HENDERSON — Vernon Shane Jenkins, 44, died on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at Maria Parham Health. He was born in Durham County to Vernon James and Diane Stell Jenkins of Creedmoor.

Mr. Jenkins was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wesley and Elizabeth Stell, and his father-in-law, Duane Gordon.

Shane was a longtime law enforcement officer, having been employed with the Henderson, Norlina and Littleton Police Departments.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Browns Baptist Church Cemetery.

In addition to his parents, Shane is survived by his wife, Heather Gordon Jenkins; his children, Vernon Shane Jenkins Jr. and Wesley Duane Jenkins of the home; his grandson, Vernon Shane Jenkins III of Henderson; and his brother, Jason David Jenkins of Creedmoor.

The family asks that memorials be directed to the Browns Baptist Church Cemetery, c/o Jean Bowen, 136 Bowen Road, Norlina, NC 27563.

Arrangements are by Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton. Online condolences may be made at www.blaylockfh.com.

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