Eva Duke Jenkins

April 19, 2013 

Mrs. Eva Duke Jenkins, age 89, of Selma, NC, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Smithfield Manor in Smithfield.

Mrs. Jenkins was born November 24, 1923 in Jackson, NC, the daughter of the late Kelly Duke and Minnie Neta Grant Duke. She was predeceased by her husband Willard Mason Jenkins who passed away in 1999.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving family. Her son, Jerry Lynn Jenkins and wife, Nancy of Wilmington, NC; and her daughter, Carolyn Jenkins Sykes and her husband, Bill of Selma, NC. Two granddaughters, Lisa Sykes White (Darrell) of Wake Forest and Melanie Sykes Cameron (David) of Wilmington; and great grandchildren, Hogan and Gavan White and James and Maggie Cameron. Also surviving her adoring brother-in-law, Charles Jenkins of Pocomoke City, MD; and her sister-in-law, Mary Duke of Roanoke Rapids.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square, NC with Rev. Josh Curtz officiating. In case of rain services will be at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson.

The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home in Jackson, NC prior to the service from 1:00 until 2:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson, NC 27845.

The family wishes to to extend special thanks to the caring professionals at Wake Med and Smithfield Manor.

Online Condolences may be made to the family at


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