Grimball-Jenkins Family Celebration

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Rural Mission News | Comments Off on Grimball-Jenkins Family Celebration

Family Celebrates Mother, Tradition and Giving on February 21st.

The Grimball – Jenkins Family has much to Remember

The family of Ethel Jenkins Grimball have a wonderful way of remembering her on the annual occasion of her birthday on February 21st. They gather to undertake a community service project to help others in need on Johns Island. This year they joined with the Rural Mission to help in the work to complete the home for Mrs. Sadie Gethers.

Mrs. Ethel Jenkins Grimball was a family matriarch who instilled goodness and caring in her children, continuing a long held family tradition of community service and giving. She was the daughter of Esau Jenkins who was one of the founders of the Rural Mission and the Mission’s buildings and grounds honor his name as the Esau Jenkins Opportunity Center. He also founded the Progressive Club on the island, now an historic landmark of the early civil rights struggles.

Thank you to the family of Mrs. Ethel Jenkins Grimball for joining with the Mission on this special day!


The family gathers to help and continue the legacy


Tearing down the old to make way for the new