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Melvin Jenkins


1935 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Melvin Jenkins Obituary
ODESSA Melvin Jenkins, affectionately known as "Junior Jenkins," was born February 28, 1935 in Lott, Texas (Falls County) to the late Melvin Jenkins and Emma Zeno.

He married Pearlie Mae Wallace in 1950, and they moved to Odessa, TX.

Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Pearlie Mae Jenkins. Three sons; Jerry (Sharon) and Milton of Houston, Melvin III of Odessa. Five daughters; Ruby, Jo Ann (Ray), Mary (Billy), & Dianne (Darren) of Odessa, Vera (Ernest) of Indiana. Four sisters; Suddie (Cooley) Jackson, of San Antonio, Mary (Jimmy) Finley of Ft. Worth, Elizabeth (Greg) Burden of Grand Prairie, and Sabrina Jenkins-Ehiemua of Houston. Four brothers; Johnny Ray Zeno and Thurman Henry Zeno of San Antonio, Archie Zeno of Waco, and Plez (Charmaine) Jenkins of Springfield, Virginia. He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be Friday, March 18, 2011 from 5-9 p.m. at the St. James Baptist Church, 300 S. Hancock St., Odessa, TX.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. James Baptist Church, Rev. R.T. McNeil officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jackie Warren Funeral Home, Midland, TX.
Published in Odessa American on Mar. 18, 2011
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