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Updated: 07/11/2013 03:42:02PM

Mavis Marie Jenkins Brackin

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Mavis Marie Jenkins Brackin, 78, of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Brandywyne Health Care Center in Winter Haven due to complications of dementia.

She was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Frostproof, Fla., to the late Walter and Palice (McSwain) Jenkins and has been a lifelong resident of the area. She was retired from the United States Postal Service having spent the majority of her career in Frostproof, a graduate of Frostproof High School and was of the Church of God faith.

Mavis was preceded in death by her brother, Norman Jenkins.

She is survived by her son, Darrell Brackin of Okeechobee; daughter, Sylvia Branch of Frostproof; brother, Joel Jenkins of Frostproof; sisters, Janice Troutman of Lake Wales, Eudene Williams of Arlington, Texas; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrol Hood officiating.

Interment will be held at the Silver Hill Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.