Cover photo for William "Billy" Jenkins, Jr.'s Obituary
William "Billy" Jenkins, Jr. Profile Photo
1958 William 2022

William "Billy" Jenkins, Jr.

January 23, 1958 — October 29, 2022


William “Billy” Jenkins, Jr., age 64, a longtime resident of Diamondhead, MS, joined our Lord October 29, 2022.  Billy grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC and, after graduating from West Nottingham Academy, he joined the Army.  After he retired from the Army, he lived in Florida before settling in Diamondhead to be closer to family.  In Bill’s later years, the joy of his life were his rescued pets, Sam and Skippy, who he always put before himself, and his neighbors and members of Jacob’s Well Baptist Church who provided care and friendship.

Billy was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Rhodes; his father, William Jenkins, Sr.; his stepfather, Thomas Rhodes, Sr., and his half-niece, Christa Taylor.

He was survived by his daughter, Jessica Deitrich; his half-sister, Stephanie Lucas (Don); his stepsisters, Carolyn Rhodes and Valerie Malone; his stepbrother, Thomas Rhodes, Jr. (Shirley); his half-nephew Rick Meyers (Suzanne); his step-niece Catherine Stewart; and grandson.

The graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 1:30pm at Biloxi National Cemetery.

Riemann Family Funeral Home, 9113 Kiln Delisle Rd., Pass Christian is serving the family.

An online guestbook may be signed and condolences offered at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William "Billy" Jenkins, Jr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Starts at 1:30pm (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery

400 Veterans Ave, Biloxi, MS 39531

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 8

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree