- ADVERTISEMENT -

Prince William Jenkins Jr.

WILLIAMSBURG - Prince William Jenkins, Jr., entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 27, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was a native of Savannah, Georgia. He was born on November 4, 1932, the oldest and only son born to the late Leola and Prince W. Jenkins, Sr. In 1951, he graduated from Beach High School, Savannah, Georgia. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and later, he enlisted in the United States Army. He proudly served his country in the Army for twenty years and was Honorably Discharged, in 1973. Prince was united in Holy Matrimony with Margaret Jenkins and they would have celebrated fifty-two years of wedded bliss on November 4th, which was also Princes' Birthday. For over thirty-six years, Prince was a faithful member of St. John Baptist Church, Williamsburg. He was an honorary member of the Senior Usher Board and was currently in charge of the Junior Ushers. He was a member of the Men's Brotherhood of his church. Prince was also a die-hard Dallas Cowboys Fan. He was the Vice-President of the Carver Gardens Civic Association and a former member of the Golden Wheels United Van Club. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 368. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Jenkins. He leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving wife, Margaret G. Jenkins; his children, Prince Jerome Jenkins (Debra), R. Felecia Norman, Bryan Keith Jenkins (Lorretta) and Jewel Davis; his seven grandchildren; his three great-grandchildren; his sisters, Barbara Johnson (Jimmy), Carolyn Berry (Larry) and Ann Donaldson; and a host of other loving relatives and many caring friends. A funeral service, celebrating the life he lived, will be held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2013, in St. John Baptist Church, 1397 Penniman Road, with the Rev. Walter Hudson officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will follow in the church cemetery. Family and friends will assemble at 123 Drew Road by 12:00 noon on Saturday. Mr. Jenkins may be viewed from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday, in the funeral home Professional service entrusted to the staff of Whiting's Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011.

Published in Daily Press on Jan. 31, 2013
- ADVERTISEMENT -