Glendal L. Jenkins

December 4, 1937 - December 5, 2021
Glendal L. Jenkins

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Glendal L. Jenkins 84, of Wilmington, NC died Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Novant/New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Born in Craven County, NC on December 4, 1937, the son of the late Henry and Letha Hardy Jenkins. He was a retired Chemistry educator in the public schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland retiring after 25 years. He was an avid historian for Atkinson/Pender County and a preservationist, having restored 46 homes in Washington, DC, and Wilmington. Preceding him in death are sisters Frances Johnson and Christine Phillips; brothers Charlie Jenkins; William Jenkins; Lemuel Jenkins and Frank Jenkins; nephew Anthony Phillips and niece Betsy J. Wilson.

Surviving are his partner of 38 years Michael Moore; niece Gloria Price and husband Steve; Anne Metts and husband Carlton; Letha J. Benton; Kathy Harrell and husband Kenneth; Lydia Rouse and husband Fella; Judy Harrison and husband Freddie; Wanda Pollock and husband Hugh; Donna Vilagi and husband Jeff; nephews Charles Jenkins and wife Gay; Robert Jenkins and Ray Jenkins.

A memorial service will be conducted at 12:00 Noon Saturday, December  11, 2021, at St. Jude’s MCC.

The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Judes MCC building fund 19 N. 26th Street, Wilmington, NC 28405 in memory of Glendal Jenkins.

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  • December 09, 2021
    Scott & Leslie Woehr says:
    Glen was a scholar and a gentleman. I always enjoyed talking to him about his extensive knowledge of almost every subject, but especially the history of Atkinson, NC and all the families that have called Atkinson home. He will be missed by all who ever had the pleasure to know him; but he will never be forgotten. Godspeed Glen… I’m sure Saint Peter has already found you some rehabilitation projects in Heaven.

  • December 09, 2021
    Danita Callis Mathews says:
    Mr. Jenkins was my favorite Science teacher. He taught in such a way that he elucidated complex concepts in Chemistry. The ability to effectively explain complex concepts isn’t just awesome. It is a service to the world. I remember the joy in his eyes when “the light bulb went off” in his students. Now that I am a high school Science teacher, I share that same joy as I strive to emulate his practice everyday. Prayers of comfort are being extended to his family and friends. Rest well, Mr. Jenkins. Thank you for instilling a love of Science in me.

  • December 09, 2021
    Keven Zibelin says:
    Glen was such a gentleman. He was a delight to talk to. His knowledge of history and in specific the history of the Atkinson area was amazing. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • December 09, 2021
    Heather Greyvelle says:
    My deepest condolences. I so enjoyed his historical classes about Atkinson and Pender county. He will be very much missed.

  • December 08, 2021
    Karen Henderson lit a candle:
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