Jose Antwon Jenkins Jr.
2003 - 2021

On Jan. 6, 2003, a King was born, Jose Antwon Jenkins Jr., in Michigan City, Indiana, to Jose A. Jenkins Sr. and Shontelle Jenkins.

Jose A. Jenkins, 18, affectionately known as "Moehead," got his nickname from his uncle Scott.

Jose accepted Christ at an early age. He was a Michigan City High School graduate Class Of 2021, and a former Blackhawk at Westville High School. He was enrolled at Calumet College of St. Joseph for Spring 2022. He was employed at Hearthside Food Solution, but also worked alongside his dad. Jose loved the game of basketball, dancing, making people laugh, enjoyed making money and being the counselor to everyone. Jose had a soft heart and a very strong mind. He was the excitement of the party.

Jose was called home on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. He was preceded in death by his bestfriend/sister, Kamilion Jenkins; one brother, Brentall Hurt; his great-grandparents, George (Xenia) Jenkins and Robert (Elnora) Hogan Sr., Betty Joiner, Mary Oliver and William Kimble; two great-uncles, Gerald and Gary Jenkins; three aunts, Pearlie Oliver, Rosetta Minley and Betty Ruth Howard; and four cousins, Yakee Muhammed, Lawrence Cooper, Cameron Knox and Gilbert Bush Jr.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 123 Helen St., Michigan City, Indiana, 46360, with Dr. Stanley Mason to officiate and Rev. Donald Hogan to give Eulogy. Burial to follow immediately following service where he will be laid to rest peacefully right next to his sister, Kamilion.

Jose leaves to cherish his memories, his parents, Jose (Kathy) Jenkins and Shontelle (Brandon) Hogan-Abrons, both of Michigan City, Indiana; his siblings, Antonio Hurt of Santan Valley, Arizona, Sierra (Damen) Anthony of Las Vegas, Nevada, Kahlia (Darius) Dunning of La Porte, Indiana, Kyanna Jenkins Winston of Salem, North Carolina, Alexis (Desmond) Tompkins of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Kaileigh Johnson of Michigan City, Indiana; grandparents, Georgina Jenkins, Jose Crosby and Ruth Banks, all of Michigan City, Indiana, and Rev. Donald (Genevia) Hogan of Madison, Wisconsin; uncles, Lawrence Kimble, Scott (LaKisha) Pender, Don Hogan Jr., Robert Horton and Timothy Hogan; aunts, Ardora Hogan, Ebony (Mister) Austin, Ivory (Greg) Jenkins and Joia Sangs; cousins, but more like siblings, Kivian Pender, and LaQunn Wilson, and DaCorai McDuuffie; special cousins, Skyiesha Pender, Tyallah Kimble, Jalyn Orzech, Kandi Williams, Vinson Henderson Jr., Shavonne Oliver and Ijena Jenkins; special brothers and sisters, Dontarius Phillips, Abrile, Brittany and Brian Abrons; special Bluddas; Caron McKinney, T'Lijah Robinson, Godsisters: Keshyanna Cooper, DeJah Johnson, Gwen Johnson and Imunque Dantzler; special friends, Omarion Hatch, Shelly Miller, Tahari Watson, Javont Hodges, Evan Bush, Desmond Hawkins, Donya Grant, Jamie Hodges, Alysses Bohle, Rai'Myre McCormick, Johnasia Bernard, Aniya Kennedy and Kenaan Tucker; basketball coaches, Thomas Wells, Antonio Hurt, William Walker, Tatiana Rodriquez, Nate Morzonksi, Dre Grant and Drew Eubank; and 19 nieces and nephews, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Jose is now with his best friend/sister, Kamilion Jenkins, and they both will be sorely missed!!!!

Published by La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 25, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
123 Helen St., Michigan City, IN
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Prayers and condolences to the family, friends, and the community. To know Jose was to love him!
James & Kathy Walker
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