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William “Willie” Jenkins
  • April 18, 2003
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  • May 12, 2019

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Obituary

William Kenneth Jenkins

“Willie”

Fort Myers- Willie K. Jenkins 16, died unexpectedly May 12,2019 at Golisano Children Hospital. He was born April 18, 2003, in Fort Myers, the son of Ted Jenkins and Yolanda (Mercado) Jenkins.

Willie attended Fort Myers High School, he enjoyed playing football for Ft. Myers High, working at Jersey Mike’s, hanging out with his friends and fishing.

Willie’s passion in life was shark fishing and had decided that if he could not become a pro football player then he would be a Boat Captain. His smile was infectious and he was loved by so many. He was truly a gift from God that was taken way too soon. He will forever be missed.

In addition to his parents, his twin brothers Matthew Jenkins and Cody Jenkins, also surviving by Grandmother Sharon Jenkins, Grandmother Maria s Mercado, Grandparents Willie and Gladys Mercado.

Uncle and Aunts Kenny and Stephanie Jenkins, Sheri and Armand Marcott, Todd Jenkins and Melinda Mercado Ferro, Cynthia Aviles and Gus Luna, Yvonne and Tom Barbatos, Wanda and Frank Pistella.

Cousins include Amanda, Beto, Skye, Emily, Sherilee, Grant, Miranda, Casey, Natalie, Vanessa, Davian, Sophie, Ashley, Christopher, Frank, Anthony and many more second cousins.

A service of remembrance will be held 4:00 pm Saturday, May 18 at First Christian Church of Fort Myers, 2061 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, Fl.

Those that wish to remember Willie in a special way are more than welcome to bring your favorite fishing lure.

 


Service

Location:
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF FT MYERS

Date & Time:
May 18, 2019 at 4:00 PM


Cemetery:
Baldwin Brothers Crematory



Visitation

Times:
May 18, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Location:
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF FT M


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  1. 18 May 2019
    Jennifer massaro lit a candle:
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  2. 18 May 2019
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  4. 18 May 2019
    Christy Cantrell says:
    Even though I am not with you in person, please know that I am sharing every moment with you in spirit. I am so sorry for your loss. I love you and am praying that God gives you the strength need t to get through this most difficult time.

  5. 18 May 2019
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    Lit since May 18, 2019 at 5:57:37 AM

  6. 17 May 2019
    Pam Winslow Flores posted an image:
    My son Brandon & William 5/4/19 @ my wedding .
    My son Brandon & William 5/4/19 @ my wedding .

  7. 17 May 2019
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  9. 17 May 2019
    Sally, Rich, and Melissa Stritzinger (Pistella) says:
    Yvonne and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. You were always so kind visiting my mom. I am sure she greeted Willie in heaven with a great big hug.

  10. 17 May 2019
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    Lit since May 17, 2019 at 5:39:22 PM

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  13. 17 May 2019
    Michelle blakley says:
    Thank you William for sharing we me your beautiful smile and hugs before you went to Our Father.. And the honor to know you through your Tia Mely.

  14. 17 May 2019
    Mr. Colbert says:
    Thoughts and prayers to your family from the Colbert family.

  15. 16 May 2019
    Melinda Mercado-Ferro says:
    MI GORDO YOU WILL FOREVER BE LOVED AND MISSED........TIA