Avery Jenkins, born to Alton and Girlie Jenkins on August 14, 1964, fell asleep in death on March 28, 2021. Avery was preceded in death by his father.
He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Emerald; daughter, Brionna (Justin) Little, son, Derick Lassiter; his mother, Girlie P. Jenkins; 4 sisters, Pamela Vaughn, Sharon Baker, Bernadette Jenkins, Amanda Carmichael; 6 brothers, Gerl Jenkins, Dennis (Anita “Jewel”) Jenkins, Joe Jenkins, Gregory (Rondalyn) Jenkins, Alton Jerome Jenkins, and Porter (Ester) Jenkins, a nephew Dana R. Jenkins, who was raised with him like a sibling, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and spiritual brothers and sisters.
He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on December 29, 1984, and remained faithful until his death. Avery enjoyed family vacations and gatherings, also spending time with friends in various congregations. We will miss his contagious smile.
A public viewing will be held Friday, April 2, 2021 from 4:00-5:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 12893 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News. Memorial services will be held online via Zoom on Sunday, April 4, 2021 At 5:00 pm.