Herbert L. Jenkins, 73, of Millsboro, Del., went to his eternal rest on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, in Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, Del., after a lengthy illness. A faithful member and servant of God until the end, he attended Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and was a deacon and a deacon-in-deed.
“Throughout his illness, he took the time to encourage others about God and how good He is. The love of his life was John-John and the babies at the church. He loved the Lord with all his heart and his favorite sayings were, ‘Lord have mercy”’ and ‘Everything is going to be alright.’”
Jenkins’ favorite hobbies were fishing, the Eagles, Tiger Woods and the Williams Sisters. He enjoyed spending time with his fishing friends from Dover, Del., William and Emma Green.
Jenkins was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Dorothy Knight Jenkins. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Mable L. Jenkins, who, other than God, was his life; three brothers-in-law whom he called brothers, Samuel Tull (Pauline), Amos Tull (friend Margo and family), and Theodore Tull (Pete); mother-in-law, Helen Riley; a sister, Shirley Drummond (William) of Laurel, Del.; a special good buddy, Henry Jackson (George Ann) of Milford, Del.; and a very, very special friend, the Rev. James R. Johnson and First Lady Mary Johnson, whom he call “Mom,” although he was old enough to be her dad. He had an extended family of nieces, nephews, greats and great-greats.
A visitation will be held Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro. Interment will follow in Zoar Golden Acres, Bishopville, Md. A memorial service will be held Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. at Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, Selbyville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to help defray funeral expenses to Amos Lee Tull, P.O. Box 994, Millsboro, DE 19966.