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Ernest Jenkins

March 5, 1951 ~ October 24, 2021 (age 70)

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I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

                                                                                               II Timothy 4:2

On Sunday, October 24, 2021, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ sent one of his angels to the home of Ernest Jenkins and called him to rest.

In light of the sorrow in our hearts, it is with humble submission and reverence that we accept the will of God. Ernest Jenkins, the son of the late Issac and Annie

Jenkins was born in Hampton County on March 5, 1951. He was educated in the public schools of Hampton District 2. He was a member of Sweetrose Baptist Church, Estill, SC, and was a

dedicated and hardworking employee of Elliott Sawmill for over 34 years. In his leisure time, Ernest enjoyed fishing, attending family functions, and dancing.

He was united in holy matrimony to the late Rosemary Holmes-Jenkins of Estill, SC and to this union, they were blessed with one child, Balanda Jenkins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Roger McKay, Sr.; three sisters, Sarah Jane Darrien, Gladys Johnson, and Annie Lou Jenkins Davis; four brothers-in-laws, Elijah Perry Sr, Willie Kearse, Otis Deloach, Sr., and Issac Johnson.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories:  beloved daughter, Balanda Jenkins (Johnnie Priester) of Allendale, SC; grandson, Demetrius Jenkins of Tampa, FL; great granddaughter, Taylor Jenkins of Tampa, FL; sisters, Clara Mae Perry of Estill, SC, and Louise Deloach of Bluffton, SC; brother, Andrew Jenkins, Sr. , (Mattie); sisters-in-law, Marggret McKay of Tampa, FL, Lilly Rose Holmes, Willie Mae Holmes and Joyce Ann Holmes- Williams all of Estill, SC; brothers-in-law, Nate Davis, Sr. of Columbia, SC, Ed Holmes, Sr., and  Charles Holmes both of Estill, SC, and Wesley Holmes of Hampton, SC; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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 Service Program


October 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home Chapel
161 Clarke Avenue South
Estill, SC 29918

Graveside Service
October 30, 2021

2:00 PM
First Thankful Baptist Church
2591 Steepbottom Road
Estill, South Carolina 29918

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