Peggy J. Brinkley

Published 5:12 pm Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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AULANDER – Peggy Jenkins Brinkley, age 76, of Jackie Brinkley Road, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 15, 2022 surrounded by her family.

Peggy was born on January 3, 1946 to the late Herbert Jenkins, Jr. and Alice “Skippy” Wright Jenkins in Rocky Mount, NC. She was a true southern lady, showing her hospitality to whomever she ran across. She graduated from Bertie High School and later from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Peg cherished her family deeply always making sure they were taken care of. She was always there for her husband and children as long as her health permitted. She, along with her family, were long-time members of the former United Methodist Church of Ahoskie. Peg was a free-lance artist and loved painting, especially when traveling and doing so with her friends. She was loved greatly by her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all that knew her.

Along with her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ledie Mustain “Jack” Brinkley.

Left to cherish Peggy’s memory is her daughter, Ginger Thornton of Wilmington; her son, Clint Brinkley and wife Stephanie of Aulander; three granddaughters, Alex Brinkley of Aulander, Fate Thornton of Wilmington, and Alice Thornton of Wilmington; a grandson, Austin Brinkley and wife McKayla of Aulander; her sister, Sue Jenkins Joyner and husband Jimmy of Greensboro, NC; and her brother, Dick Jenkins and wife Annie of Raleigh.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 3 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Mickey Willard officiating. For friends that wish not to be in the church due to the rise in COVID cases may that the service will be broadcast on radio station in the parking lot.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vidant Home Health and Hospice, 521 W E Myers Street, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or Alzheimer’s Association, 5171 Glenwood Ave #101, Raleigh, NC 27612, or you may donate online by visiting, search fund/ type- Peggy Brinkley.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Brinkley family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting