On Tuesday, January 27, 1998 a King was born Austin Trey Jenkins to Eddie Jenkins Jr. and Janika Bush in Michigan City, IN.
He attended Elston Middle School in Michigan City. He was a star football player and enjoyed playing basketball. He took joy in whatever his hands touched, building something out of anything. Austin had the mind of an entrepreneur and opened his own business in 2021.
Austin married Loriana on April 9, 2018. While Austin and Loriana were raising Amare, they welcomed Austin Jr. in 2019, Laya in 2020 and Austin III in 2021. They celebrated five years of marriage and six years of unconditional love.
Austin lived outside of his body. He loved strong and lived with no regrets. He was a dedicated father and loved all of his children. He was a devoted and caring husband that worked hard to provide for his family. He also enjoyed taking care of his Auntie Linda. Austin loved to be the life of the party, enjoyed music, dancing and playing with the kids at the park. He also enjoyed spending family time cooking on the grill. He will continue to live on through his music (Rapper Pedro) and through the legacy of his children.
On Monday March 27, 2023, Austin Trey Jenkins, loving husband and father of seven, passed away in Atlanta, Ga at the age of 25 years old. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Eddie Ray and Ora Lee Jenkins, maternal grandfather: Stevenson Lamar Bush, great- grandmother: Anna Bush, and his second mother: also known as his world, Aunt Linda Gardner.
Austin Jenkins is survived by his loving wife: Loriana Sophia Jenkins of Atlanta, GA; his father: Eddie Ray (Alexandria) Jenkins Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; and mother: Janika (Edwin) Bush-Hawkins of Michigan City, Indiana; seven children: Amare Isaac Lee Jenkins, Mia Jiminez-Jenkins, Eli Washington-Jenkins, and Ke-Aun Aldridge all of Michigan City, IN; Austin Trey Jenkins Jr, Laya Sophia Jenkins, and Austin Trey Jenkins III all of Atlanta, Ga; seven siblings: Doctor Alexis Meriweather of Indianapolis, Indiana; Sharesa Marley, Anthony Bush, Aspen Bush-Wilson, and Lexi Hawkins all of Michigan City, IN; Aviya and Alina Roberts of Atlanta, GA; his loving Grandparents: Jerome and Sherry Harrison Sr. of Michigan City, IN; a special aunt: LaRitzzia Bush (Dominique McCray) of Indianapolis, IN; his father and mother-in law, Ricky Johnson and Tonya Martin along with his brothers and sisters in-law; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, friends and coworkers.
Please honor Austin by wearing some form of red and black.
A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 8, 2023 at High Praise Outreach Ministries 301 E. 9th St. Michigan City, Indiana 46360. A PRIVATE FAMILY VIEWING will be from 12 noon until time of service (There will be no public viewing during service at 1pm).
Interment will be private.
Austin's love, laughter, presence and smile will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
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