David S. Jenkins

Sunrise: March 1, 1940

Sunset: April 13, 2021


Deacon David Shelvin Jenkins on April 12, 2021, God sent for David and he came to him.

David was born March 1, 1940 to the late Mr. Earnest and Mrs. Janie Langley Jenkins.  Out of the union were nine siblings.  David was born in Tarlboro, North Carolina.  David was educated in Tarlboro , North Carolina Public Schools System. And later joined the United States Army.  He served two terms in Vietnam War.

David was a gifted person with many talents and had no problem using what God entrusted him with to serve others.  He was known for his delicious cooking and building everything his hands could find to do.

David was known by his family and friends as Deacon David, Dave, PaPa and granddad.

He leaves to celebrate his legacy his wife, Pastor Gale Jennings Jenkins, of Chesapeake, one Son, David D. Jenkins (Teresa) OF Suffolk, Virginia; four daughters, Jeanie Pettaway Arnold (Pastor Dale) of Georgia; Mechele A. Jacobs, Northern, Virginia; Nefeteria N. Jenkins Moore (Willie O. Moore) Chesapeake, Virginia; a special daughter, Donna Jones (Leroy) Santa Clarita,of California, nine grands: Tachele S. Jacobs, Titus Petteway, Tyree Petteway, Jamila Lamb, Travon Lamb Jenkins, Robert B. Jenkins, Jalan L. Jenkins, Nori W. Moore and Willie O. Moore, Jr. 10 Great Grandchildren, two siblings, Bishop LV Jenkins (late Beatrice), Eudi Mae Gay (Bishop Early Gay, Jr.) two sisters-in-laws, Ruby L. Johnson (Steve) Sherry L. Brooks.  2 Brothers-in-law, Dennis Jennings, Jr (late Sheila), Ronnie R. Jennings (Victoria).  A host of Nephews, Nieces, Cousins, and a special friend Dr. James H. Power, Jr.

The Family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and all acts of Kindness.


Viewing Saturday, April 24, 2021 12:00pm - 4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Monday, April 26, 2021 11:00am Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance.

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    Debra L Miller -Joiner says

    To the family one day at a time you will always have your memories of the good time you shared. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8. Weeping endure for a night but joy will come in the morning. Psalms 30:5. To my sister Gale Do not fear for I am with you said the Lord do not be dismayed for I am your God I will strengthen you and help you I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10
    I love you Pastor Gale.

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    Anita Copeland says

    To his wife, Aunt Gale Jenkins. I am sorry for your loss. Sending prayers, comfort, and my love to you and your family.

    To my father, L.V. Jenkins. Please know that your are in my thoughts and forever in my heart. Sending prayers, comfort, and my love to you as well.

    Rest in Peace Uncle David. There is no end for the righteous!!

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    Katrina Silver says

    Uncle David, you were a great man, husband, and father. I hate to see you go. I can say you lived life to the fullest. Tell your sister (my grandmother) we miss her as well. Love you Uncle David.

    Your niece,

    Katrina Silver

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    Roy and Donna Parker says

    Our deepest condolences to Mother we love you from the bottom of our hearts. May the Lord continue to bless you in this time. We will forever love you. And may the Holy Spirit Bless and protect and confront you forever, we will miss Dave so much. He was a great great man. We love you Dave so much.

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    Marian Robinson (Lil Bit) & Family says

    Gail, God is with you in your sorrow as He was with you in your joy. I pray that your faith along with your family bring you comfort during this difficult time. I will always remember David as a man with a quiet spirit. May he rest in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.

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