Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Bonaventure Funeral Home was established in 2009, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible. Together, we make this place amazing.
James A Jenkins Sr. is a native of Savannah. He received his education in Chatham County School System and was a graduate in 1979 from Sol C. Johnson High School. He later attended Savannah State College and is a 1987 Graduate of Gupton - Jones College of Funeral Service in Atlanta Georgia.
He is the father of two sons, the late Master Jamall A. Jenkins and James A. Jenkins, Jr.
His organizational affiliations include Pi Sigma Eta National Mortuary Fraternity, Academy of Graduate Embalmers, Medical College of Georgia Eye Bank Enucleation, Independent Funeral Directors Association of Georgia, Benedict Civic Social Club, and is a License Insurance Agent.
James has over 30 Years in the Funeral Profession serving thousands of families with care and respect. He is a member of St. Mary Baptist Church and used to work at Sidney A Jones Funeral Home from 1984-2003 and Williams & Williams Funeral Home from 2006 until his arrival at Bonaventure in 2017.
He has been given the honor to win the 2003 Mortician of the year and 2015 State of Georgia's Outstanding Georgia Citizen.
In honor of his late son Jamall James is very active in the community. He supports The March of Dimes and the Leukemia. Lymphoma Society.
James Anthony Jenkins, Jr. Was born June 15, 1988 in Savannah, Georgia to Mrs. Sabrina Brown-Putney and Father, James A. Jenkins Sr. He is the youngest of 2 children he and his brother the late Master Jamall A. Jenkins.
He was raised and reared in a loving home with his mother and grandfather, the late Lawrence Brown, Sr. Where his father took him to school everyday. James is a member of Second Mount Zion Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Dennis Frazier.
With a very active childhood James played football, basketball, golf and baseball for Frank Callen Boys Club. He is a product of the Chatham County public school system where he attended Spencer, East Broad, Hubert Middle School and a proud 2006 graduate of Savannah High School. He loved music and was in the band at Hubert Middle school and was mentored by Mr. Marvin Johnson of the Savannah High School Band in his 8th grade year where he played and marched with the high school band members. James always was very proud of his father and immulated his every move. He began his interest in funeral service when he lost his big brother to cancer in 1996 and his beloved grand father 30 days later. He joined the church the same year where he attended Sunday School serving as superintendent and was nominated as Jr. Deacon. While at Savannah High School James was very active in the Community as a member of the Kappa League and the Band he achieved the position of Drum Major in his Senior Year. Since his graduation James has mentored the students of the Band and helped assist with any fundraisers for them.
James has been in the funeral service as an intern at Speed/Adams Funeral Home in his senior year and moved upon graduation to his dream to be an assistant to his Father at Williams and Williams Funeral Home. With the traditional values instilled in him by his father, James grew and continues his education to becoming a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He attends Ogeechee Technical College where his is earning his Funeral Director and Embalmers Degree.
James loves to help people he became a member of the motorcycle club on the move riders he has served in several capacities with this organization..
He remembers his brother Jamall with fundraisers and supports the Leukemia, Lymphoma Light the Night walk and the March of Dimes and well as the Special Olympics.
James love of music has brought him to his popular name DJ Pleasure where he provides music for any type of social event or party.
James loves family and feels that there is nothing better he has dedicated his life to helping those in need whether it is music, civic, or in funeral service.
He is presently in his life long dream he is presently assisting his Father at Bonaventure Funeral Chapel and the CEO of A Jenkins Signature Service. Creating lasting memories by serving families in any capacity that he can. James love for people is his driving force and has one son that he love very much, Jaleel K.J Jenkins.