Nelson Powell Jenkins

May 30, 1949 - May 26, 2009
Nelson Powell Jenkins

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Nelson P. Jenkins, 59, of Wilmington departed this life peacefully Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents Donald R. Jenkins and Lillian Powell Jenkins.

Nelson is survived by his brothers Hiram V. Jenkins of Madison, N.J., and Donald F. Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C.; stepmother Carolyn Jenkins Parker and husband Carl; stepbrother Ed Pierce; niece Rebecca Jenkins Kamieniecki, nephew Todd Jenkins; and many friends and staff at Lifetime Resources.

Nelson is known by many people in Wilmington and wherever he has visited as loving, caring, amusing with a highly developed sense of humor, fun-loving, always ready to bring a smile and joy to anyone he met. His radiant presence will be sorely missed.

Funeral will be 2:00 PM, Monday, June 1, 2009 at Cape Fear Christian Church, 811 N. College Road where the family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service time. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to New Hanover County Special Olympics, PO Box 1810, Wilmington, NC 28401

Online condolences may be made to

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 910.791.9099

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  • May 29, 2009
    Carolyn Southerland says:
    Nelson was loved by all, and always had a smile for you. His family was always there for him as long as their health permitted. He will be missed.

  • May 30, 2009
    Richard and Mary Lassiter says:
    We were very sad to learn of Nelson death. He will be missed by his family and friends. Our symphathy is with all of her family and loved ones.