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James Paul Jinks

March 13, 1940 — December 26, 2022

James “Jim” Paul Jinks of Dyke, VA went to the Promised Land on December 26, 2022 surrounded by his family at his daughter's home in Midlothian, VA. Jim was born March 13, 1940 to the late Henry Joseph and Scerverna Fitzpatrick Jinks. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 50 years, Merium Knight Jinks; his son, Ivan Joseph Jinks; and his siblings, Alvin J. Callahan, Mary J. Blevins, John J. Jinks, Vernon F. Jinks, Robert C. Jinks, Naomi J. McClung, Thomas Nathan Jinks Jr., and Mamie J. Kelley.

Jim is survived by his daughter, Lisa J. Hastings and her husband, James, of Midlothian ,VA; two granddaughters, Jaimi M. Jinks of Midlothian, VA and Angela R. Caldwell (Justin) of Beaufort, SC; grandson, Joseph P. Hastings of Midlothian, VA; two step grandsons, James Hastings III of Henrico, VA and Lester “Eric” Hastings of N. Chesterfield, VA; and one great grandson, Jaxsun C. Shrewsbury of Midlothian, VA. He is also survived by his sister, Margie Jones Hampton and a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Jim graduated from Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, VA. He then attended Holmes Theological Seminary in Greenesville, SC and transferred to Lee College in Cleveland, TN. After raising his family and many years of service to multiple congregations Jim accomplished his life-long goal and earned his master’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Jim devoted his life to sharing God’s word with others. He retired from full time ministry at Mount Olivet Church of the Brethren in Timberville, VA in 2003. However, he continued his ministry as the Pastor of Mt. Grove Chapel Church of the Brethren until his passing.

Jim was a dedicated caregiver to his wife during her battle with Pick’s disease. He loved his family and his church family. He will be greatly missed by all.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Holy Memorial Gardens followed by a celebration of life at 2:00 pm at Nortonsville Church of God.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that a donation be made to a charity of your choice.

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Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Memorial Service

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Nortonsville Church of God

1505 Simmons Gap Rd, Dyke, VA 22935

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