JENKINS, Mario C., 66, of Goochland, Va., was called to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 3, 2021. He was born February 21, 1954. He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll Jenkins Sr.; mother, Mary Thornton-Jenkins; and brothers, Lawrence and Carroll Jenkins Jr. Mario graduated from Lancaster High School, Kilmarnock, Va., in 1973 and later attended Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va. He graduated in June 1978, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. From December 1984 until February 1986, he served as a member of the Virginia Air National Guard, Sandston, Virginia Unit, as an Avionics Specialist. Prior to his death, he was self-employed as a subcontractor for LogistiCare, LLC, as an owner-operator driver who transported disabled individuals and Medicare recipients to medical appointments throughout the State of Virginia. While attending Virginia State University, he joined and remained a proud member of the Moddis Phi Moddis Fraternity until the time of his passing. He was a lifelong member of the Richmond, Va. Chapter of Majestic Lodge #263. He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted brother, Linwood Jenkins of Rockledge, Fla.; devoted friend, Yvette Salih of Richmond, Va.; nieces, Pamela, Karen and Kathy of Richmond, Va.; nephews, Frederick DeWorker-Eley of Austin, Texas, Lawrence Jr. of Goochland, Va. and Kevin and Jerome Robinson of Richmond, Va.; aunt, Lillie Thornton of Goochland, Va.; devoted sister-in-law, Jearline Jenkins of Goochland, Va.; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, devoted cousins, other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, Linwood asks that donations be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 4712 River Road West, Goochland, Va. 23063 in Mario's memory. A private graveside service is planned for a later date. Arrangements by Robert Mealy Funeral Home, Goochland, Va.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2021.