Deonne L. Jenkins

Sunrise: December 5, 1973

Sunset: July 14, 2020

Deonne Laray Jenkins, 46, entered this world December 5, 1973 at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge, Virginia. He was the second child of seven to the Dwight Anthony (preceded him in death) and his loving mother, Alice Mae Jenkins.

Deonne attended schools the Portsmouth Public School System, as well as, ITT Technical Institute, in Norfolk, Virginia where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, as well as multiple licenses & certificates in HVAC and Carpentry. He was quiet, yet he lit up the room with his comical witty jokes and playful spirit. He was a loving, kind-hearted, drama-free young man growing up with his whole future before him. Throughout the course of the years, he worked hard to gain the necessities in life. He was a devoted father to his children: Deonna Gordon & Christian Jenkins and loved them to no end. They were his pride and joy!

Deonne was a hardworking man, putting in long hours at the Coca-Cola Company where he worked several years as a technician. Often times he would walk around with the weight of the world on his shoulders, providing comfort to everyone around him. Nothing was too big or too small, as he tried hard to fulfill everyone’s request. Rather it be working on their AC’s, doing carpentry work, providing advice or just lending a helping hand, while maximizing his specialized skills. A true man after God’s own’s heart.

One of his good buddy’s best described their friendship, “ We grind together and shine together we gave the streets up to better ourselves for our kids. Work hard, play harder; united brothers for life.”

He leaves to cherish his memory two wonderful children:  Deonna Lashay Gordon and Christian Jenkins;  Three Grand Children; Daliyah Gordan, Dakarai Gordon, Damir Lawrence; His Loving Mother, Alice Mae Jenkins; His Sister: Amanda Jenkins; Four Brothers: Tony Jenkins, Demetric Jenkins, Derrick Jenkins, Damien Jenkins;  Others Survivors: Grandfather: Tom Brown; Grandmother: Bessie Elles; A Host of Nieces, Nephews,  Aunts, Uncles, Great Aunts, Great Uncles, Cousins,  Extended Family, Loved Ones, and Friends…

* Preceded him in death: his father: Dwight Anthony; his sister: Alicia Jenkins; his grandparents: Sammie Charlie & Sarah Blount, Eugene Elles; his cousins: Ronnie Lacey Jr. and Larry Washington.

Viewing Friday, July 24, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:30pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens 6329 E Virginia Beach Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23502 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Lequita Mcdowell says

    My deepest condolence to the Jenkins family. May God Bless you. Lequita

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      Milton Elliott says

      Hello family sorry for your loss my name is Milton Elliott I work with him at Saint Mary’s he was a good guy just finding out still kind of shocked about this so family God bless you and hang in there

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    Ebony Jones says

    I’m going to miss you so so much !! I already do, RIP Deonne..

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      Latoya. Shavon Wilson says

      My condolences to my Aunt Alice Mae and cousins. So hard to believe.You will truly be missed CUZ❤. RIP DEONNE 🌹.

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      Tarshia says

      Missing you so much,you will be forever miss I will forever love you deonne

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      Ronald Blount says

      To the Jenkins Family :
      We’re deeply sorry for your loss.
      Our heart goes out to you and the entire family during this very sadden moments.

      Uncle Ronald ,
      Aunt Dolores Blount
      & Family
      & Family

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    Cindy Covell says

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

    To the Jenkins Family – Words may not be sufficient to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of Deonne, but please accept my condolences.

    Our Coca Cola family will greatly miss him – we will remember him fondly and feel lucky that we had the pleasure of working with and knowing Deonne for the last 4 years.

    You and your family(s) are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Mechelle Lee says

    To my son just like a son. I will truely miss him. My condolences and my God bless hiss family. Love Mechelle Led

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    Monique McKinney says

    To the Jenkins Family, we are deeply sorry for your loss! We are praying for you all and sending our sincere condolences!

    Love y’all
    McKinney Family

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    Thurman Blount Janie Blount uncle and aunt says

    Our love and prayers are with the family.

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      Kekey says

      Condolences to Jenkins family… Sleep peacefully Deonne 😇 VillageFam4Life !

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    Kim Wilson says

    To the Jenkins Family, I pray that on today and days to come the Holy Spirit will send down the comforter to comfort your hearts and minds. I offer my condolences to you and pray that the Father will give you his perfect peace!

    Deonne, I’ll miss you my friend may your soul finally have rest and peace. Love always, Kim Wilson

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      DENISE RAINEY says

      My condolences to the Jenkins family my heart goes out to you all.I know the pain is hard to bare but his is home with god know .I will truly miss him TRULY my heart is truly broken😥💔

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    Kevin Fogarty says

    My love, prayers and heart goes out to the family of Deonne….He was a amazing person, a great friend as well as co worker…..he will be missed by me and everyone here at Coke RIP Deonne

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    Angie says

    Our heart felt sympathy is with the Jenkins family!! I pray that God hold on to you all hearts and great thoughts about your son brother uncle and Dad. We love you and we are all family Mrs.Angie K.

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