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Kenneth Levy Wilkins

January 12, 1950 - February 22, 2020

Reflections of Life

01/12/1950 – 02/22/2020

On February 22, 2020 Kenneth Levy Wilkins transitioned to be with the Lord. Born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 12, 1950, he was the oldest son of the late Robert Levy Wilkins, Sr. and Francis Elizabeth Wilkins.

Kenneth in his early years was a member and was baptized at Hemmingway A.M.E. Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Kenneth received his education in the Baltimore City Public School System and graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. After graduation Kenneth worked several jobs before working for Social Security Administration in Woodlawn, Maryland and the United States Post Office. Kenneth retired after 29 years of service.

Kenneth had many hobbies such as being a trumpet player from grade school to well after high school. Kenneth was also an excellent chess player and even won and became an Amateur Reserve U.S. Chess Champion in 1986. Kenneth was an avid music lover and collector of all kinds, especially Jazz with an extensive collection. In Kenneth’s later years he became a DJ, promoting his brand at events and parties as “DJ Boogeyman”.

Kenneth is survived by his only devoted brother, Robert Levy Wilkins, Jr. (Beverly); nieces, Chelsea Monyette Wilkins and Destinee Alexandria Wilkins, both of Baltimore; grandnieces, Ariyan and Jodei; grandnephew, Shakur Seven; lifetime devoted friends, Thomas “Booty” Adams, Marvin and Delores Brooks and Janice Stovall; and a host of cousins and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kenneth’s memory to Seeds of Greatness, Early Learning Center, 190 Quigley Blvd, New Castle, DE 19720.

A TRAIN OF LIFE

“At birth, we board the train and meet our parents, and we believe they will always travel by our side.

As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life.

However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.

Others will step down over time and leave a permanent vacuum.

Some, however, will go so unnoticed that we don’t realise they vacated their seats.

This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down.

So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are.

It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you all a joyful journey.”  Unknown

For My Big Brother

You showed me a lot of things.

I learned a lot I didn’t know,

But you forgot to teach me one last thing –

How to let you go.

I know you didn’t mean to leave me;

Sometimes we have no choice.

I miss being your little brother,

Hearing my name called by your voice.

I wish I got to say “I Love You”

Before you were given to the sky.

If God could grant me one last wish,

I’d ask to say “Goodbye.”

You always meant a lot to me.

I could never love you less,

I know it’s true when they say,

“He only takes the best.”

God’s Garden

God looked around his garden and found an empty place

He then looked down upon the Earth and saw your tired face

He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest

With the help of his angels they flew you to your heavenly place

Gods garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best

He knew you were suffering, he knew you were in pain

He knew that you would never get well on Earth again

He saw the road was getting rough and the hills too hard to climb

He closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be Thine”

It broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone

For part of us went with you the day God called you home.

– All poems submitted by his brother, Robert L. Wilkins

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  • Family I Love Love all of you so Very Much. Ken love you always.

  • Robert, Wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Marion Osborne

  • Robert, I know how much you loved your brother and there is now a void in your life. But be assured that he is smiling down at you and he is truly grateful for all you did for him. Kenneth and Robert, you are Family..more importantly..you are Brothers. May God bless you and keep you Robert, during this time of separation as you know you will be reunited with Kenny in Heaven …someday.

  • Kenny, I’m so glad I told you I love you the last time we talked. Not knowing it would be the last time we laughed together. You may not have been a star to the world, but those who walked past you missed a gem.

  • For My Friend,
    From the day I meant you, I have always admired and respected you for being the wonderful guy you were. It was an honor and privilege to be your friend.

  • To my Brother, like no other….I miss you, its been many years you lived with me, and I did my best to take care of you. I would do anything now to go to the store one more time for you. Through the years with all of your illnesses you did your best, however I know in my heart that you are with Mom & Dad now and highly rejoicing in heaven. Your life here was great, you did the things you liked such as music, I remember early Dad gave you a record player, and you loved it, you played your trumpet to the highest notes and aspired to be like Louis Armstrong, and you beat me for free playing chess, but you knew this game well. I miss you brother, and I know you did help others along the path of life. I Love You Brother, My Wife Loves You, My Daughters Love You, My Grandkids Love You, and most of all the whole family loves you——From Your Brother Robert

  • RIP ,Soul Brother

  • I will miss you, little Brother.

  • Apologizing for your just getting this now . I worked approximately 11 years @ Fayette St Post Office, Baltimore Md, where I had the privilege to work with Ken virtually daily for several years ’85 to ’96. We were both Poly Grads, with an eager willingness to exchange ideas, where we often discussed subjects not necessarily in the others’ area of expertise, or even when neither one of us knew much (which we would both very easily acknowledge to each other) – it never stopped us from interesting discussions though. In my 60 plus years of life, I found him to be one of the easiest persons to talk to, I have ever encountered. I left for Florida in mid 90’s. So it has been at least 25 years since last seeing him, BUT it is quite impossible to forget this guy. If I can quote Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias, time is the brush of God as he paints his masterpiece on the heart of humanity. If I may, I think HE is using an INFINITE amount of LOVE with which HE paints with Kennys lif’e ( ours too). Pray all of us (while I am at it, everybody), are overwhelmed by Christ’s Love, now and in all the days ahead. God Bless!! 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13-18. Sincerely, JM Retired USPS