Obituary for Fri., Oct. 5, 2018

Published 11:58 pm Thursday, October 4, 2018


Mr. James Anderson Jenkins of Springdale, Md., passed away peacefully on Sept. 25, 2018. James was born in Andalusia, on Sept. 3, 1937, to James Bryant and Annie Murl Jenkins and was the oldest of three children. He married the former Margaret Genell Jones of Dozier, in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 12, 1963.

James received his early education in Andalusia at the Covington County Training School, where he graduated in 1956. He continued his education at Alabama A&M University, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in education and mechanical arts. James worked for the federal government where his career spanned more than three decades (31 years). His assignments included the General Services Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. He retired in 1994, as a management analyst after a distinguished career, receiving many commendations for his outstanding work.

He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; two daughters, Felicia Jenkins of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Synthia Jenkins of Laurel, Md.; two grandchildren, Braedon Jenkins and Janai Foster; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., today, Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, at Sargent Memorial Presbyterian Church 5109 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20019.

Expressions of condolences and flowers can be sent to the church.