Mr. Jeremy Wayne Vinson, age 34 died on Sunday, April 15, 2012. Jeremy attended and graduated from Northampton East High School. He served his country for four years with the US Army, spending a year of that service in Korea on the Demilitarized Zone. He obtained his Commercial Diving Certification which he was very proud of and enjoyed very much. Jeremy loved his family with all his heart. He had a great way with words and a wonderful sense of humor, joking with everyone bringing smiles to all he met. Jeremy loved to work in his yard; he loved to fish and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a wonderful father who loved to take care of his two girls; they were the love of his life. Jeremy would get up on Saturday mornings turn on the music and dance and sing with his girls and nieces and cook pancakes for them. He had a great passion of cutting trees, owning his own business as J.V. Tree Service he also was a 7 year employee of Diversified Energy, Ahoskie NC. Jeremy was blessed with a lot of great friends, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Jeremy has touched many lives in his short thirty-four years and will be remembered in the hearts of all that were privileged to know him.
Preceding Jeremy in death is his maternal grandfather, Lloyd Askew and his paternal grandmother and grandfather, Gertrude L. Vinson and Phillip Vinson.
Survivors include his two daughters, Autumn Lyn and Lacie Katherine Vinson of the home, his mother and stepfather, Kathy and Steve Newsome of Woodland, NC, his stepmother and father, Ann Marie and J.D. ‘Durwood Vinson of Courtland, VA, maternal grandmother, Ruth F. Askew of Conway, three sisters, Angela Matthews of Capron, VA, Sandra Lynn Warren and her husband Lonnie of Cofield, NC and Becky Evans and her husband Ed of Harrellsville, NC and his brother, Daniel Vinson of Courtland, VA.
I remember one day I got a shock pen from Virginia and brang it to their house Jeremy couldn’t feel it and Harley Autumn and Lacie were inside asleep I woke Harley up and we decided to wake Autumn and Lacie up with a shock pen to the neck Autumn woke up before that so we woke Lacie up with a shock pen to the neck and when we woke up we ran from Autumns room to Lacies room to the living room to Jeeremys room and rolled over the bed to a back flip and then the three of them tricked me into thinking that their creepy neighbor was watching us and we played all night and I will never forget that I love you Jeremy RIP
I met Jeremy through his sister Becky, she cut my hair. My first impression of him was he is a GREAT daddy. You could see the love in all 3 of their eyes. He was so protective of them, making sure they stayed in the little picket fence. Jeremy and the girls were so proud of the green peppers and tomatoes he grew in the corner of the flower beds. He bragged in his own way of how he had the biggest and best ones around. I had to cook stuffed peppers for him using the peppers they grew. The girls were so excited to help me cook them, even though they ate pizza 🙂 He had plans, plans for his life, his girls and the all important plans for the man cave bathroom he wanted to build, eventually. He went in detail about that added on bathroom he wanted to one day build just for himself with no girly stuff in it…all man cave for him. I am so blessed to know him and for him to be a part of our lives. No matter how brief the time and moments were they will be treasured forever.
When i first started dating Becky she said she wanted me to meet her brother. His way of trying to see if i was right for his sister he started with the name calling. The first name was (Pretty Boy) he always joked on my clothes and what I was wearing at the time. He found out after the first name wasn’t bothering me he decided the come up with another name. My wife is a Hair Stylist and during the summer months she would lighten my hair with some color. His second name for me was (Frosted Flakes)….He knew he had me on this one so he stuck to the name (Frosted Flakes). After that summer we have not done color since. After he knew i was the one for Becky he welcomed me in the Family and he was glad to see Becky as happy as she has ever been. He knew i was the one for her. I could not have ever asked for a more caring and responsible brother-in-law he was. He will be missed…..The girls will be taken care of…..rest in peace.
I know Jeremy because his sister,Becky is married to my son,Ed. I have always had the upmost respect for Jeremy because of the way I saw he loved his two girls,Autumn and Lacy.He loved those girls dearly and it showed. I saw him Saturday morning in Eddie Harrells where I work and he was buying fishing supplies to take his two girls fishing. Isaw a glow of happiness on his face that morning that I will never forget. I know that Jeremy spent his last day on this earth happy taking his girls fishing and spending time with them. Rest in peace,Jeremy and know that you will never be forgotten.
I love You Jeremy RIP
We all love u and miss u.
J. D & Family,
I am so saddened to learn of the passing of Jeremy. He came out to my home where I was expanding electrical service about five years ago, perhaps even a little longer. Upon our discussion about the work I knew right away he was a very special young man! I shared this with J. D. at work and his Mother at a later date in Obici Hospital when Jeremy was ill.
God must have needed in Heaven the services of a Prince of a young man when he pucked Jeremy from Earth!
Please know all of the family is in my thoughts & prayers!
J. E. Harrell
Gates, N. C.
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
You were always the one to make everyone laugh worm! You will be missed by all. Praying for your family and friends.
Kathy, My heart hurts for you. I can only imagine how you feel even though I have been where you are at this time. Don’t forget that Heaven is for real and IT is ok to ask why. Let God know how you hurt.