Ernest Jenkins, 76, of Dumas, passed away on December 8, 2018.

Rev. Jenkins was the former pastor of Macedonia M.B.C. in Varner and associate minister at St. Peters Rock M.B.C. in Dumas.

He was born on March 15, 1942 in Dumas and was the son of the late Samuel Jenkins and Erma Lee Merritt.

Survivors include his wife, Earnestine Lambert-Jenkins of Dumas; three daughters, Desiree Jackson and Dr. Kimberley M. Jenkins, both of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Sequita Jenkins-Tillman of Dumas; a god-daughter, Brittny Hammond of Ft. Smith; three brothers, Sammy Jenkins of Dumas, T.L. Jenkins of St. Louis, Missourie, and Willie Holland of Chicago, Illinios; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 18, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Worship Center in Dumas with Rev. Larry Alexander officiating. Burial will be at will be in Lincoln Memorial Lawn in Varner by Brown Funeral Home of Dumas.

Visitations will be held on Monday, December 17 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home at the funeral home.