Marie, as she was affectionately known by her beloved friends and family was born Mazetta Jenkins on December 5, 1944 to Rozetta and Bassetta Jenkins in Tucson, Arizona. The only child born to this union.
Mazie excelled and made superior grades in grade school receiving various accolades and recognition by her teachers. She continued to thrive in academics even after relocating to San Diego, California with her mother and grandmother, Arlena Johnson (preceded in death). Once settled in California, Mazie became a big sister of four siblings, Denise, Benita, Anthony, and Chanelle whom she loved and cared for as her own, and became a young mother when she had her own three children Susie, Kevin, and Giselle “Gi Gi”. Mazie accepted Christ at an early age and had an undying love for the Lord.
In 1974, Mazie married a handsome young man named Horace Sinegal, and from this union they had two children Kisha and Jonathan. Mazie spent her days as a homemaker and wife. She enjoyed cooking delicious meals for her family, attending New Hope Friendship Baptist Church, where she and Horace had been avid members since the late 80’s. She spent most of her days caring for her own children and grandchildren, as well as children of family friends. When she wasn’t occupied with caring for others,
Mazie loved watching her favorite television soap opera “Young & The Restless”, or singing along to her favorite gospel or soul tune as she was gifted with a beautiful voice.
Mazie was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Mazetta McCoy and Bassetta Jenkins, daughter Susie Hanley, granddaughter Tanika Walker and great-granddaughter Layla Hernandez.
Marie leaves to cherish her memory husband Horace Sinegal; children Kevin Murphy, Gigi Hughes, Kisha Sinegal, and Jonathan Sinegal; siblings Denise Jackson, Benita Gates, Anthony Reed (wife Rita), and Chanelle Dyas (husband Damon); as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Mazie was deeply loved by all that knew her. She was loved by her husband like Christ loved the Church and a great mother and best friend to her youngest son. She was a blessing to have as a mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and loved ones.