My family was very blessed to have Odessa “Dessie” Cabbagestalk Williams Jenkins in our lives. Dessie moved to Beaufort the day my older brother George was born in 1956 and started working with our family two weeks later. She stayed with us for the next thirty-seven years.
Dessie was part of my life from the day I was born, and I was with her on the day she died at the age of ninety. My mother retur