Desmond  Jenkins
Minister Desmond Terraine Jenkins entered into rest Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019 at 33 years of age.
He was born to Ernest Jenkins and Vassandral Trimble July 5, 1986. He received his formal education at Trinidad ISD, where he was a stellar student and athlete. He continued his academic and athletic prowess at Baylor University where he received a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the Hankamer School of Business and a Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School. Desmond also had the honor of serving as his Law School's Class President and was a member of Baylor Bear Football as a safety.
After graduation, Desmond worked for several law firms, eventually settling in with Starr Schoenbrun & Comte PLLC in Tyler, Texas. He also accepted the Gospel call and preached his inaugural message Aug. 4, 2019 at Cedar Fork Baptist Church in Trinidad, Texas. His life will continue to preach to many for years to come.
He was preceded in death by Melvin Harmon (brother). He leaves to honor his memory: his father, Ernest Jenkins; mother, Vassandral Trimble; girlfriend, Patrise Hornbuckle (her son Cameron); sisters, Kimberly Dawson and Jacqueline Carr (Rodney); brothers, Corey Jenkins (Arnessa), Jerell Williams (Velekia), Quincy Jenkins (Ashley), Ahmad Jenkins; a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at the Christian Life Center in Gun Barrel City. In lieu of flowers, please send monetary gifts, nonperishable goods, and toiletries in Desmond's name to the charity, Love In Action, located in Athens, Texas at
Published on August 21, 2019


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Marie Bannister
Aug 24, 2019
My prayers are with you in this time.
Aug 22, 2019
Dreams From the Heart Bouquet was purchased for the family of Desmond Jenkins.  Send flowers
Ruth Keheley
Aug 22, 2019
Desmond, you will be missed. I have so many memories tucked away safely in my heart ....
Loved you then, and always will...
Rest in Heaven young man, rest in Heaven..💖
Jerrilyn Tarver Williams
Aug 22, 2019
My heart was touched when I heard the news; however, we much always remember that our heavenly family makes no mistake for when our purpose in this life has been fulfilled He calls His Angels home. I pray that God will give each of you strength in the days to come. Your sweet memories of Desmond will cause him to live on in your hearts forever.
Joyce Tarver Marks
Aug 22, 2019
On this earth God showed you your purpose and you preceded with it! You are another Angel gone to your Heavenly home. May you Rest In Peace and In Heaven! The Lord will give Comfort and Strength to the Family!
Patrise Hornbuckle
Aug 22, 2019
I'm so thankful for the time we had together. He is man of honor and a blessing to our families and community. There is no one who could ever take his place in my heart. I love you always.
Nelda Chancellor
Aug 22, 2019
Praying for you and your family?. God watching over your family in your time of sorrow. From Nelda Chancellor
Tameka Bryant
Aug 21, 2019
I WILL TRULY MISS MY COUSIN,"BUG Eye".I know he touched many lives in his lifetime.His sermon he preached will live on within our hearts.

Love, Cousin Meka
Judy Rogers
Aug 21, 2019
I'm so very sorry to hear and read this. May God Bless each and every one of his family.I'll be praying for you and your wife Earnest and again I'm so sorry. Judy
Pastor Earnest Freeman and Wife
Aug 21, 2019
Praying for you and your family, asking the Lord to comfort you all like only He can.