Albert Alexander Jenkins, 83, of Shepherdstown, passed away June 29, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his wife and daughters.
Born July 24, 1930, in Blairton, he was the son of the late John William Jenkins Sr. and Virginia E. Green Jenkins.
He was a United States Army member and served his country during the Korean War.
Albert earned his certification from James Rumsey to become a welder and retired from Riverton Corp. He also worked at the VA Center in the dietary department, Rosedale Funeral Home, Brown Funeral Home, Melvin T. Strider Funeral Home, and Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home.
He was a trustee at Asbury United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown and Mt. Zion AME in Duffields and a Watch Care Member at Prosperity Baptist Church in Summit Point. Albert was a 40 year lifetime member of Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, where he was first lieutenant and he was also the first African American fire officer in Jefferson County. He was also a masonic member of the Mt. Pisgah No. 3 Lodge in Martinsburg.
Albert is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary Ann Carter Jenkins; daughters, Alberta Alexandria Jenkins, of Duluth, Georgia, Anny Deshawn Jenkins Brewer and husband, Darren, of Martinsburg, and Arthelia Schley Hopewell, of New York. He was also a father to Raina Tate Flowers and husband, Kevin, of Duluth, Bonita Brooks, Steve Holmes, Dennis Smith and the late Ed "Tugger" Williams, all of Shepherdstown; siblings, Katherine Jackson, of Blairton, Pansy L. and the Rev. Robert L. Jackson Sr., of Blairton, and Gary Jenkins, of Ontario, California; and numerous other relatives.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John William Jenkins Jr., of East Orange, New Jersey and his sister, Hazel Jenkins, of Martinsburg.
The family wishes to thank JCCOA Sr. Center for their five years of devotion as well as Hospice of the Eastern Panhandle for their care.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at New Destiny Ministry Center, 437 Border Road, Kearneysville, with the Rev. Robert L. Jackson Sr. and Elder John Price officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant View Memory Gardens with military and fire department honors.
Online condolences may be left at www.rosedalefuneral.com