OBITUARY

Curtis Lewis Jenkins

August 4, 1971March 31, 2021

Curtis Lewis Jenkins, Jr. “TruJinx”, 49 of Roxbury, MA formerly of Bristol and East Hartford, loving father, son, brother, uncle and dear friend, peacefully passed away, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Boston, MA. Curtis was born August 4, 1971 and raised in Bristol, one of four children to Carol (Lefurgey) Caraballo in Manchester and Curtis Jenkins with his wife Frances, in Wilson, NC. Curtis was a professional commercial/residential painter for many years. He was a huge Seattle Seahawks fan, which came with a continuing rivalry with his father, a NY Giants fan and his sister Cynthia, a Dallas Cowboys fan. He, also, enjoyed golfing, playing poker, going to the casino and fishing with his dad & brother. However, what Curtis enjoyed the most was spending time with his daughters and his family. Along with his parents, Curtis will be deeply missed and forever remembered by his twin daughters Olivia and Jada Jenkins of Ellington; a brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Meredith Jenkins in Dorchester, MA; two sisters, Cynthia Jenkins in New Britain and Candida Jenkins in Terryville; his long-time girlfriend, Christine Connelly of Dorchester, MA; several nieces and nephews; extended family; as well as many friends. The Jenkins family will receive friends and relatives Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 11am – 1pm in the D’Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St. East Hartford. The first hour will be open casket and the second hour will be closed. A Celebration of Life honoring Curtis will be at 1:30pm in Crossroads Community Church, 1492 Silver Lane, East Hartford with Craig Jenkins officiating (service to be live streamed, https://www.myccc.church/curtis-jenkins/). Mask wearing and social distancing will be adhered to both in the funeral home and the church. The family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations may be made to Crossroads Community Cathedral, 1492 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT 06108 or Teen Challenge New England, Inc, 1311 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301. To extend online expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopoeh.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Calling Hours

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Church Service

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Live Streaming of Church Services

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial at a Later Date

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Patrick Michael Mitchell

April 15, 2021

He was a Great Nephew to be around with, with my wife Mary Lou or his Aunt and myself and he will be truly missed, from us both here in Hamilton Ontario Canada. He is with God now and in a better place where many of us will be very soon.

Ingrid Turner-Cantrell

April 14, 2021

Oh cousin, how my heart aches. I ask myself, why so much, simply seeing you summers & some Christmas vacations over the years. If my ache is so severe, I am praying for those who were with you more, as they must have the pain that only God and time will heal. Maybe it was your devotion to show love in a real way. I am sure you shared that with others, When you talked to me it was dedicated conversation with me, listening and talking taking that time. Very few have that skill, and you younger than me naturally showed that focus, and love was felt. Could it be the ever present levity and lightness in easy laughter that spread to us all. When were we not laughing with and ‘at’ Curtis’ pranks and crazy stories. Best memory is, all of the girls giving you a makeover while you slept. Were you truly asleep or being a great dad and cousin to them all. Either way your face with the makeup is burned into my memory and I smile. Perhaps it was you vs the golf club. That plays in my mind as a video and my heart aches as I laugh at the exchange after. You were not my perfect cousin as none of us are. God is our guide with our free will. You were my cousin who showed love to me as if I were there always, not a part time cousin. Perhaps my heart aches because I cannot look forward to seeing you at the next family gathering and I will never struggle to release myself from one of your vice like hugs again. Oh, how it hurts ‘my being’, that I fought to get away. I needed more hug time. That is why it aches so.... 2Kings 2:9; After they had crossed, Eliyahu said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken away from you.” Elisha said, “Please! Let a double share of your spirit be on me!”

Martha Wiggins

April 13, 2021

I just love this nephew so much my heart is broken I know you are in the arms of God rest in peace my love

Tonya Davis

April 10, 2021

I was so sorry to hear about the death of your love one praying God comfort and strength through this most difficult time but knowing that we care and prayers are being prayed on your behalf God is our refuge and strength an ever-present help in trouble

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY