May 2, 2007
Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford Leland Junior Jenkins, 81, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Mr. Jenkins was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served on the USS Mississippi. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon (2 stars), the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon (8 stars) and the American Area Ribbon for his service. He retired from Georgia-Pacific as a lead man in 1991. He belonged to the O.D. Smith Masonic Lodge #33 and the VFW. Mr. Jenkins was a member of the Yellowleaf Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 5, 2007 from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Sockwell officiating. Interment will be in the Yellowleaf Cemetery, Lafayette County, MS. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Lera R. Jenkins of Oxford, MS; two daughters, Glenda Warren and Debbie Coleman, both of Tula, MS; three sons, Jimmy Jenkins of Millington, TN, Richard Jenkins of Tula, MS and Michael Jenkins of Nashville, TN; two sisters, Alma Raines of Memphis, TN and Alice McLarty of Toccopola, MS; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Jenkins was preceded in death by his parents, Leland Newton and Maudie Mae Jenkins; a son, Stephen Jenkins; nine sisters, Estelle Hanks, Erma Russell, Helen Pippin, Ruby Jenkins, Edna Hanks, Minnie Jourdan, Mae Wells, Dell Ray and Ruth Kinard; one brother, Eugene Jenkins. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803; the Yellowleaf Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles W. Conner, 470 Hwy. 334, Oxford, MS 38655; or the V.F.W., c/o Johnny Swain, 11-A CR 469, Oxford, MS 38655.
Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford Leland Junior Jenkins, 81, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Mr. Jenkins was a veteran of the U.S. Navy who served on the USS Mississippi. He was awarded the Philippine... View Obituary & Service Information
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