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1011 Augusta Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 242-1144
Fax: (864) 232-4636
James Jenkins

James Michael "Shine" Jenkins

Thursday July 30, 1953 - Friday March 29, 2019
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“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”  II Timothy 4:7 KJV
Mr. James Michael Jenkins, affectionally known as “Shine” by family and friends, was born on July 30, 1953, to the late James Jenkins Sr., and Shirley Henry Jenkins. The Lord called James home on March 29, 2019.
James was a product of the Greenville County School System and graduated from Wade Hampton High School in 1972.  Upon completing high school, he entered into the United States Marine Corps where he specialized as a riffle technician. After serving his country for many years, James returned to Greenville and attended Greenville Technical College where he earned his certification in auto mechanics and worked as a successful auto mechanic until his retirement.
James was a faithful member of Mount Calvary Interdenominational Church in Anderson, S.C. where he worked in the media ministry and recorded the weekly Sunday services; he later attended Nicholtown Missionary Baptist Church until his health declined.
James was a proud, stylish man who loved his family. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and spending time with his grandchildren.
His memory will forever be cherished by his three daughters, Kayla Jenkins-Edwards of Miami, FL, Maya Fedrick (Jonathan) of Dallas, NC, and Jamie Walker of Greer, SC; three sisters, Dianne Black (Gerald) of Spartanburg, SC, and Rochelle Jenkins and Christine McClellan, both of Greenville, SC; one brother, David Gibson of Seattle, WA; a devoted companion, Ms. Delores Rodgers; six grandchildren, Kristan, Malik, Madison, Morgan, Julisa and Tiyana; one great-grandchild, Genesis; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday April 7, 2019 | 2:30pm
    Sunday April 7, 2019 2:30pm
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Monday April 8, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Monday April 8, 2019 1:00pm
    M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery
    140 Inway Dr
    ANDERSON, SC 29621
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Private Condolence

Gloria D. Clark

Posted at 10:47am
Rest peacefully, Shine. We love you.
The Dirton Family

Gail Richardson

Posted at 12:32pm
To the Family of Michael Jenkins,
Sending my condolences & prayers to the family.

Christine E. Sweeney

Posted at 06:34pm
To the Jenkins-Black Family: Diane, it sadden me to hear of Michael "Shine" passing; I remember the good times we use to share when we all attended J.E. Beck High and Michael's outgoing personality. I too know how it feels to lose a brother. I remember how close the two of you were. My prayers are with you and your family at this time and remember to reach out and ask the Lord for greater comfort and strength in the days ahead!
Christine E. Sweeney Class of '71

C Chisolm

Posted at 10:43pm
I am sorry for the loss of your loved one,
Me. James Jenkins. Expressing my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort sustain each one of you during your time of grief. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. To receive words of comfort from the bible, please visit our website JW.ORG. There is an encouraging Brochure entitled " When Someone You Love Dies." that will truly give your family words of comfort from the Bible.

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