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 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