Corey William Faulkner was born to Joseph Jenkins II and Pamela Faulkner on June 4, 1964, in Scranton, Pa. Devoted, cherished, and raised by his grandparents, Frank and Arentha Faulkner, Corey was educated in Scranton at Audubon, East Scranton, and graduated from Scranton Technical High School.
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Corey was well known in the community in which he lived even as a little boy as he would terrorize pedestrians in the neighborhood as he rode his infamous "Big Wheel". Corey was a loyal member of a closely knitted network of school friends in Scranton and was respected by the parents of those friends as well. He joined the US Army in 1983 and received an honorable discharge and was later joined in holy matrimony in 1989 with his childhood sweetheart, Cassandra McGowan. Corey secured employment with PP&L in Scranton, and after moving to Harrisburg, transferred to that PP&L location. He was a hard worker and quick learner, excelled in each position he held despite a temporary illness. At the time of his death he had been employed for over 20 years.
Corey was a loving and devoted son, a wonderful husband, brother, and friend. He was selflessly generous with his time and resources to the needs of others. Though Corey did not have children of his own he was a devoted father figure and mentor to many children and they dearly loved him. After suffering a serious stroke and his family being told he had but 48 hours to live, God blessed him with another year, two months and two days in which to renew his relationship with Jesus Christ, and to be cherished and loved by his family and friends.
Corey leaves to cherish wonderful memories his father, Joseph Jenkins; his mother, Pamela Long; his step-father, Michael Long; sisters, Deirdre Smith, Lamica Long, LaRhonda Lanier, and Lawanda Long; brothers, Michael Smith, Joseph Jenkins, Brian Jenkins, Jason Kelly, Carlos Long, and Zanjicano Long. Also a loving uncle, Everette Jenkins; step-mother, Patricia Faulkner; grandmother, Julia Clark; loving godmother, Elizabeth Dickens; loving best friend, Sherman Allen; a host of devoted nephews, nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews and many childhood friends and devoted co-workers at PP&L.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1926 Wayne Ave., Scranton. Interment will follow in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave., Scranton, and on Saturday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. in the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1926 Wayne Ave., Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the Boys & Girls Club of NEPA, 609 Ash St., Scranton, PA 18510-1047.
Go to www.millerbeanfh.com for additional funeral information, directions, or to submit an online condolence card.
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 4, 2012