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BJ Larkins

d. June 6, 2024

BJ "Benjamin Jerome" Larkins

March 4, 1946 - June 6, 2024

BJ Larkins was born to Robert and Susie Short Larkins on March 4, 1946, in Collinston, Louisiana. He was the eighth of nine children.

BJ was raised in the country where his parents were farmers. He and his siblings worked long hours alongside their parents. Growing up, BJ went to church, learned to hunt, fish, and repair cars-his passion. In 1967, he graduated from Union High School.

He took pride in earning a living to provide for his family. BJ, retired from Federal Cartridge Corporation after over 30 years. In 1970, BJ married his high school sweetheart, Jessie Mae Winfield.

BJ had four children: Temphy Rochelle, Stephen, Stacy, Sedric. He was a jack of all trades, and a dedicated father BJ instilled in his children life lessons, moral values, and human decency. He engaged them in activities he enjoyed. In addition, they enjoyed grilling and cooking, boat rides, camping, fair visits, and visiting relatives in Louisiana. After the sudden and devastating loss of his two sons and wife, Stacy became his confidant and primary caretaker.

To his family he was the "legend" BJ loved small talk and pleasing others. He was strong-willed and had no problem speaking his mind and putting you in your place. He often hauled his custom-made Bar B Que grill to cook for family events. When he was cooking - you had to stay out of his way and be ready for all his stories. All of which we will miss along with his smile, back-breaking hugs, good spirit, and dedication to his family. 

BJ entered eternal life on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at age 78. His memories will live forever in our hearts and minds. For Legends never die.

It gives us great comfort to know he rejoices in heaven with his sons, Stephen and Sedric Larkins, parents, Robert and Susie Larkins, granddaughter, Simone Lewis, grandson, Desmond Williams, Sisters, Juanita Tolliver, Mernvia Larkins and Rosie Mae Larkins, brothers, Charlie Martin, William Larkins, Robert Larkins Jr., and Hayward Larkins.

To cherish his memories and celebrate his life BJ leaves, His Daughters: Temphy Rochelle Thompson and Stacy Mitchell (Charles) of Minneapolis, MN; Sister: Essie B Larkins of Collinston, LA, grandchildren: Tesheldon Robinson, Eryche Riley, Myrachelle Riley, Tamera Larkins, Trinton Larkins, Lillyan Larkins, Jessie Larkins,Tionna Bellfield, Tayvontez Larkins, Kenneth McKenzie III, Benjamin Mitchell, Jasmine Williams, Charles Lemon, and Dante Royal,  and  great-grandsons, Langston, Amiri, and Kiemond Williams, great-granddaughter Sky Lewis, and Nola Williams and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, June 20, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

True Vine Missionary Baptist Church

2539 Thomas Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 20, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

True Vine Missionary Baptist Church

2539 Thomas Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

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Graveside Service

Thursday, June 20, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

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