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Katy Funeral Home

23350 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX

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Emorrie Koichi Jenkins

August 26, 1962March 13, 2020

Emorrie Koichi Jenkins was born on August 26, 1962 and passed away on March 13, 2020.

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Kevin Jenkins

March 26, 2020

1st it was Yo (16 years ago) and now Ko. I love both these brothers. Even though we didn’t spend that much time together after we all moved from Milwaukee. One thing was for certain. We loved each other with our hearts and that was genuine. Ko, was a beautiful spirit, his heart was made of gold, he was funny, he was an entrepreneur, creative, smart, husband, father, brother, uncle, son, cousin, and he could be wild and loose (which I loved about this dude). Brah, we were supposed to grow old together like our pops and our uncles. The Jenkins men enjoying life to the fullest. I’m writing this statement in tears but once you saw your pops (uncle E), mom (aunt Jean), and Yo. I knew, we had no chance here on earth on you coming back to us.
I love you bro and will miss you dearly. My heart goes out to Rhonda and your sons. Val and I love you guys with all our hearts.
Cousin,
Kev and Val

Terri Ann Birt (Brown)

March 24, 2020

Koichi was my cousin. We had not seen each other since we were children. My grandmother, Gertrude Brown, was his great- aunt.

I remember Koichi and Yoshi coming over to our house on 13th Street in Milwaukee when we were kids.

My prayers go out to his wife and children and my cousins.

Distance and the deaths of older family members caused us to lose touch but you all remain in my memories.

Jozen Tamori Gibson

March 24, 2020

thank you, dear Ko!

thank you for embodying love, joy, community.

thank you for meeting and accepting me as a cousin, as family, with a huge smile and hug when we first met.

thank you and Rhonda for Jeremy and Jason.

with all my love and blessings as we collectively continue to transition and arrive, in our own ways.

love,
Jozen

Val Jenkins

March 24, 2020

Ko..

Words cannot express the sadness that Kevin and I felt receiving the news of your passing. You were a beloved brother, husband, father, uncle , cousin, and friend and will be deeply missed by everyone that knew and loved you. Our prayers for your wife Rhonda and your sons Jeremy and Jason. Rest In Peace..

Love Always,
Kevin and Val

Shirley Coleman

March 23, 2020

My heart is so heavy right now! I’m really stunned to learn of the recent passing of my cousin/good friend, Koichi! We became close friends when he and his father first started coming to take care of family property in my hometown in MS! He was so easy to get to know. We enjoyed each other’s company! I last spoke with him at length last year and we reminisced about the first time I ever went fishing was with him! I know his smiling face will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
My deepest and sincere condolences to Rhonda and the wonderful young men she and Ko raised!

Velma Jenkins

March 23, 2020

THIS WAS POSTED IN THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL:

Emorrie Koichi “Ko” Jenkins of Katy, Texas, passed away in Houston on March 13, 2020. He was a loving husband to Rhonda and proud father of sons Jason and Jeremy. Ko was a beloved brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and Gruncle Ko. He was a business owner, an avid fisherman, hunter and musician. Koichi was so full of life and laughter, and will be missed by his family and many friends.

Beverly jenkins

March 23, 2020

Rhonda
Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you and your family.

The family of Jerry and Marie Jenkins: Janet, Tina, Bev & Mamie

SHAWNA GANT

March 22, 2020

I was heartbroken to hear about Ko's passing. He and I go back to the early 90's when we worked together at the Houston Press. Komania later became my client with Effectv, a Comcast Company. If you didn't what to know the truth, Ko was not the person to ask. He was always honest and forthright and never failed to bust my chops when I failed to meet his expectations. Back in the day, he told me he was black and said you don't look black to me. He reiterated, by father is black. I said ok, be black if you want to. Recently, he asked me to take him to a soul food restaurant. He wanted some chitterlings. Not trusting a restaurant and how they cleaned and cooked chitterlings, I got my brother in law to cook for him. True to his nature, he said they were okay. I guess they did not taste like what he was used to having. I will miss you. Prayer of comfort lifted for the family during this difficult time of grief.

Christopher Munoz

March 22, 2020

Ko,
Wow I can’t believe you’re gone, we just spoke the other day. I miss you already, so I can’t image what life is going to be without you.

I remember meeting you for the first time at Z-Rock 106.9.
We instantly became friends, heck I remember our first conversation. You were Ko then and you were KOMANIA
until you passed.
No one knows that I was the guy that coined that phrase and you said that you loved it and from that day you were KOMANIA!!

You were the one that I could count on, I hoped you felt the same way about me. In my own way I’ve always felt we had a special bond. Knowing what each other’s thoughts were.

What can I say, you were the dude! You always had the most unique style, hell between us we had our own language, things that we would only say to each other.
You were so much to me that most people will never know. Folks always say, tell people what they mean to you before they’re gone.
I’m sure you knew as we would always tell each other what was going on in our lives, we kept it on the real and I appreciated that about you.

My friend, my buddy the guy I could always count on. I know, I’ve said that already but it’s true.
We had some great times together and I’ll make sure to make some memories with your boys.
Rhonda and the boys were you’re biggest priorities, you were one of the proudest dads, boy you would light up when you talked about them.

I’ll remind them about what a great guy you were before they were even a twinkle in yours and Rhonda's eyes!

Well, I could go and an on but I’ll keep the rest to us,
I’ll talk you soon my friend and hope you’re listening from heaven.
Brothers forever!!!!!!

Moon

Raquel Zeller

March 22, 2020

I first met Ko when I started Coaching Jason in 9U soccer. We were at practice for the first time and we finished practice after about two hours and Jason ran over to his dad and gulped down a bunch of red Gatorade. Ko sat for a few minutes and told Jason you better not drink to much we are getting ready to see how good of a coach she is going to be. He continued to drink and a few minutes later I called the boys over to run suicides. We ran and ran and then Jason puked 🤮. Ko stated ok she’s good to go. They were on my team until high school soccer started. Ko was always willing to make my job easier especially when it came to sponsoring our team which was one of the harder things to do when coaching. My son Zach had many conversations with Ko about sports when the group would hang out at their house. He told me he can still picture Ko standing and looking at them like what the hell are you guys doing? He always made them laugh. He will be dearly missed. Sending our love and prayers to Rhonda and the boys.

FROM THE FAMILY