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4925 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Richard Anthony Jenkins

June 4, 1962June 20, 2020

Richard Anthony "Tony"Jenkins, age 58 passed away on Saturday June 20, 2020. Richard was born June 4, 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee.He was preceded in death by his father, Rupert Wilton Jenkins; a sister, Rebecca Joan Jenkins, and a brother, Ronald Allen Jenkins.

Called to serve the Lord at an early age, he pursued an ecclesiastical education. He was a graduate of Union University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and received his Ph.D. from Duke University in American Religious History. For several years he taught at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC. As he was able, he taught young adult Sunday School classes within his church.

Richard Anthony "Tony" Jenkins is survived by his wife of nearly 37 years, Pamela McCormick Jenkins; son, Richard William Jenkins (wife Casey) of Memphis and daughter Kaitlyn Olivia Jenkins of Little Rock, AR; his mother, Bernice Jenkins of Gadsen, AL; 4 sisters, Patsy Jones (Howard) of Memphis, Janet Bain of Bruce, Ms, Betty Rogers (Michael) of Gadsen, AL, and Renee' Ragon (Joe) of Milan, TN; a host of nieces & nephews. He was also Papa to his granddaughter, Jillian Jenkins.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Tony's drive-by visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 12 noon until 1:45 PM at Second Baptist Church 4680 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38117. (Please wear a mask, remain in your car, and follow the signs to speak with the family.) The family-only service will begin at 2:00 PM also at the church. His interment will occur at Memphis Memory Gardens, 6444 Raleigh Lagrange Road, Memphis, Tennessee, 38134.

In lieu of flowers, please send any memorials to Second Baptist Church or The Memphis Union Mission. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FamilyFuneralMemphis.com for the Jenkins family.

  • FAMILY

  • Rupert Wilton Jenkins, Father (deceased)
  • Rebecca Joan Jenkins, Sister (deceased)
  • Ronald Allen Jenkins, Brother (deceased)
  • Pamela McCormick Jenkins, Wife
  • Richard William Jenkins (wife Casey), Son
  • Kaitlyn Olivia Jenkins, Daughter
  • Bernice Jenkins, Mother
  • Jones (Howard), Sister
  • Janet Bain, Sister
  • Betty Rogers (Michael), Sister
  • Renee Ragon (Joe), Sister
  • Jillian Jenkins, Granddaughter
  • He also leaves a host of nieces & nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Second Baptist Church
  • The Memphis Union Mission

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Greg Jones

June 23, 2020

Pam: I don’t know if you remember me or not. I was one of Tony’s roommates at Union for the three semesters I was enrolled there. I haven’t seen Tony since 1981. I have many fond memories of our days at Union in 1980-81. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time and the days to come.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY