Staff Spotlight: Kevin Jenkins

By: Vaughn Greene Funeral Services
Friday, April 27, 2018

Kevin Jenkins is a born problem-solver who enjoys sharing the extensive knowledge he has gained about the funeral service industry with others.

Mr. Jenkins began his employment with Vaughn Greene Funeral Services on a part-time basis 13 years ago. After two years, he became a full-time employee and now serves as a Funeral Director Assistant and Driver at the company’s Randallstown location. His role in escorting families from their homes to the place of the funeral service is vitally important to the success of the entire process. Before departing for the service, he has prayer with each family, seeking to comfort them during a difficult time. A true jack-of-all-trades, Mr. Jenkins also assists with dressing and casketing the deceased, transporting families for first viewings, and performing many other odd jobs. He is also responsible for the fleet maintenance of 15 limousines and six vans. Mr. Jenkins feels extremely blessed to have acquired such depth of knowledge about the funeral services industry.


Q. What do you most enjoy about your job?
A. The thing I love the most about my job is the constant change day to day. Even though funerals are ultimately the same, they are each different in their own right. The ability to meet new people every day and assist them in their time of trouble is a complete honor.


Q. What do you like to do in your spare time?
A. I like to read, fish, travel, and spend time with my family.


Q. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A. I wanted to drive a tractor-trailer or be the captain of a working boat.


Q. If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?
A. Booker T. Washington. I believe he had the correct blueprint during his era to build power for African-Americans. He believed in self-sufficiency for the community in order to gain influence. I would have liked to have helped him spread his message.


Q. Where did you go on your favorite vacation?
A. Honolulu, Hawaii!


Q. When are you happiest?
A. I am my happiest when I am relaxing on the deck of a cruise ship, waiting for the sun to rise or set.


Q. What would readers be surprised to know about you?
A. They would be surprised to know that I desire to be an event planner or promoter.


Q. What would be the first thing you would do if you won the lottery?
A. I would buy some type of business and place it in an inner-city location where that service was needed to fill a void and would also create job opportunities for area residents.

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