Family and friends celebrate the life of Josiah Jenkins
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 23:05:00 GMT —
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - Family and friends gathered at the Refuge Temple Church Sunday afternoon for the home going celebration of three year old Josiah Jenkins.
Through the sadness, smiles could be seen as the outpouring of love was exemplified during Josiah's reflection.
"Josiah was quiet, yet very very observant," said Marcia Ellis, Josiahâ??s teacher. "He would definitely let us know what was going on at all times, especially when a classmate took, according to his perception, too many cars during center time."
Josiah was describes as a child with a ton of energy, who enjoyed going to church and reading his bible.
He was a student at A.J. Lewis Greenview Elementary School, where he was a start student for the nine weeks grading period.
"We're not mad," said Josiah's great uncle, Bishop Theodore Jenkins. "We're just mad at the devil."
Josiah and his mom, LaToya Jenkins was making a pizza run on Friday the 7th of March, when they were hit by another car.
Lonnie Gross III was the driver behind the wheel, and was drunk according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Gross was charged with felony DUI resulting in death and was denied bond last Tuesday by a judge.
According to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Gross already had seven DUI arrests and four DUI convictions.