Leslie Hiram Jenkins, age 61 years old of Madisonville, Louisiana passed away peacefully at this home on July 25, 2020. Leslie was born on July 25, 1959 in Amite, Louisiana. As a United States Marine, Leslie proudly served his country in both active and reserve capacities. Leslie retired from Enlink as an I & E Specialist. Leslie loved his motorcycle, building models and playing with his rescue dogs Samantha, Astro and Sadie.
Leslie is survived by his wife, Shelly Alexander, his sons, Nickolas Jenkins, Andrew Jenkins (Amber), Jared Jenkins and Christopher Boudreaux. Leslie is survived by his sister, Nancy Drummond (Todd), his grandchildren, Claire Jenkins, Oliver Jenkins and Olivia Jenkins in addition to many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and close friends. He is also survived by his biological mother, Nita Gallender Jenkins.
Leslie is preceded in death by his father, James Robert Jenkins and his sister, Beverly Sue Jenkins.
The family would like to thank the staff of St. Tammany Physician's Network, St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Fresenius Kidney Care and St. Tammany Parish Hospital Hospice for the outstanding care and compassion they have shown to both Leslie Jenkins and the family throughout the years.
Visitation and a celebration of the life of Leslie Jenkins will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 5-8 pm and Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 9-11 am at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd. Hammond, Louisiana. Funeral services will immediately follow the visitation on Saturday at 11 am in the chapel. Interment will follow with Military Honors at Sand Hill Cemetery in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.
In lieu of flowers, Leslie Jenkins requested that donations be made to St. Tammany Parish Hospital Hospice or The American Kidney Fund.
Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.
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