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Brindia C. Jinkins

May 30, 1952 — March 3, 2024

Dear Jesus:  I hope you are ready!   I just want to say I am sorry.  Momma met Moses in the hospital, he didn’t know what to do with her, so he sent her on to you.  Proverbs 18:14“The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness but who can bear a broken spirit.” - that is one thing this lady never lost, was her spirit. Momma LOVED JESUS!

Brindia C. Blizzard Post Jinkins was supposed to be named Brenda Carol after her mother, but an at-home birth with a drunk doctor when filling out her birth certificate made for an interesting combo...and so, Brindia was born May 30th, 1952, in Ruskin, Florida.  Her mother and father were Carolyn Cass Howard and James Rudolph Blizzard.  She is survived  by her children; Yvonne DeFalco (Louis), Russell Post, and Marlaine Jinkins.; siblings, Kathy Sullivan and Hope Stokes; grandchildren, Kelly Taryn Schmid (Ambrienne), Luke Post, Ashton Blevins (Keith), Shaena Martin (Tony) and Megean Pope as well as 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews, and countless friends. Preceded in death: Mother and Father, Brother James "Jim" Blizzard Jr., sister Edith Evans, nephew Daniel Sullivan, best friend Helen Coe.


Brindia Graduated Southeast High School 1970 and received a Cosmetology license in June of 1970 from Manatee Area Vocational & Technical Center.  She also completed School Bus Driver Training in 1989 for Marion County School Board.

 

Brindia held many retail managerial positions in the community, including Best Products, K-mart, Phar-Mor, Pic “N” Save, Dollar Tree and Pilot.  She battled two forms of cancer for over 11 years after being told she only had 6 months to live in March of 2013. She had a strong work ethic, working even while being treated with cancer procedures.  You could always depend upon her to be positive and optimistic when faced with the trials of life; that is her greatest legacy to her children and those who knew her. Brindia loved and enjoyed her family, friends, the beach, gardening, animals, music & dancing. She greeted each day saying, "Good Morning World" and "Thank You Jesus". She had the wit of a master and an infectious sense of humor.  She was grateful, kind, loving, caring, forgiving, and joyful...an angel on this earth right up until The Lord called her Home the morning of March 3rd, 2024, at the age of 71. 



The Celebration of Life and Fellowship for Brindia and family will be held at The Lighthouse at Orange Springs Church on Sunday, March 17th at 4:00 in the afternoon, followed by a southern “potluck” family reunion style dinner. 


Momma didn’t like dark, gloomy colors, unless they were slimming of course. So, we are inviting everyone to wear bright, cheerful colors, florals, etc. as we sing praises and thank God for blessing us for having her as a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.


Our family would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the incredible ICU nurses & staff at Advent Health Services Ocala; Dr. Myrick & our special family at Ocala Oncology; Dr. Van Eldik & his amazing team at Gastroenterology Associates; Every single one of the wonderful, caring people at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute; Gentiva Hospice & all of their incredibly loving staff; and everyone at Countryside Funeral Home for treating us like they would treat their own family. You helped care for our mother during her transition into heaven and have brought peace to our hearts. 



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