OBITUARY

James Homer Jenkins

December 25, 1955April 5, 2019
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James Homer Jenkins, of King George, Virginia, was born on December 25, 1955, in Snow Hill, MD. He was called home into the loving arms of the Lord on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. James, Jimmy or Jenco as he was affectionately known by many, was the son of the late Theodore Jenkins, Jr. and Doretha Shockley Jenkins. James was graduate of Snow Hill High School, later served in the United States Army with the 30th Engineer Battalion and 82nd Airborne Division. He was stationed in Germany for much of his time in service. Returning to civilian life in Virginia, he began his career as an extraordinarily talented automotive and heavy duty diesel technician. Most recently, James was the Co-Founder and Owner of Jenco Services Mobile Truck Repair. With his God gifted talent he was a blessing over the past 13 years to many stranded truck drivers and RV families traveling on the local roads and highways. James touched and earned a special place in many hearts, leaving a lasting impression on those fortunate enough to have known him. He’s been described by some as one of a kind, a true gentleman, hardworking, caring, a genuine man, a big brother and an anchor of support. One of James' true passions in life was coaching little league sports, particularly football. While both of James' sons were standout athletes, he did not have the self serving attitude many other coaches have when coaching their sons. James truly cared about all of the players. The welfare of the kids was just as important to him as their athletic abilities. His compassion and love for the kids had a very positive and long-lasting impact on their lives and was influential in a lot of those boys growing up to be outstanding young men. He had a zest for life, an infectious smile and personality which he used to keep everyone around him laughing to tears and they never know what he would say next. There was never a dull moment when he was present and he brightened every day. James loved his immediate and extended family above all, his closest and dear friends, his beautiful dogs, hot rods, music, dancing and never passed up an occasion to request from his family, their homemade chicken and dumplings. He was a special soul who will be utterly missed on this earth. Memories of James will perpetuate by those he left behind: his sons, Donell Jenkins, Terrance Jenkins, a loving life partner of 15 years, Alicia Colletti, three brothers, Virgil Jenkins, Jerome Jenkins and Maurice Jackson, four sisters Diane Jenkins, Debora Cottman, Pamela Jenkins, and Veronica Fisher along with a multitude of aunts, uncles, in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren, other relatives and friends. James was preceded in death by his beloved parents and sisters Doris Lee Shockley, Patricia Ann Jenkins and Selena Joyce Jenkins.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

James Homer Jenkins

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Margaret (Young) Welcome

April 16, 2019

We had a great upbringing in Snow Hill and many shared experiences that I will never forget. I will remember our growing up fondly. Thanks for all the fun times and laughter, classmate. May your soul now Rest in Heaven!🥀

Class of 1974
Margaret (Young) Welcome

Kathy O'Blinsky

April 16, 2019

Through my dear friend Alicia, my husband and I met James. He certainly was the character. He had a wonderful smile and boy, oh , boy was he protective of his love Alicia. That was part of he is was know; he will be sorely be missed by all his loved ones particularly my dear friend, Alicia. I know how much you loved him and there will be this missing piece in your heart and soul, but, keep that smile on your face because I believe he is in a better place. I cannot imagine such loss but your friends and family are here for you.

Rosetta Bratten, Hargis

April 13, 2019

I am going to miss you cuzin. I remember when we used to go church for family gathering for carbin day and cuzin James would sing. Good time we had in school. You rest in peace now.

Anthony & Rosalind Dale

April 12, 2019

“Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal” to my Classmate Virgil and Jenkins family we send our deepest sympathies. Praying your strength in the Lord and His peace that surpasses all understanding.
Love to all,
Anthony & Rosalind

Regina Brittingham-Holmes

April 12, 2019

I will never forget piling into the car and going to work at Phillips Crab House (1974) and then playing basketball after we got off at 12 midnight in the parking lot. We call worked in the kitchen together. Rest In Peace Jimmy. You will never be forgotten. Virgil I Love you all.

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