Carmen E. Jennings

August 17, 1952 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Carmen Jennings Obituary

With profound grief and sorrow, we commemorate the life of Carmen E. Jennings, born on August 17, 1952, in South Bend, Indiana. Carmen's life journey came to a gentle close on January 23, 2024.

She was a woman of faith, finding joy in singing and dancing in church, engaging in thoughtful Bible reading, and taking comfort in the love and compassion of her family and friends. Carmen’s life was marked by her dedication to her career in nursing, first at the Dew Drop Inn from 1975-1992, and then in private CNA Homecare from 1992-2005. Her commitment to caring for others was only rivalled by her love for her family. Carmen's zest for life was infectious; she enjoyed the simple pleasures of homecooked meals, joyrides, fishing, and watching WWE and soaps. Her academic achievements in junior high school in 1961 were a testament to her intelligence and determination.

Carmen is survived by her husband, Ivan Jennings, and their children: Ikeith (Amber) Jennings, Tito (Shay) Jennings, and Kea Bennett of Benton Harbor, MI, and Nakema Hereford Jackson of South Bend, IN. She was a beloved sister to Delphia Woods and Kim Smith of South Bend, IN, Sandy King of Plymouth, IN and Cleo of Bremen, IN, nephew, Twon Smith and niece Latasha Wood of South Bend, IN. Carmen was also the proud grandmother to Bryanna, Angela, Barry, Brandon, Tiara, Byante, Christopher, AJ, Dominich, Nichole, Shania, Aaliyah, Ikeith, Ne’Vaeh, Billy, Ivel, Sonia, Mya,Kameron, Romeo, Brian Jr., Bryon, Braxton, as well as a great-grandmother to Aaliyah, Bri'lyn, Carter, Kattaleia, Kailynn, Klayton, Breasi, Sophia, Karter, and a special friend and bible partner Grandma Watson.

She is preceded in death by her parents A.J King and Mary Sailor, her son Brian Hereford, her grandson Elijah Hereford, and her siblings Piggy King, Gloria King, Iris Jennings, and Ivel Jennings and special friend Rolland Smith.

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February 10, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Alford's Mortuary Chapel
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South Bend, Indiana 46601


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