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A homegoing celebration in honor of Mr. Brian Jay Jenkins will be held Friday at 11am at Martin Luther Lutheran Church.  Mr. Jenkins passed away peacefully on July 11, 2019 at his residence in Youngstown. Mr. Jenkins was born April 30, 1974 in Youngstown, a son of Melvin Goins and Joan Jenkins.   He was a 1992 graduate of South High School where he excelled in singing, football and basketball.  After graduation, Brian proudly served in the United States Army.
Known to the community as “Coach B” Brian was mentor, motivator, leader, educator, and changed the lives of hundreds of inner city kids.  Brian was recently hired to coach the Chaney Cowboys and South Junior High football teams.  He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
 He leaves to cherish his  memory his loving wife, Lillian Bannarn Jenkins whom he married June 1, 2019;  his children, Brian Jay Jenkins II, Brooklyn Jenkins; his stepson, Odell Anderson, his parents, Joan Jenkins-Johnson, Melvin (Fannie) Goins; his  grandmother, Diane Jenkins-White; his step-brother, Thomas Johnson; his uncles, William K. Johnson, Lonnie (Rheba) Jenkin,, Charles Jenkins, Alvin (Debbie) Jenkins, David Goins; his aunts, Idella Bell, Vanessa (Fred) Clark, Veronica Thurston, Rebecca Jenkins; and a host relatives and dear friends.
Brian was preceded in death by his sister, Jasmine Nicole Thore; his brother, Xavier Jenkins; his grandfather, Lonnie Jenkins; his grandparents, Davis & Estelle Goins and Wilella Scott-Longs.
Friends may call Thursday from 3-5pm at Washington Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Friday from 10-11am at the church.
Ministry of comfort and transitional care entrusted to J.E. Washington Funeral Services Inc.
Interment will be in Tod Homestead Cemetery.

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  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ J.E. Washington Funeral Services, Inc.
  • Friday, July 19, 2019
    Brian & Brooklyn, we are Praying that you feel God’s unfailing love during this heartbreaking time. Please accept our sincere sympathies for the loss of your wonderful Father. Melvin & Joan, we send our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your Son. What you are going through is indescribably painful and agonizing, but never forget that God is close to the broken-hearted. I share your pain and pray that God brings you comfort and healing. Lillian, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your wonderful family as you mourn the loss of your Husband. I pray that God will grace you with peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    ~ Derrick Oliver Sr.   Orlando, FL
  • Friday, July 19, 2019
    Rip B. I'm really going to miss u
    ~ Stevie McQueen   Youngstown, OH
  • Friday, July 19, 2019
    Rip B. I'm really going to miss u
    ~ Stevie McQueen   Youngstown, OH