Jenkins, Lewis Vernon
Birth: Friday, January 30, 1942 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Lexington Park, Maryland
Death: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at the age of 74
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Lewis Vernon Jenkins, 74, of Lexington Park, MD passed away June 7, 2016 at Chesapeake Shores in Lexington Park, MD. He was born January 30, 1942 in Washington, DC to Vernon Stanford Jenkins of Loudoun, VA and Marguerite Adele Harmon of Washington, DC.
Predeceased by his parents, his brothers, Robert Stanford Jenkins and John Wayne Jenkins and his sister, Carol Lee Ridgely. Lewis is survived by his brothers, Michael Allen Jenkins and William Douglas Jenkins and his sisters, Patricia Anne Yurisa and Kelly Lynn Armiger. He also is survived by many nieces, nephews and loving friends.
After serving in the United States Air Force in the early 1960's, Lewis moved back to Calvert County with his family. He worked in the printing industry for 30 years. He went on to find his true calling in life by helping and serving others as a counselor, friend and volunteer for various organizations: Alcoholics Anonymous, Calvert County Treatment Center, Waldon Sierra, Jude House and Mercy House. He worked up until his illness this past winter helping people for St. Mary's Warm Nights by driving homeless people to shelters so they could find warmth and a hot meal on cold weather nights.
Lewis was a kind-hearted man with a big heart. He loved God, Country, veterans, his family and friends. Lewis was a die-hard Washington Redskin fan. He also enjoyed fishing, crabbing and living near the Chesapeake Bay. Lewis cherished his American Indian heritage and collected Indian memorabilia. He also enjoyed watching movies of all varieties.
Family will have a Memorial Life Celebration service on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm for Lewis at the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be private. Arrangements by Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.