Born Aug. 25, 1947, in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late Leroy and Willie Mae Graham Jenkins, he was a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Malden.
Survivors include six sons, Earnest Lee Burrage, of Kansas City, Mo., Otha Lee Burrage and wife, Evelyn and Michael Jenkins and wife, Angelia, all of Champaign, Ill., Donnie Jenkins, of Malden, LaTerrance Wofford, of Elkhart, Ind., and Richard Jenkins, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; three sisters, Doris Helen Hawes, Carolyn Mathies and Lynette Jenkins, all of Malden; 32 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Myers, Vicky Eddings, Raye Stone and Janice Jenkins.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, March 7, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 8, at the Malden Community Center with the Re. Quincy Keeble officiating.
Burial will follow in the Macedonia Cemetery at Malden.