On Tuesday, January 9, 2007, God looked down upon "Georgie Boy" and said, "Well done, George, my good and faithful servant. Through Grace and mercy I have a promise of eternal life to you that begins on this day, at this moment." It was then that "Georgie Boy" went to sleep in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Reverend George DeWayne Jenkins was born July 5, 1964. He was the fifth of five children born to Chester and Dorothy Jenkins in Dickinson, Texas. At an early age, he was baptized at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Dickinson, Texas. George moved to Galveston as a young man where he met and married Felecia Session on July 6, 1987. This marriage lovingly nurtured four children and lasted 19 year, until his death. During this time, George worked for some years as a Floor Technician and later he received his license as an ordained minister at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Galveston, Texas under the leadership of Reverend Herman Lewis. George became a member of Macedonia Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend A. W. Colbert and later he joined St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Galveston, Texas under the leadership of Reverend Charles E. Wheat.
George was preceded in death by his parents; Chester Jenkins Sr., and Dorothy Dixon Jenkins. His life will be celebrated in blessed remembrance by four children, Georlisa, Shante, George Jr. and Dante Jenkins and one granddaughter, LaTreasure Gongora. Other survivors include three sisters, Linda Curl (Mike) and Pam (C. W.) Reed of Dickinson, Texas and Almetra (Holland) Jones of Galveston; three brothers, Chester Jr. of Dickinson; Gregory Jenkins (Faye) of Clear Lake and Lester DeRouen (Karen) of DeSoto, Texas. Also remembering him are his adoptive moms, Elizabeth (John) Mack; Mama Pearl Underwood of Galveston, Texas and Eva Spencer of Dickinson, Texas; sisters-in-law, Mary Session and Shirley Reagins of Galveston, Texas; brother-in-law James Session; uncles, Otis (Roberta); Mike (Annette); Leslie (Jean) and R. D. (Ruby) Jenkins; aunts, Gertrude Rollins and Irene (George) Goffney; Audrey (Archie) Walker; Alice (Raymond) Jones of Texas City and Elvina (C. B.) Thompsn of Ocean Side, California; grand-uncle, affectionately known as Uncle Big A. and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held at Wynn Funeral Home on Sunday, January 14, 2007 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. followed by a wake, also at the funeral home from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2007, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend Charles E. Wheat will officiate. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston.
Flowers, memorials and card may be sent to Wynn Funeral Home, 602-32nd Street, Galveston, Texas; 409/621-1677.