Elijah Jenkins

December 10, 1942 ~ July 25, 2022 (age 79)
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"Pop" Jenkins was bom on December 10, 1942 to Marie Perry
and Ellah
Jenkins Sr. in Alachua, FL
which is where he was
raised. He attended and graduated from the Alachua County Training
School in Alachua, FL.
As a child, Elijah grew up in the AME Methodist church in Alachua.
FL. He worked for Copeland Plant System in Alachua, FL before
relocating to Atlanta, GA. He worked as a Armed Security Guard for
many years in Atlanta, GA before his retirement.
he joined the boxing club. Because of his superb boxing skills, he was
afforded the opportunity to work with outstanding celebrity boxers such
as Mohammad Ali and Mike Tyson. He was able to help these upcom-
ing boxers develop there skills.
Elijah was always easy to get along with, respectful to all and well
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indeed a people person.
greatly missed.
Elijah "Pop" Jenkins accepted the Master's heavenly call on Monday,
July 25, 2022 and entered his eternal rest leaving behind a loving and
lasting legacy.
Those left to cherish his memories; two brothers, Reverend Doc
Ferman Perry Jr. (Elizabeth) of Yonkers, NY and Pratt Perry of Willis-
ton, FL; two sisters: Frances Leslie of Los Angeles, CA and Alretha
Jenkins of Trenton, NJ; as well as a host of other nieces, nephews
cousins and sorrowing friends.

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August 5, 2022

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Phillip & Sons Visitation Suite
310 State Road 26
Melrose, FL 32666

Celebration of Life
August 6, 2022

1:00 PM
Phillip & Sons Chapel
310 State Road 26
Melrose, FL 32666

August 9, 2022

12:00 PM
Newnansville Cemetery
12308 W State Road 235
Alachua, FL 32615

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Elijah Jenkins

December 10, 1942-July 25, 2022

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