April M. Jenkins

April M. Jenkins, 64 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021.

April left behind her only child, Michael A. Jenkins (David C. Charles, Jr.); a sister, Alicia T.  Koepsel.  She was a loving aunt to many and a great friend to all.

Her love for life was contagious and her smile would brighten up any room.

April was full of laughs and she always knew how to turn anyone’s frown upside down.

She fought a long hard journey to beat colon cancer. To me, she is the best Super Hero you will ever meet.

In lieu of flowers, she would have wanted donations to be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society.

Rest easy Mommy, you will be missed very much.  I love you, Mike.

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21 Responses

  1. Dear Michael, we’re so saddened by your loss. Miss April will be missed, but her spirit carries on through you. You’re the loving, amazing, selfless fun person that you are because you’re a reflection of April. Love and prayers.

  2. Sending my love and condolences! I never meet you but I heard nothing but amazing things about you Ms.April may you rest in paradise! Michael and David keep your heads high and remember all the amazing memories that you all made! Love you guys!

  3. It’s been a week already Auntie, and it still just doesn’t seem real. I miss you. I hope that you were greeted with open arms by my daddy and my momma. You have been a huge inspiration to so many, you’ve shown so much strength, courage, determination through all the things that you had to face, you truly were our real-life superwoman. I can’t even begin to express in words how thankful and blessed I am that God put you in my life. I love you, I miss you but you will never be forgotten. RIH my beautiful Angel. Thanks for always being there, thanks for the memories, and the laughs.

  4. I never had the opportunity to meet you face to face, but I seen you via social media and FaceTime with David. What an amazing women you are! You created an awesome son, and a loving atmosphere to live in.
    You left a legacy on those who met you, and will always continue to live on. You will show signs to those who look for you. Rest easy mama <3

  5. I want to say to you mom, we never had the pleasure of meeting face to face but you were a inspiration to myself and many more, you son Micheal brought you into our life via social media and it was a pleasure to know you, my favorite memory of you will be when you wanted ice cream, leaving hospital get some ice cream and also when you rang the bell, amen, I was celebrating with you and your family, you will be missed but God knows best, we were not ready to let you go but he said no my daughter it’s time to come home.. Rest in everlasting peace, xoxo.

  6. Mike I am so sorry for your loss. It was an honor to know your mom she was such a wonderful woman and she will be missed always. She was such a strong woman and fought so hard. Rest in paradise April. Prayers to you David and your whole family.

  7. Words cannot express our sorrow for the loss of your Mom. From what I saw and heard she was an amazing woman, mother and fighter. She will be missed by many.

  8. Ms April, you were a true gem to know, and I am glad I had to the chance to meet and enjoy such an amazing woman. Me and Cheryl will miss you at the next gathering, but we know you are in a much better place and doing just fine. Prayers to Mike and the entire family, for peace and strength. Love Chris Naphier and Cheryl Smith.

  9. My April! I love you so much and I am so glad that I was given the chance to know you! You always brightened my day!

  10. It was an honor to meet your Mom at Dave’s Mercado, she was always polite and she will definitely be missed! I WILL NEVER forget this beautiful woman and continued prayers to the family!

  11. It was an honor to meet April and her family! Rest in peace my beautiful friend and continued prayers for the rest of the family!

  12. Such a beautiful soul. May April rest in peace. and may God comfort all that knew and loved her so very much.

    1. Michael both Barry and I send our deepest condolences to you and David through your loss sending you positive prayers and healing energy She’s in a better place She’s watching over you and your family now sending you warmest love and hugs to you guys let us know if you need anything

  13. My heart truly breaks for you and David! She was a beautiful person and was good to everyone she ever met. She’s finally free from all the pain and suffering. You did a wonderful job honoring her wishes. ❤️😘

  14. I met this wonderful woman will working at Sunoco and it was such a blessing. She had a smile to light up your day. And the bond with her son Michael was a bond most parents could only dream of. I followed her journey through all this and never saw her without that beautiful smile and her love for Michael and David was beyond imagine. She is going to be God’s special angel. Love and miss her

  15. You were an amazing mom April and I wish so badly I would have been able to see you before you passed. You were like a second mom growing up, all I can think of is you being out there taking so much time washing in waxing your car, lol, not to mention your sunburns you always got. I truly have no words but I know you’re not in pain and I think that is the best. You have done an amazing job as a mom and know with all the support Mike has he will continue to make you proud. Love you April and rest in heaven ( please give my mom a hug while you’re there) ❤️

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