Wadyce Felton Jenkins
1948 - 2021
Howard Funeral Home - Ludowici
57 Oak St NW
Ludowici, GA
Wadyce Felton Jenkins, 73, died Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the SGHS – Brunswick Campus. He was a lifelong resident of McIntosh County. You don't go too many places in McIntosh County and mention the name Wadyce Jenkins without hearing a story about how he was such a great man.
Wadyce grew up in the Jenkins General Store with his 7 brothers, 1 sister, mother, and father. Wadyce learned how to give freely and take care of others firsthand from his parents, Olive and Olney Jenkins. The family attended South Newport Baptist Church where Wadyce and his brothers helped build the old sanctuary. In high school, Wadyce was an all-star basketball player helping his team to the final four in the state championship his senior year. He continued to play basketball in college where he earned his degree in education.
Wadyce was an intellectual man, always reading and wanting to learn new things. After many years working in the school system, Wadyce went on to earn a Doctor of Law from Mercer University. Wadyce touched the lives of many people. He was a life-long educator, history buff, people person (never meeting a stranger), basketball star, coach, mentor, and caregiver. But above all of those, he was a husband, a daddy, a papa, a brother, and an uncle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Olney and Olive Howard Jenkins, brother, Dennis Jenkins, nephew, Jeff Jenkins, and honorary brother, Abe Brown.
Survivors are his wife, Barbara Lane Jenkins of Townsend; daughters and sons-in-law, Mandy and David Morgan of Townsend, Jill and Bud Lott of Hubert, NC, Ellen and Artie Prendergast of Sileby, England, and Tivi Theollyn of Tumwater, WA; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Clark LaRoche of Townsend; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Jackie Jenkins of St. Augustine, FL, Dale Jenkins and Virgil Jenkins of Darien, Lee and Pam Jenkins of Townsend, Keith and Jodi Jenkins of Crescent, and Ronnie Jenkins of Brunswick; grandchildren, Alexis, Dylan, Caroline, Charles, Devon, Tyd, and Henry; great-grandchildren, Faith and Taylor; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday, July 15 at 3 PM at South Newport Baptist Church with Rev. David Riddle officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Burial will be private.
Active pallbearers will be nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be the 1966 Darien High School basketball team members.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici
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Published by Coastal Courier from Jul. 13 to Jul. 20, 2021.
2:00p.m. - 3:00p.m.
South Newport Baptist Church
, GA
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South Newport Baptist Church
, GA
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He was a man to be admired. He had such Integrity, Ambition and Drive in him. He wanted that for everyone he came in contact with. And for that I am Blessed to have known him (school). Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.
Annette Sumner-Williams
July 17, 2021
Mr Jenkins was always a kind and helpful person to assist in all the years spent with the Liberty County School System.
JoAnn (Jody) Herrell Edwards Forbes
July 14, 2021
Prayers and sympathy for the whole family. Hearing this brought back many memories. "Wade" coached our youth all-star team (with Ike Maulden Sr.) to the state championship game in basketball when I was 11 or 12 years old. Wade was competitive and knew how to get the best out of you. He was a mentor to me and others and he will be missed.
Chris Brady
July 13, 2021
Extending heartfelt sympathy to the entire family....
Phyllis McIver
July 12, 2021
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