Burleigh Jackson “Jackie Boy” Jenkins

January 8, 1934 - September 29, 2019

01/08/1934 - 09/29/2019

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Wednesday October 02, 2019

Wednesday October 02, 2019
1:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions

AULANDER, NC – Burleigh “Jackie Boy” Jackson Jenkins, age 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Jenkins was born on January 8, 1934 to the late Burleigh Foyd and Edna Lassiter Jenkins in Hertford County, NC. “Jackie Boy” worked at international paper until retiring. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting. He was a huge UNC basketball Tarheel fan. “Jackie Boy” loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them, always there for his wife, children and grandchildren. He had many friends and family that will miss him dearly.

“Jackie Boy” is survived by his beloved wife “Jo”, son, Gregory Jackson Jenkins and wife Kimberly of Aulander, NC; daughter, Pamela Jenkins Harrell and husband Isaac of Clayton, NC; brother, John L. Jenkins and wife Bernetta of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister, Daphne DuPont of Norfolk, VA; three grandsons, Derek Jenkins and wife Candace of Aulander, NC, Cody Jenkins and wife Sarah of Aulander, NC, and Evan Harrell of Clayton, NC; great-grandson, Dawson Jenkins, and great-granddaughter, Olivia Jenkins; along with a host of extended family.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 1:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC, with Dr. Jesse Croom, officiating. Burial will follow at Aulander Cemetery and the family will visit following the service and other times at the home.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8513 or online by clicking here or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Jenkins family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Georgia joyner
4 years ago

I will miss you coming to my job and talking with me my friend. Prayers for the family

Jerry Banks
4 years ago

Jack was the only person I ever knew that made you feel special every time you were with him. He will be truly missed. God bless the family during this trying time.

Alice and Herbie Tayloe
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss Greg, we know losing a parent is so hard, prayers!

Kim Allen - Johnston Community College
4 years ago

Continued prayers for family and friends. GOD bless you.

Christopher DuPont
4 years ago

Uncle Jack was a loving family man and did not know a stranger. He made everyone feel right at home when you meet him. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. I have great memories as child when we visited Aulander will cherish them greatly. My prayers go out to you all at this time.

4 years ago

Prayers for the Family of Mr. Jackie. I had not seen him in years! My dad (Raleigh Johnson) and him rode together to work when I was a little bitty girl, and since I am 57, that was a long time ago! Out of the blue, years later I asked my dad about him, and Dad remarked that he was surprised I had remembered him. Then he said…….”No, I am not really surprised you remember him! Everyone who meets Jackie never forgets him!” RIP Mr Jackie!

Netti e Rowe
4 years ago

Netti e Rowe

Keith and Cindy (DuPont) DeLucenay
4 years ago

How we loved Uncle Jack! He always had a smile on his face. We loved going to Aulander to visit and our summers there were so memorable.Thanks for all the memories that we will keep close to our hearts forever! We love you Uncle Jack! Prayers and our love to his family.

Fred Ashby Jr.
4 years ago

Everyone that had the opportunity to work with Jackie, Loved him. We shut down our mill for a few years at Christmas and the year it got so cold he called me at dinner time to come and man a fire barrell on the 25th. I said I will be right there. He always had your back. Praying for the family to feel God’s grace and comfort.

Cindy Barmer Turner
4 years ago

Mr. Jackie was one of the nicest men I ever knew! My heart goes out to his entire family and you will be in my prayers daily for peace and comfort!