Barbara McGlaughon Jernigan

June 19, 1931 - December 10, 2016

06/19/1931 - 12/10/2016

Past Services

Tuesday December 13, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Wednesday December 14, 2016
Following the service at the Ahoskie Cemetery
First Street
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Wednesday December 14, 2016
2:00 pm
Connaritsa Baptist Church
NC Hwy 305
Aulander, NC 27805
Additional Information:

Rev. Jimmy Smith will be officiating the service.

AULANDER, NC-Barbara McGlaughon Jernigan, after eighty five years of life, passed away to her Heavenly home on Saturday, December 10th.  She was surrounded by family members and dedicated nurses and staff from the Rich Square Health Care Center.

Barbara was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a devoted Christian and woman of God who will be greatly missed by family and friends and caregivers.

Born on June 19th, 1931 in Wilmington N.C., Barbara was the daughter of William Pleasant McGlaughon and Sallie King McGlaughon.  She graduated from Ahoskie High School in 1949 and was the Valedictorian of her class.   She attended Chowan College and was head of her class in 1950.  She also developed her skills and talent as a piano player after 12 years of piano lessons and shared that ability and talent with her family and her church.  After college, Barbara was a Secretary for W.H. Basnight in Ahoskie.  She was a member of Ahoskie Baptist and Connaritsa Baptist where she taught Sunday School for the men’s Adult class, was choir director and played the piano for her church.  Other church leadership roles included Girls’ Auxilary Leader and WMU President.

Barbara was a member of the Aulander Ruritan Club which she enjoyed.  She also worked in the family business at Jernigan Cleaners for 50 years where she took care of the bookkeeping and other business responsibilities.  She was also the PTA president at Aulander Elementary School.

She enjoyed her family, being an active part of her community, family business, and serving her Lord.

Preceding her in death, were her mother and father, brother, Hugh K. McGlaughon,   brother, William P. McGlaughon Jr., sister Elsie M. Miller, and  granddaughter, Jennifer M. Rouse.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joe R. Jernigan of Aulander, N.C., her daughters Charlotte (William)  Rouse of Lucama, N.C., Beth (Louis) Tedesco of Wilmington, N.C., her sons Richard (Brenda) Jernigan of Aulander, N.C., and  John (Peggy) Jernigan of Hampstead, N.C., and 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be on Tuesday, December 13th from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Garrett Sykes Funeral Service in Ahoskie, N.C.  Funeral services will be held at Connaritsa Baptist Church, Aulander, N.C. on Wednesday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m.   The interment will follow at the Ahoskie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Connaritsa Baptist Church or online by clicking here or directly to the American Diabetes Association or online clicking here

Arrangements for the Jernigan family are being handled by Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service-Ahoskie Chapel and online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting

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Johnnie Ray Farmer
6 years ago

Mr. Jo Richard, Richard and family, we are saddened to hear of the loss of such a fine Christian woman. All my life I saw her as a real lady with a pleasant personality. May God bless you all and bring you peace and comfort. Johnnie Ray and Paula

Chelsea Ellen Blake
6 years ago

Miss Barbara was always there for my family and me as we were growing up next door. She was always quick to share a laugh or pancake, and focused on the positive qualities in all of us. I’m grateful for the entire Jernigan family and their friendship. God bless. With sincere sympathy, Chelsea Ellen Blake

A, Gordon Godwin
6 years ago

To Mr. Joe and the entire Jernigan family, I am so sorry for your loss. I cherish all of the fond memories shared with you and Ms. Barbara…ie serving in the Ruritan Club when I was with the Aulander PD… and when we picked you two up and listened to ole time music on the way to celebrate mom and dad’s 60th anniversary on the Spirit of Norfolk. I always enjoyed hearing the stories about y’all double dating “back in the day”. She was such a special lady and servant of the Lord. God bless you all and remember that we all shall meet again one glorious day!!

6 years ago

So sorry for your loss

kelly mills
6 years ago

T o CHARLOTTE and the rest of the Jernigan family my thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a life long public servant and a servant to the LORD. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Melissa Pasek
6 years ago

You all were our first church family after we moved here , 12 years ago, . we think of you often and remember Barbara fondly. Good memories of choir. Hugs and love to all of you!!!
Melissa and Bruce Pasek

Nancy Coppedge, Wilmington, NC
6 years ago

To Beth and the entire Jernigan family, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are loved, and you are in my prayers.

Janice Spivey
6 years ago

I will always remember the good times we had at choir practice at Connaritsa and the get-togethers at the river. I am unable to attend the funeral but send my love and prayers to the Jernigan family.

The Boyd Family - Henry, Natalie, Caitlyn, Cindy and Tom
6 years ago

John, and family, we are very sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. We pray God’s peace upon your hearts knowing she is with the Father now and perfectly fine with no physical veil between her and Jesus. We know the temporary separation will be tough as you will miss her but her memory will live on in and through you until that time when you see her again. Grace and Peace during this time we pray. Amen.

Brian Falls
6 years ago

JJ, The Schewels store in Farmville want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. God bless you all