Michael Vincent Jenkins
September 20, 1977 – March 21, 2020
Jenkins, Michael Vincent, age 42, passed away on March 21, 2020. He was preceded in death in 2019 by his mother, Phyllis Anne Jenkins. He is survived by his son Jacob Jenkins of Beavercreek, OH, his father John D. Jenkins, Miami Township, OH, his sister Michelle (Chad) Landis of Chicago, IL and two nieces Allison and Annemarie Landis, and many uncles, aunts and cousins in the Dayton area and throughout the country.
Mike was a 1996 graduate of Beavercreek High School. He enjoyed spending time with his son, reading, walking his dog, and watching sports- especially Reds Baseball and Ohio State Football.
Mike was an active partner at Shelter Church, Kettering Ohio where he was known for his early arrival for services on Sunday morning, assisting with the slides for services and his fellowship. He would come at a moment’s notice to assist the church with any need. The family is very grateful to his church for providing him a faith home, as well as the true kindness, love, compassion, and friendship shown to Michael.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 13th, 2021at 12:15 following the regular Sunday Worship Service at Shelter Church, Dayton OH, 1441 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, OH 45429. www.shelterchurch.tv. All are welcome to attend worship @11am with the family or arrive for memorial @12:15pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider sending donations in Michael’s memory the Shelter Recovery Mission at Shelter Church: https://shelterchurch.churchcenter.com/giving. Condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Michael Vincent Jenkins
April 2, 2020
To Mike’s family- My deepest condolences to you in this time. I still can’t believe that Mike is gone. We haven’t seen each other in such a long time but we talked every day. We were only weeks away from a planned and booked trip where we were finally going to get to hang out again. We were both ready to act like kids again. I’m so sad that it won’t happen now. Mike was such a fantastic person who always knew the meaning of being a true friend. He was very kind and always showed the best of hospitality on my visits to Ohio (as did his parents) I’ll always have the most amazing memories of our adventures together and will always be grateful to him for the amazing life experiences that I otherwise would never have known. I know if it weren’t for Mike I would never have jumped out of an airplane or made a spontaneous drive out of the country. He taught me that sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone to really enjoy life. He had a tremendous love for his family, his friends, and his Church and will forever be missed but never forgotten.
March 28, 2020
One of the last times me and Mike got to hang out we of course started out by meeting at Fricker’s for some wings then made our way over to the movie theatre. The movie we were seeing was “Joker” based off the insane villain from Batman. We were about halfway through the movie when Mike leans over and says “Man, and I thought we had problems.” If we weren’t the only ones in the theatre I am more than positive we would have been asked to leave for laughing so much. (like that time at Kroger but that’s another story.) He was my brother and one of my closest friends and I am going to miss him dearly.