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Mervin G. Jenkins

Augusta, GA – Mervin Gillis Jenkins, 83, husband of Gloria Ellison Jenkins, entered into rest Friday, September 2, 2022.

Mr. Jenkins, son of the late Gillis and Mary Sikes Jenkins was born in Sardis, GA, He was a member of Fleming Baptist Church where he was an active member of the Messenger Sunday School and served on several committees.  He retired from Federal Paper Board after 34 years. He began his Photography Career while serving in the US Army and was a photographer for more than 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lynette Hill Jenkins; his daughter, Sharon Harville, his son-in-law, Lee Harville, his brothers, Marvin and Mickey Jenkins, and his stepdaughter, Bonnie Lynne Jenkins Johnson.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Jamey Jenkins (April) of Charlotte, NC; his grandchildren, Lindsey Harville, Kaleigh Jenkins, Kloe Jenkins, and Kieran Jenkins, his stepchildren Wanda Jenkins Rhinesmith,

Grovetown, GA, Jeanne Jenkins Corley (Sam) Appling GA, and Carmon Jenkins Herring (Marty) Fleming Island, FL and numerous step-grandchildren; and great step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Charlie Lewis, Larry Hutchens, Larry Sconyers, John Hitchcock, Ritchie Day, Clyde Ryals, Gene Dalton, Richard Sherrod and Andy Gay, Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Messengers Sunday School Class and the Christian Motorcycle Association.

Officiating will be Rev. Pat Latta, Rev. Billy Atkins and Rev. Bert Hickman.

Funeral services will be held at Fleming Baptist Church, Peach Orchard Rd, Augusta, GA on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 11:00 AM.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 o’clock until time of service.

Memorial Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Christian Motorcycle Association. Chapter #592, PO Box 9, Hatfield, AR 71945.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill RD, Augusta, GA 30906.

10 responses to “Mervin G. Jenkins”

  1. Mervin was a friend of mine. He helped shape me into the person I am today. Back in 1985 I had the hair-brained idea that I wanted to be a photographer. I wrote to photographers in the Augusta area about being an assistant to learn the trade. Mervin called me and that began our friendship and his mentorship of me. I toted his camera bags at weddings for free . He taught me the in’s and out’s of wedding photography. I went on to enjoy the photography business for many years, both in the Air Force and after retirement. I owe my start to Mervin. Mervin was attending the same wellness class as my wife. They always spoke and she would come home and tell me Mervin still talked about our times. We kept in touch over the years and even though it has been awhile since I saw him, I will miss him and thank him for how he helped me.

  2. Mervin was my next door neighbor for the last 24 years. . He was always very helpful anytime I needed help. Every morning I take my dogs out to the back yard. Mervin would always tell me good morning I find myself still looking across his yard thinking he’d be coming out heading to the garage to work on stuff. He will be missed every morning for a long time. Rest In Peace my friend!

  3. Mervin was my next door neighbor for the last 24 years. . He was always very helpful anytime I needed help. Every morning I take my dogs out to the back yard. Mervin would always tell me good morning I find myself still looking across his yard thinking he’d be coming out heading to the garage to work on stuff. He will be missed every morning for a long time. Rest In Peace my friend! Very sorry for your loss, Gloria. Let me know if I can help you anytime I can.

  4. Mervin will be missed by so many people. He always displayed the characteristics of a true Christian. He always had a smile and kind words to everyone.

  5. Hard to believe I won’t see his smiling face again this side of Heaven. Rest in peace, Uncle Mervin. Until we meet again…

  6. Jamey and family,
    I am so sorry about your daddy. I remember him coming in Wolf Camera and always making me smile!

  7. Loved that beautiful smile. He was my favorite uncle. He was my aunt Lynette’s husband. I remember camping with them when I was younger at the lake. We had some great times. He and Aunt Gloria were my mom and dads best friends. They vacationed together for many years. Gonna really miss him.

  8. Merv took all three of my children’s pictures from birth on. That has been 30+ years ago!! He was never in a hurry and always took time to capture the perfect smile. I always loved talking with him!! Last time I saw him he and Gloria were eating at Sconyers!! RIP my friend!

  9. Merv – Mr. Jenkins – was a shining example of Christian principles and a good friend to my parents for a very long time. He’ll be missed terribly. The Charity he supported – Christian Motorcyclists Association seems to do an enormous amount of youth outreach. It also has a sterling reputation. Good people, good causes. Just like Merv!

    Rest in peace, Mr. Jenkins. God’s got it from here.

    If you’re having trouble tracking down the charity –
    https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/751645187
    https://cmausa.org/Donate/Donate

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