Rev. Sterling Jenkins, III
Rev. Sterling Jenkins, III, 60, passed away on June 6 in Oakland. He was born in New Orleans, LA to Sterling Jenkins, Jr. and Helen M. Hopkins. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and served with honor in the U.S. Army.As a minister at Grace Baptist Church in Oakland, Jenkins helped to feed the hungry. He founded God Seed Ministry and was also a foot soldier in the original Black Panther Party.
He was the partner of Michele Baker; father of Alexandra and Cynthia Jenkins; grandfather of Carlos Jenkins-Jones and Elnora Jenkins; and brother of Cynthia Phillips, Yvonne Jenkins, Michael Jenkins, Kenneth Hopkins, Daryl Jenkins, Angela Guess-Westbrooks, Gregory Greenup, Terrance McKeever, Maxine Jurand, and Edward Jenkins.
Visitation is on Tuesday, June 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Colonial Chapel, 2626 High St. in Oakland. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 705 98th Ave. in Oakland.
Interment is on Thursday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Rd. in Dixon, CA. For additional information, contact Colonial Chapel at (510) 536-5454.