Virginia “Ginny” Lucile Jenkinson

January 5, 1949 - December 29, 2021

Virginia “Ginny” Lucile Jenkinson, 72, a resident of Estero, FL for the past 20 years, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 with family by her side in Estero. She was born January 5, 1949 in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Laura Divita, who preceded her in death along with her sister.

Ginny was of the Catholic faith. She attended Our Lady of Light Catholic Church. She graduated from Maine East High School and Carthage College. She worked for Crate and Barrel in their bookkeeping department before joining her dad in the tire and automotive industry. She became a longtime co-owner/operator in the field of automotive repair and tire sales and was a dealer direct for Goodyear Tire and Kelly Springfield Tire before moving to Florida in 2000. She was involved in her community neighborhood, Island Club over the years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and being physically active outdoors.

She is survived by her loving children, Christine Gulotta (Christopher) of Fort Myers, FL, Joe Jenkinson of Boca Raton, FL, Katy Jenkinson of Grass Range, MT, and Kelly Graley (Eric) of North Fort Myers, FL; sister, Lori Divita of Arlington Heights, IL; eight grandchildren, Josie, Rachel, Evie, Bella, Colton, Sofia, Avery and Veda; as well as many extended family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

Memorial Contributions in memory of Virginia Lucile Jenkinson are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N, Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Ginny participated for many years in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Melia Jan 3, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Family, So sorry for your loss-that bright smile and ready wit. Strength and grace for you all.

  2. Peter Divita Jr Jan 3, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    I am very sad to hear of Virginia’s passing. We shared many wonderful times growing up in the Divita family andI will always remember her as little Virg.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

  3. Alex Halvorsen Jan 9, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    My thoughts are with the family. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Jenkinson. She was always so kind and had such a warming smile.

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