I just ran into a good friend of the site, Milton Jenkins, and he shared with me the news of the death of his son, Jeremiah Jenkins, in a car crash this past weekend. Jeremiah was killed when his car skidded on the wet streets over on Yanceyville Road late night Friday, early Saturday morning…..
Jeremiah was just 22 years old and I told his dad, Mr. Milton Jenkins, that you just hate to lose a kid at that young age….We expect the parents to pass on before the children, but in this case, we have lost Jeremiah Jenkins way too soon…
Jeremiah was the 2-A Conference basketball Player-of-the-Year as a senior at Eastern Guilford and his sister, Miranda Jenkins, a very accomplished basketball player in her own right, will be a senior at Eastern in 2010/2011….
What do you say to a man that just lost his son? His eldest child is gone, never to return…..
Mr. Milton Jenkins, we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and this goes out to his entire family….His wife, daughter Miranda and Jeremiah’s cousin Tasha Huntley, who also was a basketball standout at Eastern Guilford….
Jeremiah Jenkins, gone way too soon and this is what we saying were about Jeremiah here at the site all the way back on April 11, 2006:
Jeremiah Jenkins a senior basketball player from Eastern Guilford has been selected to the Burlington Times All-Regional team that was in last Sundayâ€™s edition of the BT. Jenkins is looking to attend Rockingham Community College with hopes of transferring to a Division I school. There has been some interest expressed in JJ by Tennessee Tech, Western Carolina, and possibly N.C. A&T.
After he puts on a few more pounds and hits the weights this 2-A Conference Player of the Year and All-Guilford selection Jeremiah Jenkins may be ready to explode. Jenkins averaged right at 20 points per game this past season and on several occasions he hit the mid and upper 20â€™s to lead his Wildcat team. JJ connected on 72 three pointers to rank number 6 in the state and with all this success we say GO JEREMIAH JENKINS.
Again, all of us in the sports family and the basketball family, need to keep the Jenkins Family in our thoughts and prayers…..
What do you say to man that just lost his son? Be strong and we will all try to help keep you lifted up in this time of grief…..
The News and Record account at www.news-record.com from Saturday May 29:
GREENSBORO — A single-car accident left the driver dead last night. Milton Jeremiah Jenkins, 22, of Greensboro, lost control of his 1994 Volvo sedan while heading south on Yanceyville Street around 3:15 a.m. Saturday, according to a police report. Jenkins dropped off the right side of the road and hit a utility pole.
Jenkins was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the report. Three passengers were treated for injuries and released.