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Edward "Eddie" Earl Jenkins

March 23, 1947 ~ August 27, 2022 (age 75)


Born March 23, 1947, Edward (Eddie) Earl Jenkins, 75, entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Saturday, August 27, 2022. Eddie is now completely well, worshipping the Lord with the love of his life, Sylvia Jenkins, who preceded him.

Eddie was passionate first about his Lord, second about his family, and third about his country. As a US Army airborne paratrooper and combat infantryman he was awarded the Purple Heart and suffered throughout his lifetime from injuries sustained during his Vietnam service.  

Eddie worked for the US Postal Service for thirty years where, during his years as a carrier was well-known for his friendly smile and cheery “hello.”

An active and long-time member of The Bridge Church, Eddie served on the Deacon Board as well as head usher and was always ready to help wherever needed.

Eddie played football and baseball in high school and became a licensed pilot. He was a Carolina Tarheels and Carolina Panthers fan and one of his favorite hobbies was spotlighting deer.

Eddie is survived by a daughter, Angela Jenkins Grady and husband Michael Lynn Grady, Sr.; five grandchildren, Michael Lynn Grady, Jr. and wife Samantha, Joshua Earl Grady, Kaitlyn Danielle Grady, Zachary Chase Grady, Benjamin Eric Grady; great-grandchildren Hayden Nicole Grady and Laney Alexis Grady; stepbrother Jimmy Anderson; sisters-in-law Susan P. Cornett (Danny) and Sharon P. Johnson; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Eddie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sylvia P. Jenkins, father Daniel J. (DJ) Jenkins, mother Rosa J. Anderson, stepfather Raymond Anderson, and stepbrother Vernon Anderson. 

The Funeral/Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 12 p.m. at The Bridge Church, Princeton, NC. The family will receive friends and family at the church at 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.  Burial will follow the service at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with military honors.

Flowers are welcome, or memorials can be directed to the Goldsboro/Wayne Purple Heart Foundation

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September 3, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Bridge Church/Princeton
188 Whitley Church Road
Princeton, NC 27569

Celebration of Life
September 3, 2022

12:00 PM
The Bridge Church/Princeton
188 Whitley Church Road
Princeton, NC 27569

committal with Military Honors
September 3, 2022

1:00 PM
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
3888 Highway 70
Princeton, NC 27569


Goldsboro/Wayne Purple Heart Foundation
2001 Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27534

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