Mr. Jesse Morris Jenkins, the twelfth of sixteen children, was born into this life on
March 10, 1939 inAlexander City, Alabama to the late Mr. Mance Jenkins and Mrs. Alma Johnson Jenkins.

Jesse accepted Christ at an early age at Hillabee Church of God and Christ and worshipped at various local churches throughout the Metropolitan Atlanta area. After graduating from Laurel High School in Alexander City, Alabama. He later moved to Birmingham, Alabama where he worked various jobs. There he met Barbara Allen.

Jesse and Barbara moved to Washington, D.C. in 1959 and were married on June 10, 1961. To this union Pamela Denise (1962) and Eric Morris (I964) were born. The family resided in the Washington, D.D. ann Maryland area, which they spent many enjoyable years with the Sharp,Allen,Holliingsworth,Davis and Burton families and friends.

In May of 1976, the Jenkins family moved to the Atlanta area. There, Jesse was employed as manager of various Big Star Food Stores in and around the Atlanta area for many years. where he also retired.

Jesse's greatest joy was his family. Especially his grandchildren,Jazz Renee, Sway Morris and Bren Eric who he visited often in Kansas City, Missouri. He also loved good gospel music which he was one of the original members of the legendary Friendly Brothers of Alexander City. Alabama.

Jesse was preceded in death by his father, mother and ten siblings.
Jesse, leaves to cherish his memory celebrate his life and a legacy of love: his devoted wife of 53 years, Mrs. Barbara Allen Jenkins; one daughter, Ms. Pamela
Denise Pryon of Atlanta, Georgia; one son, Mr. Eric Morris (Felicia) Jenkins of
Kansas City, Missouri; two brothers, Mr. Lonnie (Vercie) Jenkins, of Cleveland,
Ohio, Mr. Tommy Jenkins of Alexander City, Alabama; three sisters, Ms. Marynell
Jenkins of Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. Edlean Givens of LosAngles, Califomia; Ms. Vontwill Macklin of Louisville, Kentucky; in-laws, Mr. William (Jackie)Allen of waldorf, Maryland, Ms. Margret Gibson of Washington, D.C., Mr. Ben F,-,Sharp l
(Shannon) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Ms. Rea Sharp of Washington, D.C.; Ms. Lovenia Jenkins of Alexander City, Alabama, Ms. Elouise Jenkins of Detroit,
Michigan, Ms. Willa Dean Jenkins of Wedowee, Alabama, and a host of nieces,
nephews and relatives.