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Montee Cregg Jenkins


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Montee Cregg Jenkins, 86, went to her heavenly home on April 1, 2024, following an unexpected health event.

Montee was born to the late Joseph C. Cregg and Ruth M. Cregg of Jacksonville, FL on January 17, 1938, the third of four children. Her husband, Edwin H. Jenkins, and a brother, Joseph “Sonny” Cregg, preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Ed Jenkins (Katherine); grandchildren, K. Rebecca Jenkins, and Philip A. Jenkins (Karli); two great-grandsons, Elijah K. and Jonah M. Jenkins; her sister, Anna Weaver; and brother, David Cregg (Sammie).

Horses were a passion of Montee’s from a very early age. She was a member of the Jacksonville Trail Riders Association where she participated in 100-mile trail rides. She also participated in barrel racing and then transitioned to hunter jumper competition during which time she started her own riding school where she taught many Jacksonville children. Over the years, of owning several horses, her riding interests turned to dressage where she really enjoyed the discipline of horse and rider in the art of dressage.

Montee was enthusiastic about her family genealogy. She made many trips to South Carolina to trace her family history and many hours spent on genealogical websites. Her history led her to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sofia Fleming Island Chapter of Orange Park, FL and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Ancient City Chapter of St Augustine, FL.

More recently Montee could be found gardening and feeding her birds both of which brought her immense pleasure.

Montee was a member of Grace Anglican Church where services will be held Monday, April 15, 2024, at 11 am.  Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park at 1 pm.  

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: www.RHRFH.com 904-284-7720