October 26, 2010

Bro. Jerry Austin Jenkins

     Brother Jerry Austin Jenkins, age 74, of Roebuck Parkway Church of Christ, Birmingham, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2010 after an extended hospitalization.

Visitation, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, and also prior to funeral service, Thursday, October 28, 2010, Roebuck Parkway Church of Christ, Roebuck, Alabama. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Roebuck Parkway Church.  Jeff Jenkins and Dale Jenkins officiating.  Burial in Jefferson Memorial Gardens East..

Bro. Jenkins served as minister for Roebuck Parkway Church of Christ and hosted The Living Word television broadcast for 44 years (the longest running religious broadcast in the State of Alabama). He was founder of Maywood Christian Camp, co-founder of Jefferson Christian Academy, and co-founder of Birmingham Bible School for the Deaf. He also served on the board of directors for Maywood Christian Camp, Jefferson Christian Academy, Rainbow Omega, and served on the Advisory Board for Freed-Hardeman University. He and his wife Mamie were the first missionary couple to Belize, Central American in 1969. He conducted over 100 evangelistic campaigns and preached in all of those campaigns.

Bro. Jenkins is survived by his wife, Dr. Mona L. Jenkins; 4 children, Jeff A. Jenkins (Laura), Carey Jenkins, Dale Jenkins (Melanie) and Melissa Jenkins; 2 sisters, Barbara Flatt (Ottis) and Dot Watson; 1 brother, Dan Jenkins (Judy); 10 grandchildren, London, Brandon, Philip, Amanda, Andrew, Jeremy, Ren, Blake, Drake and Kelsi ; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mamie Frame Jenkins.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Jefferson Christian Academy, Freed Hardeman University, Maywood Christian Camp or Rainbow Omega.

Jefferson Memorial, Trussville, AL., directing.

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