Christi Yolanda Jenkins

Her children and her church. That was Christi Jenkins’ life, said her pastor, Ben A. Baldridge, of New Life Tabernacle, United Pentecostal Church of Edmond. Jenkins, 32, was a teller at the Federal Employees Credit Union, where she had worked for nine years. For the last five years, she was a devoted member of the New Life Tabernacle Church, where she rarely missed a service, Baldridge said. “She was one of the most dedicated mothers and church members,” the pastor said. “Her life was her children and her church.” Her husband, Aldo Jenkins, was a deacon in the church. She taught Sunday school, was a greeter at the church and was active in the ladies’ ministry to sick people, Baldridge said. The couple had four children: Shimar, 16; Shawna, 14; Shelby, 13, and Scott, 11. “Christi was hardworking, diligent and always smiling. That describes her best,” Baldridge said. “She was just a caring person.”