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George Raymond Jenkins, Sr.

George R. Jenkins, Sr., 84, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020. He was the son of the late George and Bessie Jenkins and was preceded in death by a son, George Raymond Jenkins, Jr. and sisters, Bessie Jenkins and Mary Wines.  

He was a former employee of VDOT for 20 years and then self employed. He was a certified land surveyor and a past president of the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Surveyors. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a past senior warden on the vestry, a eucharistic minister and an active volunteer with the food pantry. He was a past Governor and member of the Suffolk Moose Lodge, a past president and lifetime member of the Nansemond/Suffolk Rescue Squad and a past president and member of the Bethlehem Ruritan club.

George will be missed by his wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Jenkins; children, Susan Jones (Dan), Debbie Johnson (Lewis) and  Bill Jenkins (Becky) all of Suffolk, VA; brothers, Tippy Jenkins of Sperryville, VA, Charlie Jenkins of Luray, VA and Gene Jenkins; grandchildren, Jonathan, Sarah, Stephanie, Zachary, Josh, R.J and Amanda and great grandchildren, Tres, Cody, Devin, Leyton, Jacob, Keighan, Easton, Katie and Waylon. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. 

A funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Keith Emerson on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11 :30 AM at Holly Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 6 to 7:30 PM in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 213 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434. The family would like to thank the Obici Team and especially to Dr. Glanville. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFh.com

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Dear Elizabeth and family, please accept our sincere sympathy. George was a kind and caring man who loved his family, friends and his church. We are thinking of you at this sad time. George will be missed by so many but especially by his St. Pauls family.

Brenda and Doug Kincaid May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of the loss of George. He will be missed by his family and friends. Jean R. Perry

JEAN R. PERRY May 13 2021 12:00 AM

To all the Jenkins family, we are sorry to hear about the passing of your husband, dad, and grandfather. George was one awesome man and always had a soft quiet demeanor about him. May God bless him and may he Rest In Peace and God bless each and every one of you. Love Jim and Wanda.

Jim and Wanda Clark May 13 2021 12:00 AM

More than sorry to get a pastoral update today from St. Pauls announcing Georges passing. What a blessing he was to St. Pauls in so many ways I will miss his presence at church more than words can express. What a wonderful soul ! Angel hugs to his family Cindy and Phil Ferguson

Cynthia Ferguson May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of George passing, he will be missed by all that knew him, You and family or in our paryes, Grace and Wayne Meiser, Judy and Jen Heavery, Jeremy and Lenny Shank.

grace Meiser May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Elizabeth I am so sorry to hear of George passing my prayers are with you and your family

Karen Franks Turner May 13 2021 12:00 AM

To the Jenkins family: Words cannot adequately express the depth of my sorrow. My husband, John, introduced George and Elizabeth to me in 1983. We quickly became friends. When John passed in 2011, George and Elizabeth were there for me, and have been ever since. In fact, I feel like a member of the family. George was a kind, giving, loving man. He touched so many lives with his joyful, quiet, giving nature. The world has lost a great man, and heaven has gained a saint.

Beverly Judkins May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Elizabeth, i am so sorry to hear the loss of george. Charlotte and i sennding our condolences and prayers to you. I met you and george through my parent when i jion the moose in 1994 . So glad that i have the opportunity to know you both . Mama and i ill miss him, a very ma. Yes god has gained another angel. We love you . Love teresa and chalolyte

Teresa jernigan May 13 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. Wayne worked with George at VDOT and we have been Kilby Shores neighbors for 35 plus years. Praying for Elizabeth and the rest of the family during this difficult time. God bless you all.

Cathy and Wayne Stancell May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Elizabeth and Family, On behalf of the City Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of George. My Staff and I always enjoyed you and George coming into the office. It was such a pleasure to be in his company. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sincerely, Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams May 13 2021 12:00 AM

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