Mr. Nathaniel “Big Jack” Jenkins, son of the late Ananias and Minnie Harrison-Jenkins, was born on August 17, 1917. He was the last of ten children. God dispatched His angels of mercy to bring him home for eternal rest on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at his home.
Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at John Brown Cemetery, Smoaks, South Carolina at 12:00 noon. Reverend Floyd W. White, Eulogist. A public viewing will be held Monday, December 28, 2020 at Stephens-Maree-Tracy Funeral Home Chapel of Serenity from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(THOSE ATTENDING GRAVESIDE SERVICE ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACIAL MASK, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE ENFORCED.)
Nathaniel was educated at the Simmons Johnsville School, Colleton County, SC. He accepted Christ at an early age. On October 9, 1943 he married Birdie Mae Britt; to this union, seven children were born. He was a life-long member of Lovely Hill Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee and Sexton for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Johnsville Hunting Club and Masonic Lodge and worked in construction for many years.
“Big Jack”, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was a devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He worked hard and cared for his family with a gentle, caring spirit, filled with love and patience. He was a passionate hunter and farmer and took great pride in sharing his harvest with family, friends, and the community.
He was preceded in death by his parents the late Ananias and Minnie Harrison-Jenkins and his nine siblings.
He leaves to cherish fond memories: a loving and devoted wife of 77 years, Birdie Mae Jenkins; seven loving children: Lucious Jenkins (Smoaks, SC), Fannie (Felder) Stokes (Branchville, SC), Florence and Barbara Jenkins (Smoaks, SC), Janelle Brabham (Savannah, GA), Manda (George) Elmore (St. George, SC), and Samuel (Kathy) Jenkins (Orangeburg, SC; fourteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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