Mrs. Jessie B. Jernigan, age 92 of Cottontown, TN died Monday, August 24, 2020 in Portland, TN. Mrs. Jernigan was born August 17, 1928 in Macon Co., TN the daughter of the late Napoleon and Sally Oldham.
Mrs. Jernigan is survived by Her sister, Annette Glover of Nashville, TN. Four grandchildren; Carla Jo Suddarth (Jeff) of Portland, TN, James Darren Jernigan (Daphne) of Palm Bay, FL, Tiffany Paige Thomerson (Heath) of Portland, TN and Rebecca Lynn Grigsby (Lloyd) of Indiana. 10 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
Along with her parents, Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, William David “Dump” Jernigan. A son, Joe David Jernigan and several brothers and sisters. Mrs. Jernigan was a member of First Baptist Church in Portland, TN for 77 years.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Portland, TN. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday and from 9:00 AM until service time Thursday at Gilbert Funeral Home. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donation be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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