Dr. Stanleigh E. Jenkins Jr.
AHOSKIE, NC– Dr. Stanleigh Edward Jenkins, Jr. of Ahoskie, North Carolina passed away on January 4, 2016 at Creekside Health & Rehabilitation Center in Ahoskie, North Carolina.
Stanleigh was born in Washington, DC on September 16, 1932 to Rev. Stanleigh Edward Jenkins, Sr. and Agnes Brown Jenkins.
Dr. Jenkins graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South. He served in the US Air Force from 1954-1961. Stanleigh served as a pilot in the National Guard while attending medical school at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Stanleigh met Tomma Smith Jenkins while doing his internship and medical residency at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. They were married in 1967 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Ahoskie, North Carolina.
Dr. Jenkins began his medical practice in Aulander, North Carolina. He also served as Chief of Staff at Roanoke Chowan Hospital during that time. He served as a family practitioner throughout much of Northeastern North Carolina, including Gates County and Rocky Mount, finishing his career in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.
Stanleigh volunteered at the Ahoskie Food Pantry and Vidant Hospital, and was very active at St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Dr. Jenkins was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Stanleigh E. Jenkins, Sr., and his mother, Agnes Brown Jenkins
Stanleigh is survived by his loving wife Tomma Smith Jenkins; his three daughters, Marybeth Jenkins Casias of Durham, North Carolina, Susan Jenkins Aitken and her husband Tim of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Leigh Jenkins of Portland, Oregon; his grandson, Graham Edward Aitken of Raleigh, North Carolina; his three granddaughters, Margaret Lambie Aitken of Raleigh, North Carolina, Petra and Amelia Jane Casias, both of Durham, North Carolina; and his brother, William Hendricks Jenkins of Lynchburg, VA.
A memorial service will take place at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Ahoskie, North Carolina, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Jeff Douglas officiating.
The family request that memorial contributions may be made to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 424 Church Street W, Ahoskie, North Carolina, 27910, or the Ahoskie Food Pantry, 701 E Church Street, Ahoskie, North Carolina, 27910.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Jenkins family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.