn Pepperell, Cillian Gandenberger, Bennet Gandenberger, Alice Gandenberger, Valentin Kurlyandchik, and Sebastian Kurlyandchik (expected).; siblings Conrad Bowen, Barbara Casebier, Sue Noffsinger, Faye Warren, and Raye Donvan; and several very special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 10:00AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Pastor Alton "Doc" Crowe and Pastor Dave Pepperell officiating. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8PM at the funeral home. The family would like to thank all of those who made Needa's life a joy. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Pond Run Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at