Glen Jenkins was born on August 9, 1959 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to his loving parents Nancy and Eddie B. Jenkins, Sr. Glen in his own words “saw the face of God” on January 30, 2019. Glen was the 9th oldest of 13 children. Glen was raised in Muskegon, MI where he attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, St. Mary’s Catholic School and Muskegon Catholic Central High School. Glen lettered in football and basketball and was named to the Michigan High School Athletic Association All State Team. Glen received a four-year football scholarship to Western Michigan University where he excelled as middle guard being named to the Mid American Conference All Conference Team. Glen graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in 1982. Glen later earned an MA degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Phoenix.
After college Glen returned to Muskegon where he worked for Muskegon County and the Michigan Department of Corrections. Glen retired in 2017 from the Michigan Department of Corrections. Glen was a gentle giant who cared about people and loved his family. Glen has been described as the best son, brother, brother-in-love, uncle and godfather. One of Glen’s nephews described him as a person who would give you the shirt off his back. He gave with love and never expected anything back in return. To Glen family was everything. He enjoyed attending family events, going to the movies, watching TV and analyzing sports. Glen leaves to mourn his passing 7 brothers: John (Sue—deceased), Eddie (Dorothy), Michael (Sylvia), Henry, Randy, Larry (Karen) and Paul (Lisa); 5 sisters: Mary Foreman (George—deceased), Flora L. Jenkins, Ph.D., Ira Mack, Elaine Brunson (Dwight—deceased), and Nancy Lynne Diawara (Fousseyni); a special sister-in-love Mimi Jenkins-Rankin; a host of nieces and nephews and friends. Glen will always be loved and missed. When you look up in the sky at night Glen will be that star shining brighter than all other stars. Glen was preceded in death by his parents Nancy and Eddie B. Jenkins, Sr., his nephew Dorieko LaQuan Jenkins, and his niece Autumn Lenore Jenkins.