Mr. Malcolm De’Shay Jenkins

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Malcolm D. Jenkins, born September 25, 1988, son of Frank A. Jenkins and Clararesa G. Samuel chose to end his journey here on this earth Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Malcolm is survived by his wife, Kristine Jenkins, 3 children Ayrianah (13), Benjamin (11), Amya (9), his parents Frank (Sherr’ie) Jenkins and Perry J. Samuel Sr., his brothers Perry J. Samuel Jr. and Tommy Darby, his sisters Shambria Samuel, Airyesha (L’Derryus) Benson, Shakayla Samuel, Aaliyah Jenkins, Jazmin Jenkins, and I’esha Darby; best friend De’Andre Wright, his maternal grandmother Dorothy Curry, paternal grandparents Marshall (Gail) Minard, and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

Malcolm is preceded in death by his beautiful mother Clararesa G. Samuel his second mom, Teresa L. Goldsmith and grandfather Eddie L. Curry. Malcolm had an unforgettable smile and would light up any room as soon as he walked in. He was vivacious, strong-willed, kind, and tenacious with a gifted spirit. He was creative and an amazing artist. Being a father was his pride and joy and his ultimate desire was to give them and his wife the life that they deserved. There wasn’t a person on earth he
didn’t have a smile to offer or an interest in knowing – everyone was a friend. Malcolm left an immeasurable impression on every soul he touched. Little did any of us know, he didn’t save enough light for himself.

No one knew the darkness Malcolm faced when alone. He didn’t discuss the demons he felt within. This realization that someone could so successfully hide in broad daylight as a pillar of strength and project as much happiness as Malcolm did has left all that knew him shaken to the core.
It is impossible to prepare for the harsh reality of losing a loved one, especially a parent or child at such a young age. To lose Malcolm in this manner is unfathomable. It has left behind a desperate longing to understand the rationale of a mental illness no one knew to be present. The desperation, pain and despair Malcolm must have endured to feel it was best to leave his most beloved wife, children, family, and friends behind is unimaginable – yet Malcolm believed we could live without him. We will carry his legacy with us – his determinations, positivity, and divine energy as well as his
fears, flaws, and ultimately untimely death.

Friends and family may pay their condolences at a visitation Saturday, January 28 th from 3-4pm at Providence Baptist Church, 112 W. 6 th St., Mansfield, OH 44903. Funeral services to follow.
This silent epidemic is catastrophic. If talking about it, exposing it, or shouting it from the rooftops will help even one person find a way to talk about their pain, a difference can and must be made. To help others understand we must reach out to family members, friends, and strangers. Show kindness and openness to talk but most importantly to listen, to see and to hear without judgement. If only to save one family from the pain and anguish of losing a loved one through bringing awareness to this tragic and senseless loss of life, Malcolm’s death will not be in vain. See the signs, save a life. We cannot afford to lose another light.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate live house plants to fill his final resting place with continued life and Devine Energy.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (formerly Williams Funeral Services). To stream the service and to offer condolences to The JENKINS Family visit

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Condolence Messages

  1. Kevin Hutchison

    I cannot imagine the pain and heartache you’re feeling. I am praying for your peace and comfort.

  2. Mannnnnnnn!!! All I can say brother I’m lost for words!!!

  3. Dennis and Karen Rismiller

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family.

  4. My condolence to the Jenkins family may God be with you all as y’all prepare to lay Malcolm to rest my thoughts and prayers are with you all

  5. Truly sorry for you loss I will definitely keep the family in prayer.

  6. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Wishing you the best and know you have my full support in every moment

  7. Dexter Robertson

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family & friends of Malcolm …

  8. My nephew! Wow this is so hard for me! I Love you Malcolm but God loved you best! To his wife, children and family I send my sincere condolences! May his memory bring smiles to our faces forever! My heart is broken but now God can continue to hold him in His loving arms!


  9. Mrs. Retha Daniels and Family

    The family of Mr. Jenkins is well known and loved in Andalusia.. I am praying for the family and friends during this difficult time.

  10. Daphanie Snelling

    I’m sorry for your loss. May God give you all strength and comfort…

  11. My heart goes out to the family and may the GOD of Heaven give you all the comfort and strength that is needed

  12. Kimberly J Mitchell

    So sorry for your loss praying for the family

  13. I am very saddened by the loss of Malcolms’ life. He was a joy to have known and constantly brought me joy and laughter. I will miss his beautiful smile and his kind spirit. I pray for the family during this time that you may find the strength to make it through the difficult times ahead.

  14. May God give you peace & comfort in this difficult time

  15. I don’t know this young man.But my heart go out to his family.My heart is hurting for his family so sorry for his family I am praying for you and your family.So sweetheart Rest In Heaven.In the name of Jesus Christ.Amen and Amen and Amen Again ❤️

  16. My condolences to the Jenkins family love and praying for y’all.

  17. I’m so sorry for your loss!, I have also lost a family member to suicide!

  18. Sending my condolences to the family

  19. Ricky and Makesha Peterson

    My Condolences to you and your family!!!

  20. Sending my condolences to the Jenkins family. I’ve worked with Malcolm at Worthington Industries. Man he had a smile that will light the entire room up. Malcolm was a kool co-worker to work with and funny. Man I’m going to miss u friend..R.I.H

  21. Deontae Maye and Armani

    Praying for the family and everyone affected by this tragedy.

  22. From my household to each and everyone one of you our deepest sympathy in this time. Sending y’all our love and support. If there is anything we can do please feel free to ask. He may be gone in person but he will always remain in our hearts. His smile and kind words he always had.He was and always will be loved by us all.

  23. Prayers & Condolences To The Jenkins Family. So sorry for your loss. Love & Prayers, Valeria Delk & Family

  24. May our Lord Jesus Christ give this family the strength to carry on. What a great loss, but what a wonderful tribute to him and his memory.

  25. The most charismatic person I’ve ever met. Condolences to your family

  26. Sharonda and Braxton Daniels family

    This is such a blow to the heart, mind and soul. Prayers for the family.

  27. Our deepest condolences from The James Family from Andalusia Al. So sorry for your loss. We will always keep The Jenkins, Coon and Curry families in our hearts.

  28. I am so sorry for your loss.My heart goes out to your family and my Grandaughter Amya Jenkins. May he be at peace and his soul at rest.Thoughts and prayers for you all.



  30. Minister Behavior Bryant & Family

    My sincere condolences to the entire Jenkins family and loved ones, praying for each and every one of you.

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