Jenkins Dillard. Saturday, July 10, :00 a.m. 11 Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV)

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Heavenly Departure: 06.28.2021 Heavenly Departure: 06.28.2021

MATALINE MATALINE

Jenkins Dillard

Earthly Arrival: 11.13.1962 Earthly Arrival: 11.13.1962

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Mataline Jenkins Dillard was the youngest child of the late Whitney Jenkins and the late Beulah Mae Baker Jenkins. She was born on November 13, 1962, in Port Arthur, Texas. She was baptized at New Hope Baptist Church, Port Arthur, Texas.

Her religious upbringing sustained and served her throughout her life. While a member at The Fountain of Praise she was in the Agape Zone and the New Members Orientation.

While in college she met her future husband Kevin Dillard (at Drew Hall), they later married on August 30, 1986. To this union they had two children, Quincy (deceased) and Quinton Gerrard Dillard (surviving twin). They later divorced but remained a united front for all occasions in raising their son and in being there for each other’s needs.

Mataline had a stellar high school career. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lincoln High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Junior Engineering Technical Society, Future Business Leaders of America to name a few. She received numerous awards including Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Mataline was a beloved class member and was voted to the Homecoming Court in her senior year.

She started her college career at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and later transferred to Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical University - Affectionately referred to as “The Hill” or as

“Pantherland” in 1982. Mataline lived up to the University’s motto “Prairie View Produces Productive People.” Mataline pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in the spring of 1985. She graduated with Cum Laude honors and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1986. She started her professional career working for the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner. She later accepted an engineering position at the Naval

Ordnance Station in Indian Head, Maryland in 1986. As a junior engineer she managed production programs manufacturing man-rated explosive devices for aircraft ejection seats. Mataline went on to receive a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland in 2005.

Mataline was an extremely creative person. She loved sewing and crafting and spent time creating keepsakes for family and friends. She made beautiful cards, embroidered quilts, t-shirts, cups and of course jewelry to mark special events or to show her love and appreciation for people in her life who meant a lot to her.

However, Mataline’s greatest achievements was being a wonderful mother and a caring friend.

On June 28, 2021, Mataline was called to her eternal rest.

She is preceded in death by her son Quincy;

parents Whitney and Beulah Mae Jenkins; in-laws Ralph and Carrie Lee Dillard.

She leaves to mourn in her passing; the love of her life- son Quinton; ex-husband Kevin Dillard;

brothers Don Jenkins (Mary) of Port Arthur, TX;

Alvin Jenkins (Bessie) of Laplata, MD: sisters Mary Jenkins of Houston; Francine Babino (Otis) of Port Arthur; brothers-in-law Horace Sanders and Kenneth Dillard Sr. both of Alexandria, LA;

nephews and nieces Daijmon Murray; Jalisa and Brett Babino; Mayah and Briana Jenkins; Kenneth Dillard Jr. and a host of loving relatives and friends.

THE LEGACY of MATALINE

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ORDER of SERVICE

Minister in Charge Holy Scriptures

Old Testament Minister Eric “JJ” Johnson

New Testament

Reverend LaTroy Scott-Reado Prayer

Minister Dorthea Davis Musical Selection Worship Arts Ministry Resolutions/Acknowledgements

The Fountain of Praise

New Hope AME Church, Waldorf, MD Expressions

(two minutes please)

The Fountain of Praise Agape Ministry Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Lisa McQueen Lori Jamison Lori Babineaux Video Presentation Briana and Mayah Jenkins

Musical Selection Worship Arts Ministry

Words of Comfort Minister, The Fountain of Praise

Recessional

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Tributes

Mom, I want you to know you are the best mom a son could ever have.

You taught me everything I needed to know, but most importantly to “put God first”. I’m glad you don’t have to take any medicine anymore. Me and Pop will continue to carry on your legacy with pride and grace. I will miss talking to you and being in your loving arms.

Love ❤ Mom, Quinton Mataline

First I’m sorry for every disappointment. I want to thank you for making me a father and giving me the best gift I ever had…our son Quinton. Over the years we came together as a team to provide every need for our son. You know we always said we have the perfect child even with his challenges. He’s smart, he’s respectful, he’s gentle, he’s courageous, he’s thankful and he’s appreciative. He’s creative and he’s funny…(I can’t tell everyone the last joke we shared about him because we are in church) you know…I know...Fran knows. He loves to shop at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and the RS store, too (Ross).

Quinton got all of that from you. Mat you helped me see things in him I never thought possible —

like learning to read and his desire to drive a car.

I will continue to help him with his goals. I also want to thank you for bringing Mr. Jimmy Glass into his life (Best Buds).

You know you said something that really touched me a while back…you said… “I may never get to see my son again.” I did my best…we made it happen. God fixed it where Quinton was able to spend some quality time with you during your last days. Rest assured I will always be there for him. I will always protect your treasure—our son Quinton. He will walk again with your continued help! Matter of fact he already is. Rest you deserve it, you earned.

Mat,You know that I loved you with all my heart. You were my sister, my confidant, my best friend. Now you are my angel. Memories will last forever. Rest in peace.

Alvin Kevin

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Active Pallbearers Active Pallbearers

Honorary Pallbearers Honorary Pallbearers

Acknowledgement Acknowledgement

Repast Repast Interment

Interment

Final Arrangements Entrusted to:

Final Arrangements Entrusted to:

Metoyer-Roy Printing, Ltd. (713) 338.2159

Raymond Thomas Michael Gunner

Anthony Brown Kirk Jones

Reginald Green Kenneth Dillard Jr.

Matthew Washington Sr.

Dadren Babineaux

Quinton Dillard Kevin Dillard Alvin Jenkins

Don Jenkins Ronnie Andrews

Horace Sanders Matthew Washington Jr.

Kenneth Dillard Sr.

Private Private

The family would like to thank you for your expressions of kindness and love at this difficult time. We are grateful for your support and prayers. God has shown us that his grace is truly sufficient for us all.

Mataline was loved and will be dearly missed. Today, we honor her life and the legacy she leaves and the friendships she nurtured.

Special thanks to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Mu Kappa Omega Chapter, Jessica Hill, President and Vanese Berry, 1st Vice President; The Fountain of Praise, Dr. Remus E. Wright, Senior Pastor and Reverend Charles Wiseman, Officiant; Mabrie Memorial Mortuary, Justin L. Mabrie, Director and Ariana L. Harris, Funeral Director; and Metoyer-Roy Printing, Ltd.

The promise of the Holy Spirit to comfort has been the greatest blessings for us during this trying time, yet we could not have made it without the second blessing of comfort - you, our friends and family.

Mabrie Memorial Mortuary 5000 Almeda Road † Houston, Texas 77004

713-942-7673 mabriemortuary.com

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