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Dad struck, killed by car that ran red light 2 days before Father’s Day

A Houston mom and her younger son can now solely carry the reminiscences of her husband who died in a crash two days before Father’s Day.

BAYTOWN, Texas — While holding her son Pearce on her dad and mom’ porch in Baytown, Jessie Knapp Jenkins sat in a spot that was once her husband’s favourite.

Jessie stated Michael Jenkins beloved the picket swing on the home.

Michael devoted his life to serving to others. But, his life was lower brief.

Jessie stated her husband was killed after being hit by a car that ran a red light. Crews on the scene tried to save lots of him, however on the Life Flight experience to the hospital, Michael died. It all occurred two days before Father’s Day. He was 31 previous.

Jessie stated she and Michael fell in love in Baytown and Michael fell in love with serving to this group.

(*2*) Jessie stated.

Most just lately, Michael labored for a nonprofit in Houston, however before that, he was a District Director for House District 23 (Chambers and Galveston counties) serving to individuals within the Houston space obtain COVID advantages and doing different issues behind the scenes.

District 23 State Rep. Mayes Middleton shared this assertion with KHOU 11 News:

“Michael worked for me for nearly five years and every day he woke up with a Christian servant’s heart to help others. He was one of the kindest, most caring people I have ever met, and helped countless people in Galveston and Chambers Counties — from assisting people who lost their homes after flooding in tropical storms to helping so many get help with unemployment in the COVID shutdown, to helping small businesses open, and being there for many others that reached out to him as a last resort for whatever problems they were having. He was a loving father to Pearce and husband to Jessie and always was a wonderful dad through it all. I have heard from hundreds of people whose lives he touched and so many I had no idea he had helped until now. We were all blessed to know him and we all grieve in his tragic loss, but I know his legacy of servant leadership will live on forever.”

And Michael did all of it whereas serving his household at house.

“We have been so excited. We had simply purchased a brand new home a number of weeks in the past,” Jessie stated.

On Friday, close to their new house within the Bear Creek space, Michael was struck and killed.

“He was simply coming house to rejoice an early Father’s Day lunch with us,” Jessie stated.

That’s when she obtained the decision that modified her life endlessly.

“I said, ‘This is … that’s my husband … that’s my husband Michael. Who is this? And why do you have his phone?’ She says, ‘Ma’am, I need you to calm down but your husband was in a really bad car accident,” Jessie stated.

“And Pearce by no means understood why his father didn’t come house for lunch,” she stated.

And now, Pearce and Jessie, who gave up her personal career to remain at house, are left trying to find solutions.

“He retains asking, ‘Where Dada? Where Dada?’” she said. “He’s 21 months old … this week he’ll be 21 months old.”

She needs the group to know the person who helped so many.

“I want people to understand how much he truly impacted,” Jessie stated.

This Father’s Day, she needs everybody to know the distinction her husband made even when nobody was watching.

“I would like individuals to know the way vital he was and the way a lot he beloved his son,” Jessie stated.

Michael’s family set up a GiveSendGo to help Jessie and Pearce.

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