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James Edward “Jimmy” Jarvis, 66, a native of Mathews, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

Jimmy graduated from Mathews High School in 1970 and went on to work in several fields, most notably in plumbing and heating with his beloved father. Jimmy’s greatest fulfillment in life was learning and teaching others about his Lord Jesus Christ. Over the years his passion led him to serve in several ministry roles including student ministries and later as an associate pastor. During that time, he was blessed to pray for the sick, comfort those in difficult times, counsel those needing direction and, most importantly, leading others to Christ.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his father, Thomas E. “Tojo” Jarvis, and mother, Dorothy Grimstead Jarvis.

He is survived by his sons, James Jarvis (Julie), Tom Jarvis (Amy), David Jarvis; daughter, Rebecca Mahoney (Tom); several grandchildren; his brother, William “Billy” Jarvis; sisters, Shirley Abrams, Christy Walker and several nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of life service will be held at Gwynn’s Island Cemetery on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at 11 a.m.

Our family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the healthcare professionals of Riverside Walter Reed Hospital including Drs. Sarah and Frank West and Dr. John Gretes. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad members for the extraordinary service they have provided to our family and who continues to provide compassionate service to the residents of Mathews County.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 723, Mathews, Va. 23109 or Cornerstone Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 126, Cobbs Creek, Va. 23035.

Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, is assisting the family with the arrangements.