What do you say to a man that just lost his son?

Posted by Andy Durham on June 1, 2010 at 12:12 pm under College, High School, Uncategorized | 14 Comments to Read

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 Sunday’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 20’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.

  • Praying for u guys said,

    Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Jenkins Family!

  • dick warner said,

    from one cmkx shareholder to another are prayers are with you. we to lost a son 7 years ago he was 25.

  • Panther Family said,

    Our condolences go out to the Jenkins Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • another sharholder said,

    My deepest sympathies for your family. It sounds like your son was an amazing and very talented young man. Nothing can take away the pain, but celebrate his life and his accomplishments. I too lost a brother in a car accident when he was 19 years old and was just getting ready to go to college to play football. It absolutely sucks, but it helps to remember how full of life he was and how much fun and joy he brought to others around him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • ron said,

    Condolences to Milt and his family and GOD’S SPEED.


  • Nolan Familyq said,

    We will keep you in our prayers and we will be your strength in your time of need. We lost our son when he was
    16 months old. The heartache lives on but the memories are what keeps you going. Keep your faith and trust in the love that is being sent your way.

  • Wildcat Pride said,

    To the Jenkins Family…know that the entire Wildcat family holds you up in thought and prayer as you go thru this difficult time. We will remember Jerimiah always. Keep the faith and know that we will be there to lift you up in your time of need.

  • Cheryl and Family said,

    Milton, Miranda, and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you in this time of need.

    We have had our share of losses….please celebrate his life.

    Cheryl, Kiera, and Chris

  • David Clark said,

    Jenkins family it breaks my heart to hear about Jeremiah. He was a joy to coach when he and my son, Will Clark, played AAU together. YOu are in our prayers!

  • Ben L. Smith Family said,

    Mr. Jenkins, Miranda, Jenkins family and friends,

    Our minds, hearts and, prayers are with you all in this time of bereavement. We pray that God may bring comfort and the remembrance of the joy that Jeremiah brought to your family and friends during this time of grief. We offer our love and support during this tragic time may God bless you all.

    Smith Coaches and players,

    Walter Hamilton, Wil Perry, Melvin Heggie

  • Jeff Joyce said,

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. It was an honor and privilege to come to the YMCA everyday and see Mr. Jenkins working with Jeremiah and Miranda on their games, and to see family and other things done the right way. My sincere condolences to your family for your loss.


    My dear nephew, you have my deepest sympathy for the lost of your son. I will keep you and the family in my prayers.

  • Andy said,

    Another comment for the Jenkins family from:

    Allen & Beverly Rogers
    Submitted on 2010/06/04 at 12:40pm
    Jeremiah Jenkins was a fine, outstanding, and admireable young man. He was respectful, calm-natured and focused on his future goals. He was loved by his family, friends and associates. We are praying for this great lost in the Greensboro Community and in the Milton and Sandra Jenkins Family. May God bless and keep you in His care.

  • Warren Stewart and Family said,

    Milton, Sandra, Miranda and the Jenkins family. Please know that Jeremiah will be greatly missed. He was a fine young man. You are in our prayers each and every day. However we are not without hope because the Bible does promise in Revelations 21 that we will see Jeremiah again. So please celebrate his life and his accomplishments and remember the great times we have all had together. May God Bless you and keep you in His Care.