Moultrie Observer


November 25, 2013

Ornsby Jenkins Jr.

MOULTRIE — Ornsby Jenkins Jr., 56, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Kirby, Miss. Marshall’s Funeral Home, 255 Highway 184 E. in Bude, Miss., will be in charge of the funeral service. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Roxie, Miss. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Jenkins was born June 24, 1957, in Franklin County, Miss., to the late Ornsby Jenkins Sr. and the late Carrie Vanderson Jenkins.

He was employed as a diesel mechanic for Jenkins Trucking for six years. He was a member of Flame of Praise Church. A graduate of Franklin County High School Class of 1976, he moved to Moultrie in 2005 from Roxie, Miss. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on trucks, football and spending precious time with the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Danelle Jenkins; two brothers, Ornsby Earl Jenkins and Randolph Jenkins; two sisters, Jessie Jenkins Banks and Catherine Jenkins; and two nephews, Keith Jenkins and Vincent Jenkins.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Johnson Jenkins of Moultrie; four sons, Jason Jenkins of Minneapolis, Minn., Shomari Jenkins of Natchez, Miss., Demond Jenkins of Tampa, Fla., and Micheal Jenkins of Ft. Louis, Wash.; three daughters, Tonya Jenkins of Hattiesburg, Miss., Tora Jenkins of Tampa, Fla., and Denise Jenkins of Roxie, Miss.; two brothers, Jerry Jenkins and Marshall Jenkins, both of New Orleans, La.; two sisters, Emma Jenkins of Roxie, Miss., and Gene Riggs of Baton Rouge, La.; four grandchildren; four special friends, Roosevelt Rogers of Roxie, Miss, and Rudy Harrison, Kenny Reese and Joey Tillery, all of Moultrie; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Luke Strong and Son Mortuary Chapel in Moultrie.

Final arrangements have been entrusted to Luke Strong and Son Mortuary.

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