Andrew Delenon Jenkins, Jr
Our hearts were broken by the sudden transition on May 10, 2020 of our loved one Andrew Delenon Jenkins, Jr. at his residence in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Mr. Jenkins was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Andrew and Bernice Jenkins, Sr. on September 27, 1955. Affectionally known as ‘Drew’, he was educated in the Tuscaloosa public school system and graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School. He attended and received the Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from Alabama A & M University where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel prior to leaving the Army.
He served his country in the United States Army for 19 years. During his tours with the Army he served in the following capacities at various organizations: the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, FT Meade, MD; Special Project Officer, Central America; Logistics Plans Officer, SOUTHCOM HQ, Panama; CENTCOM Theater War Plans Officer, 3rd Army, Plans Operations and Training Officer, 321st TAMMC, 377th TAACOM; New Orleans, LA; Training Plans Officer, FSH, TX; Mobilization Plans and Operations Officer, FSH, TX; Group Executive Officer, 100th Armor Division (Training), Ft Campbell, KY.
His military accomplishments include: Presidential Unit Citation with Oakleaf Cluster; Joint Meritorious Unit Citation with Oakleaf Cluster; Army Valorous Unit Citation with Oakleaf Cluster; Army Meritorious Unit Commendation with Oakleaf Cluster; Joint Service Commendation Medal with Oakleaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal with Four Bronze Stars; Southwest Asia Service Medal with Four Bronze Stars; Army Overseas Service Ribbon with Bronze Numeral 5; Kuwait Liberation Medal - Saudi Arabia with Palm Device; Kuwait Liberation Medal - Kuwait; and Cold War Medal.
He was a faithful member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Mr. Jenkins was formally married to Michelle R. Howard and to this union was born the apple of his eye, his son, Stephen DeQuincy Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Bernice R. Jenkins and brother Andre‵ Frermond Jenkins.
Along with his son and father, Andrew is survived by sisters: Bernita Williams, Andris Jenkins, and Arylin Cowan of Alabama; aunts: Rosa Everett, Gussie Jenkins, Maude Jenkins, Margaret Moore, Valeria Davis, and Jeanette Rivers; an uncle: Leon Rivers and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 21, from 3 pm until 4 pm at Wiseman Funeral Chapel, 7531 Old Alexandria Ferry Road, Clinton, Maryland.
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