Millard James Jennings, known to friends as M. J., passed away Monday, September 3, 2018 at the age of 78 at Kent General Hospital in Dover, DE.
M. J. began working at the age of 14 as a logger but his passion for horses took over. M. J. was an avid horseman and began working with horses and horse racing at Holland and Webster horse farm in Elizabeth City, NC before moving north to Maryland. He continued his career of training and driving race horses in Maryland for nearly 40 years.
He is survived by his children, Donna Jennings, James Jennings, Sherri Bundy, and Kenny Jennings; grandchildren, Eric Harrell, Wray King, Justin Jennings, JR Bundy, Matthew Jennings, and Alex Bundy; and great grandchildren Kyleigh Jennings, Elijah Harrell, Maci Soria, Jameson King, and Tripp Bundy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard M. Jennings and Axie Jennings; his siblings, Pearl Temple and Martha Jennings; his daughter, Cindy Harrell; grandchildren, Dustin Harrell and Aaron King; and a great granddaughter, Riley Soria.
His ashes will be interred at the New Hollywood Cemetery in his hometown of Elizabeth City, NC on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Minister Edward Kincaid officiating. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Jennings family. You may express condolences to the family by visiting http://www.TwifordFH.com.