Paul Levern Jenkins Sr., 61, gave up his mortal life for immortality on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Asheville, North Carolina.

Born on Dec. 25, 1956, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late John Henry Jenkins Sr. and Anna M. Boone Jenkins. He attended the public schools of Sumter County and was a graduate of Hillcrest High School Class of 1975. Paul was a faithful worker at DuPont of Camden for 15 years. Later, he was employed by Asheville City Schools, Asheville, for 5 years before retiring.

He leaves to cherish his memories: the mother of his children, Lorraine Young; two sons, Glenn Albert Young aka "Money" of Chicago and Paul Levern Jenkins Jr. aka "P.J." of Asheville; three sisters, Patricia J. Brooks of Florence, Minister Barbara (Asbury) Davis and Hilda (Herman) Wright of Sumter; two brothers, Larry (Selena) Jenkins Sr. of Sumter and Everette (Teresa) Jenkins of Florence; seven grandchildren; five aunts; two uncles; three sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; 18 nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of his sister, 4400 Cotton Acres Road, Sumter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Mechanicsville United Methodist Church, 184 Lake Ashwood Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Annie Sistrunk, pastor, eulogist.

The remains will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.

The funeral procession will leave at 10:20 a.m. from the home.

Burial will be at Mechanicsville United Methodist Churchyard cemetery.

These services have been entrusted to the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

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