George Raymond Jenkins, Sr.

George Raymond Jenkins, Sr.

Suffolk , VA
08.08.1935 - 03.09.2020

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

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R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

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Holly Lawn Cemetery
1513 N. Main Street
Suffolk , VA 23434
United States


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. Paul’s family.

Brenda and Doug Kincaid

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


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

More than sorry to get a pastoral update today from St. Paul’s announcing George’s passing. What a blessing he was to St. Paul’s 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

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

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

Karen Franks Turner

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

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

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

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.
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

Elizabeth and family
It has been a honor to have known George at the Clerks office and around Suffolk he was the kindest Gentleman
My prayers and thoughts will be you all
Regina Rountree Thacker

Regina Rountree Thacker

We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Jenkins family on your loss of George. He was a fine person who will be sorely missed by anyone who knew him. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Phil Ferguson and the employees of the Suffolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

Phil Ferguson

Dearest Elizabeth and family,
It is with a sad heart that we send our condolences to you. George was a most kind, loving and gentle soul with a contagious smile. John and I were pleased to have known George during our many years attending St. Paul's Church in Suffolk. When we returned to visit, we could always count on a warm greeting from George. We send you our love, hugs and deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Deidre and John Dickens

Deidre Dickens

Mrs. Jenkins and family,
I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr.Jenkins. I met Mr. Jenkins when I was a small child when he and my dad would do surveying and engineering projects together. I’ll always remember his kindness. My sincere condolences.
Bruce Hagwood

Bruce Hagwood

Mrs Jenkins and family, so sorry for your loss! I lived beside you on Lipton Circle as a child, and have always remembered your family. He was always so kind to me and my family, sharing his garden with my dad. My deepest sympathy!

Donna Capps Turner

Praying for the Jenkins family George was a great man and a dear friend to my father. May god give you peace and comfort today and always.

Edith baird ( Austin)

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