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
    Bobby Carmichael says:
    Carol and Family, I would like to convey my deepest condolences during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugh was a great man and always had a smile on his face everytime I saw him. He will be deeply missed. Trust in the Lord. God Bless.

  • May 11, 2011
    Brenda Hatcher Parker says:
    Carol, please know that you are in my prayers. We just met on f/b a short while ago and you were telling me how happy you and Hugh were. I am so sorry for you loss. Love, Hugs, and Prayers. Brenda

  • May 02, 2011
    Rev. Rick & Vickie Armstrong says:
    Dear Carol and family, We were so saddened to hear the news about Hugh. I have counted Hugh as a friend for a long time. In fact, he was more like a brother to me than just a friend, back when we were teenagers. We hunted, fished, camped and just hung out together as much as we could. I count my life richer for having Hugh been a part of it!

  • May 03, 2011
    Ann Mintz says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Hugh was a good Christian friend. He was one of my brother's (Donnie Burris) best friends.

  • May 04, 2011
    john gryglewicz says:
    Carol, deeply sorry for your loss. Soulmates are gifts from God. You were blessed to have one. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. John Gryglewicz