Peggy Jenkins Brinkley

January 3, 1946 - January 15, 2022

01/03/1946 - 01/15/2022

Past Services

Wednesday January 19, 2022
3:00 pm
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
225 Pleasant Grove Road
Aulander, NC 27805

AULANDER, NC – Peggy Jenkins Brinkley, age 76, of Jackie Brinkley Road, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 15, 2022 surrounded by her family.

Peggy was born on January 3, 1946 to the late Herbert Jenkins, Jr. and Alice “Skippy” Wright Jenkins in Rocky Mount, NC. She was a true southern lady, showing her hospitality to whomever she ran across. She graduated from Bertie High School and later from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Peg cherished her family deeply always making sure they were taken care of. She was always there for her husband and children as long as her health permitted. She, along with her family, were long-time members of the former United Methodist Church of Ahoskie. Peg was a free-lance artist and loved painting, especially when traveling and doing so with her friends. She was loved greatly by her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Along with her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ledie Mustain “Jack” Brinkley.

Left to cherish Peggy’s memory is her daughter, Ginger Thornton of Wilmington; her son, Clint Brinkley and wife Stephanie of Aulander; three granddaughters, Alex Brinkley of Aulander, Fate Thornton of Wilmington, and Alice Thornton of Wilmington; a grandson, Austin Brinkley and wife McKayla of Aulander; her sister, Sue Jenkins Joyner and husband Jimmy of Greensboro, NC; and her brother, Dick Jenkins and wife Annie of Raleigh.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 3:00 pm at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Mickey Willard officiating. For friends that wish not to be in the church due to the rise in COVID cases may that the service will be broadcast on radio station 87.9 in the parking lot.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vidant Home Health and Hospice, 521 W E Myers Street, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here  or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5171 Glenwood Ave #101, Raleigh, NC 27612, or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Brinkley family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Heather Brown
2 years ago

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” So sorry for your loss, Ginger. I hold very fond memories of you and your family close to heart.

Suzanne Parker
2 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Peggy and Jack were the best friends, and customers, at my restaurant in Roxobel. I sure do miss them. I will always cherish the painting that Peggy did for me at the QB.And to the children and grandchild, I am so sorry. Sue

Carolyn Peel
2 years ago

Peggy and I go back to 1964 at Greensboro College. We were freshmen and lived across the hall. Peggy was one of the prettiest and sweetest girls at GC and she had a cute football player boyfriend at Guilford College. Life could not have been better than that in 1964!
We got reacquainted when I moved to ElizabethCity in 1992. We laughed together, painted together and visited one another until that dreaded disease took her away.
Peggy will not be forgotten. She left a legacy of beautiful artworks and and a darling family. RIP Peggy. Love you. Carolyn

Mary E. BENSON and Patricia Benson Brogden
2 years ago

Our deepest condolences to all the Family.

Denise Britton and Steve Terry
2 years ago

Peggy was a beautiful person. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers

Angela Urquhart
2 years ago

To Ginger, Clint and families,
So saddened to hear the news that your sweet and loving Mom had passed away. All I can visualize is her beautiful smile and her gracious spirit. May the days ahead be filled with beautiful memories of her life and her creative accomplishments.

2 years ago

Ginger and family…. I know your Mom is painting in Heaven and dancing with your sweet Daddy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Sophia and Nevin Brewer

Lloyd Spruill
2 years ago

Ginger, Clint, Sue, and Dick, Joe and I are so grieved to learn of Peggy’s passing. On a very personal note, your mom/sister “saved” me when I first moved to Aulander! She was my very best friend! And Jack is the reason Joe and I met at Guilford as he convinced Joe to go there!! What dear friends they both were to us for the 27 years we lived in Bertie after marriage. Peggy was also such an excellent artist. We have several of her paintings in our house in Raleigh. We will both remember Peg so fondly. May you all have peace as you remember her. Love, Joe and Lloyd Spruill

Curk and Lisa Lane
2 years ago

Clint and Ginger, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet mom. She was a talented artist, gentle spirit, and always kind. We are thinking of you and your family through this difficult time as you are all missing this special lady.

Jo Ann Pritchard McNall
2 years ago

My condolences to all of the family. Sue, sorry for your loss.