Hugh Thomas Jernigan

November 29, 1947 - April 29, 2011
Hugh Thomas Jernigan


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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  • May 02, 2011
    Pat Neely says:
    God be with you and yours Carol. He is a mighty comfort. Take things one day at a time and God will lead you through this difficult time. I am praying for you and yours, we know that Mr. Hugh is in heaven and is with his Gos and his family.

  • May 03, 2011
    MARK LEGWIN says:
    To Carol and Hugh's family, i wish to extend my sincere condolences in the passing of my good friend and former co-worker. My memories of Hugh will always be on the golf course, but my special memory of him will be of the eulogy he gave at Joe Pierce's funeral service. Hugh showed me that day what type of man he was. He truly loved his fellow man. The GE family has lost a great friend a co-worker.

  • May 03, 2011
    Toni McLean says:
    Aunt Carol & Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Toni, Chris & McKenzie McLean

  • May 02, 2011
    Sharon says:
    Carol and family,these are difficult times when we loose a love one. Remember we are not without hope if we know Jesus as our saviour. Love you and praying for you. Psalm 30:5 Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning

  • May 04, 2011
    Nora Murphy says:
    Libby and family, I was saddened to learn of the death of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family this week. love-nora