Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Augustine Jenkins Joynes

10/15/1924 - 07/05/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

A funeral service will be held, 11am, Thursday, July 13, 2017
Holy Temple United Holy Church
2644 Gilmerton Road Chesapeake VA

Interment Information

Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Road Suffolk VA

Augustine Jenkins Joynes was born to the late Daniel and Sally J. Jenkins on October 15, 1924, in Prospect, Virginia. She was the youngest of four children. Her mother, Sally, died a few months after Augustine’s birth. Her maternal aunt and uncle, Mamie and Clyde Davis, raised her as their own. Augustine grew up in Norfolk and was educated in the Norfolk Public School system (formerly Norfolk County), and attended St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia. She worked for a short time in Washington D. C. before moving back to Norfolk where she married Abrom Bernard Joynes on February 11, 1950. This union was blessed with three children (Wanda, Abrom Jr. and Eric) and they raised a niece (Brenda) and a nephew (Joseph). Her aunt, Mamie Davis, was a charter member of Holy Temple United Holy Church (formerly in Norfolk) and she brought Augustine to Holy Temple as an infant. Augustine remained a faithful member until her illness prevented her from attending regularly. She loved the Lord with all of her heart and she loved Holy Temple Church. Through the years she served in many different capacities but she absolutely loved the noonday prayer group. She would often testify to neighbors and anyone else who would listen about the prayers answered after petitions were made during “noonday prayer”. “Miss Augustine” as she was affectionately known, loved her family and she loved her neighbors. Many of her neighbors became “noonday prayer regulars”, joining her to pray at Holy Temple on Wednesday’s at noon. “Miss Augustine” loved children. She loved to sew and she loved to read and recite poetry. She adored the family she was blessed with. All of her children -Wanda, Abrom, Eric, Brenda and Joseph learned at an early age that serving God was a priority for her. She made sure that they were in church as often as possible. Sunday school attendance was a must and studying the Sunday school lesson was a must. Each child had to serve in church in some capacity - the choices were to usher or to sing in the choir. “Miss Augustine” loved her neighbors and her community. Numerous stories that are decades old reflect how she and her neighbors loved each other and shared with one another. “Miss Augustine” left her earthly tabernacle on July 5th, 2017 to be with her Lord and Savior. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Sally Jenkins; her aunt and uncle, Mamie and Claude Davis; two brothers: Clarence and James Jenkins; one sister: Gladys Garnes and one niece: Brenda Gaines. Her late husband, Abrom B. Joynes, Sr. passed in 2012 after 62 years of marriage. She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons: Abrom B. Joynes, Jr. of Richmond, VA, Eric L. Joynes of Norfolk, VA; one daughter, Wanda (Howard) Martin of Beaverdam, VA; four grandchildren – Justin Martin, Trevor Martin, Angela Gaines and Stephanie Gaines; five great grandchildren, three sisters-in-law, Sylvia Lawton, Mamie Joynes and Rudell Joynes; many nieces and nephews, two devoted – James Jenkins and Joseph Garnes. Others saddened by her passing include many loving cousins (devoted - Thomas Jenkins, David Jenkins, Elaine Ross and Darlene Jordan) and friends. Order

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Posted: 7/12/2017
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