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
    Kimberly Barham says:
    I was blessed to share time with this man who entered my life 14 years ago. I was not only Bryanna and Destiny mother to him it went deeper than that. I always felt like family regardless of our differences. I knew I could always call you and you would lead me the right way with any problem or just a simple talk or concerning those baby girls who were so LUCKY to have you as their Papa.. We will miss you but we know for sure your in heaven. RIP:PAPA Kimberly

  • May 03, 2011
    Sarah Burris says:
    My heart goes out to Hughbees family,I knew him as uncle hughbee. He was a great man that will be missed by many.

  • May 02, 2011
    Kathy Evans says:
    Carol and family, I thank God I have ya'll in my life and had Hugh there for so long, now he is helping his Lord continue the wonderful work he did here on earth. I thank God for your faith to help you through this sad time. I love you all so very much....

  • May 05, 2011
    Wiley and Shirley Harrelson says:
    Dear Carol, So sorry to hear about Hugh. I know it is hard, but God is faithful. Please know we care and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • May 01, 2011
    Karen & Bobby Roberts says:
    Carol and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Karen and Bobby