Neva M. Jerkins
Neva M. Jerkins, 84, of 910 Wood Creek Drive, Newport News, died 5:30am Wednesday, February 6, 2002 at home. She was born in Pueblo, Colorado on August 16, 1917 and had been a peninsula resident since 1958. She was a member of Stevens Memorial Baptist Church and a former member of Hampton Roads Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband John S. Jerkins and her son John L. Jerkins.
Mrs. Jerkins is survived by two daughters, Shirley and her husband Robert of Norfolk, and Jean Fischer and her husband Nick of Louisburg, NC; two sons Bobby Jerkins and his wife Bobbie of Grafton, and Rick Jerkins and Cindy of Hampton; one brother, Lester L. Benton of Florida; and two sisters, Maxine Whitehall of Florida, and Delphine Snyder of Georgia. She has fourteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 6-8pm Friday, February 8 at Altmeyer Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 2:00pm Saturday, February 9 with Dr. John S. Carpenter officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Riverside Hospice or Riverside Oncology.
Aunt Neva was a very gracious lady… the last time I saw her was almost 28 years ago when my new husband, Terry, and I were on our honeymoon trip. Like all the Benton girls she had a sense of humor and a down-to-earth attitude that made her a lot of fun to be around. I’m sure she’s enjoying exploring Heaven and having a reunion with friends and family. All our love!
First fond memories: Playing in the house in Tampa with Ricky and the little Chihuahua. The first dog that was let in the house – to cure asthma and later visiting Aunt Neva and family in Virginia when we driving our Mayflower truck through one weekend. There were beautiful Fall leaves and colors all around. I always loved Aunt Neva’s little twinkle in her eyes. She just couldn’t help herself. I’m sure Heaven will be even more fun with her there.
my best rememberance of my grandmother to this day is when i first went into the military i had a broken up toyota pick up with no windows. it was x-mas time frame,i drove my truck from south carolina to new port in the snow. when i arive i hear grandma in the house talking a little loudly.when she opens the door and lets me in i findout she is watching pro wrestling. she loved that wrestling. we used to snicker back and forth when i would tell her it wasn’t real. we had alot of laughs and she allways treated my brother and me asthough we were really family. i love and miss her dearly.