Hugh “Hugee” Thomas Jernigan, 63 of Wilmington went home to be with his Lord this week.
He was born in Quantico, VA on November 29, 1947. He was preceded in death by his father Rev. Robert J. Jernigan, Sr.
Hugh was retired from General Electric Air Craft Engines. He was a faithful member of Church of St. Peter the Fisherman CEC, where he served as Director of Men’s Ministry, Rectors Council, and Parish Council, and a passion for the Early Bread Ministry. He loved nature and was an avid outdoorsman. A man of honor, respect, and integrity, who always put God and family first, one of the last true southern gentlemen.
He is survived by his wife and soulmate Carol G. Jernigan; his mother, Kate Jernigan; four children, Melanie Blair Jernigan, Brandon Humphrey, Larry R. Clewis, Jr. (Rebecca) , and Wesley R. Clewis; brothers and sisters, Robert Jesse Jernigan, Jr. (Ysabel), Marlene Jernigan Eaton (Larry), Elizabeth “Libby” Jernigan (Pete Mangum), Mary Lee Jernigan Hubbard (Tony), Dave Bailey Jernigan; grandchildren, Hunter Clewis, Bryanna Clewis, Destiny Clewis and Sean Gannon Clewis; Asher Wells and Cristian Corioti; and a multitude of family and friends.
Celebration of Life service officiated by Father Mark Johnson will be 2 pm Tuesday May 3, 2011 at Church of St. Peter the Fisherman CEC; 314 S. Carolina Ave., Wilmington. A reception will follow at the church Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Church of St. Peter the Fisherman CEC.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.