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Burleigh Jackson "Jackie Boy" Jenkins

January 8, 1934 - September 29, 2019

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.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Aulander Cemetery in Aulander, North Carolina

Pine Drive
Aulander, NC 27805

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