Deacon Nathaniel (Jimbo) Hawthorne Eubanks Sr. departed this life Saturday October 10, 2020 at his residence in Schuyler VA. He was born May 30th, 1933 to Justin and Mary Dyer Eubanks.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Justin and Mary Eubanks, his loving wife Mildred Eubanks, his precious daughter, Cynthia Eubanks, and brother, James (Dinky) Eubanks.
He leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Nathaniel H Eubanks Jr (Emilia), Harry Lee Eubanks, (Barbara), Kenneth N Eubanks (Jeannie); adoptive son, Carson Warner (Lorraine); brothers, Jack Eubanks (Waltine), Fred Eubanks (Connie); sisters, Edith Allen, Ethel Moore (Chris), Angeline Jackson, Barbara Ann Allen, Evelyn Carey (Orlando), Debra Eubanks; sister in law, Heidi Eubanks; 8 grandchildren, Harry Roberts, Eugene Roberts, D’Angeleo Brown, Nakesha White, Davonte Eubanks, Montez Eubanks, Scott Eubanks, and Michelle Warner. Six great grandchildren; devoted cousins, Ruby Morse and Myrtle Agee; niece, Frances Lee; family friend, Natashia Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He served in the US Army during the Korean War. After serving his country, he returned home and worked for Alberene Stone Co. for many years. In 1996 he retired from Uniroyal Tire Company with 19 years of service.
Jimbo joined St. Joy Baptist Church at an early age. He often told the story of his duties as the water boy and his call to deaconship, serving faithfully until his health began to decline in last couple years.
He was a humble and mild mannered man full of wisdom, an avid reader, gardener, storyteller, friendly, kind, generous and nonjudgmental. He lived according to Romans 12:3:
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith”.
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