George Edward Jenkins Sr., 86, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away December 2, 2021. George was born on March 23, 1935 in Tennessee to Reverend Edward Carl Jenkins and Nola Mae Earle.
George proudly served and retired from the United States Navy as an E8 Senior Chief Electrician’s Mate in 1983. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Mensa. He loved his family, fishing, football, and current events.
George is survived by his daughters: Tanya J. (Darrell) Freeman, Angela R. Jenkins, and Lei-Challa D. (Eli) Lee; son: Daryl E. Jenkins; grandchildren: TJ, Joshua, Latasha, Lauren, Christopher, Nora, Miranda, Marcus, Darrell, Brianna, and Kaydence; as well as multiple great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, George E. Jenkins Jr.
George will always be remembered as a loving father, brother, and friend.
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The Broken Chain
We little knew that day,
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death, we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you.
You did not go alone.
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us beautiful memories,
Your love is still our guide.
And although we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.