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Mr. Joe Edward Jenkins, Jr.
Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

Mr. Joe Edward Jenkins, Jr. was born on Aug. 16, 1963, to Mr. & Mrs. Joe (Shirley) Jenkins in Newton County.  He was a graduate of Newton County High School.

Joe was the life of the party. He loved being with family and friends sharing his humorous jokes in his loud tone and funny dance moves. Laughter was the key to his soul. He was a hard worker and a family man. He loved having cookouts and listening to music. His daily routine included going down the hill to his shed to perfect his craft, which was working on his cars.

Joe peacefully transitioned to his heavenly home on May 18, 2019, in the comfort of his home. He is preceded in death by his brother, Willie Jenkins; grandmothers, Julia Jefferson and Virginia Norman.

He leaves to cherish his memories, a dedicated and committed wife, Mrs. Rita Horton; two sons, Mr. Brandon Jenkins and Mr. Javontae Jenkins; two grandchildren, Jameer Cobb and Jystice Cobb; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Joe (Shirley) Jenkins, Sr.; brothers, Mr. Carl Jenkins Mr. Mark Jenkins and Mr. and Mrs. Randy (Alesia) Lowe Jenkins; one sister, Ms. Hope Jenkins; sisters-in-law, Ms. Pamela Reid, Ms. Angela Cosby and Ms. Keisha Jones,one aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Chester (Essie) Franklin; a special aunt, Ms. Roesetta Williams; close cousins, Mr. Ricky Jefferson, Mr. Gary McGuire, Mr. Lama Franklin, Ms. Kathy Jefferson and Ms. Tomeka Jefferson; two dedicated friends, Mr. Coy Baynes and Mr. Johnnie Wyatt and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives that will greatly miss him.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at Bethelbara Missionary Baptist Church, 11392 Highway 36, Covington, Georgia 30014, with the Rev. Carl Jones and the Rev. Patricia Franklin officiating. 

The Family of the late Mr. Joe Edward Jenkins, Jr. wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to loved ones and friends, who found so many tender ways to express friendship, concern and sympathy, during the departure of their loved one.