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Gerald Jenkins

February 19, 1961 — November 26, 2022

Aurora, CO

Gerald Lynn Jenkins was born on February 19, 1961 to Johnetta Jenkins and Earl Ray Penney. He was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma and was the 5th Child born to his Mother Johnetta Jenkins and was raised together with his siblings. His mother later moved her family to Denver, Colorado when he was 2 years of age to give them a fresh start.

Gerald was educated in the Denver Public School System and attended East High School, he later received his GED from Emily Griffith Technical School and went on to attend Cosmetology School where he enjoyed being in the presence of the ladies.

Although Gerald never married he was considered Step Dad too many that Loved and adored him. He would often speak about his Bonus Children with much admiration.

In 2010, Gerald met the Mother to his only biological child Cassandra Morgan, in August 2011.  Gerald’s Prayers were finally answered as they welcomed; Master Andrew Lynn Jenkins into this world. From the day of Andrew’s birth until the day Gerald left this earthly journey, the two of them were inseparable. Andrew was the apple of Gerald’s eye and he was so proud to have a son of his own.

In 2012 Gerald met and began a relationship with Ms. Terry Milon who he cared for dearly. Gerald loved her and she loved him and they remained together until his death. Terry loved and accepted Andrew as her own and that relationship remains strong to this very day.

Gerald worked in the Restaurant industry most of his life; from Cooking to Waiting Tables to Food delivery across the Denver Metro Area.

His most recent positions were delivering food for Door Dash and he recently got acknowledged as being a top Dasher and was awarded a nice Dinner. He also was delivering Pizza for Dominoes. Working that night shift was definitely his thing.

Although Gerald had a bit of a mean streak and was stubborn at times he was also funny, witty, kind, caring, sincere, compassionate and helpful with a huge heart; he was a fun loving Dad and an overall good Man who had his faults as we all do.

Gerald had a soft spot in his heart for the homeless, he would often fix plates to hand out and would go to food banks just to give it to someone in need. He would also handout boxes of Pizza that the restaurant would otherwise throw away.

Gerald would often carry old Coats, Jackets and Shoes in his trunk to give to someone he seen in need, Gerald would give his last dollar if they asked. Gerald was always there to support Family and Friends when it came to Moving and light household repairs. He was just a phone call away for the ones he loved.

Gerald was a Momma’s boy who Loved and cared for her dearly. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for Mother and things never were quite the same since she left him in May of this year; he struggled daily with her being gone.

Gerald was baptized at an early age at Scotts United Methodist Church where he his Mother and siblings also attended.

Although Gerald didn’t attend Church regularly as an adult however he did love the Lord, You could often hear him listening to the Audio Bible and he would sit alone listening to that good old Gospel Music. His favorite being Break Every Chain by Tasha Cobb Leonard.

God seen that Gerald was getting tired as his health began to fail so be called him home to eternal rest on November 26, 2022 at a friend’s home where he was visiting.

Gerald is proceeded in death by his loving Mother Johnetta Jenkins Brother Warren Gay and Sisters Michelle Penney, Una Lee, and Denise Lee.

Those left to cherish his precious memories and carry on this tedious journey include his  Loving Son, Master Andrew Lynn Jenkins; His two Bonus Daughters, Tiffiany and Sheilia Levias-Dawson, His Companion (Fiance) Ms. Terry Lynn Milon his siblings Kevin Wayne Wilson, Michael Lewis Jenkins, Cheryl Lee and Darcel Lee.

Extended Family and close childhood friends Thomas Dawson and Debra Dawson. A host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, other relatives and numerous friends.

Daddy’s Hands [A group of people posing for the camera Description automatically generated]

I remember Daddy’s hands, folded silently in prayer.

I remember my Daddy’s hands reaching out to hold me when I had that nightmare.

You read quite a story, for word after word was power. I remember my Daddy’s hands as they patted me on my back. There are things that I’ve forgotten that I loved about that man, but I’ll always remember that Love in my Daddy’s hands.

Daddy’s hands were soft and kind when I was crying, Daddy’s hands were hard as steel when I done something wrong.

Daddy’s hands weren’t always gentle but I’ve come to understand.

There was always Love in my Daddy’s hands. I remember Daddy’s hands working “til they bled. Daddy’s hands sacrificed unselfishly just to keep me fed. If I could do things over I’d do my life again. And never take for granted the Love in my Daddy’s hands.

Daddy’s hands were soft and kind when I was crying in his hands.

Daddy’s hands weren’t always gentle but now I understand there was always Love in my Daddy’s hands.

“I Love You Daddy” Master Andrew Jenkins

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Visitation

Monday, December 12, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Pipkin Braswell Serenity Chapel

6601 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220

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Celebration of Life

Monday, December 12, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Pipkin Braswell Serenity Chapel

6601 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220

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