James Carroll Jernigan

January 10, 1944 - January 11, 2023

01/10/1944 - 01/11/2023

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Funeral Service
Saturday January 14, 2023
2:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Saturday January 14, 2023
2:30 pm
Highland Memorial Gardens
US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

COLERAIN, NC – James Carroll Jernigan, age 79, of Cremo Road, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at ECU Health Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC.

Mr. Jernigan was born on January 10, 1944 to Carlton Dow Jernigan and Ida Holloman Jernigan in Bertie County, North Carolina. James was a farmer and loved operating his heavy equipment. He enjoyed model airplanes and watching NASCAR, with his favorite drivers being, Dale Earnhardt and Kyle Busch. James was loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Brantley, and a half- brother, Carlton Hughes.

James is survived by his loving wife, Elouise, his son Kevin Jernigan and fiancé Toni Meeks.of Ahoskie; two granddaughters, Morgan Williams and husband Kevin, and Mollie Jernigan; sister, Rachel Tayloe of Franklin, VA; two nephews, Alan Tayloe and wife Melody of Franklin, and Kyle Brantley of VA; two nieces, Kim Tayloe of Virginia Beach, VA, and Joy Williams and husband Ricky of Colerain.

A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, NC, with Rev. Jim Skipper officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made directly to the Trap Volunteer Fire Department, 1404 Meadow Rd, Colerain, NC 27924, or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Jernigan family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Brenda M White
1 year ago

Eloise, I am so sorry to hear of Carrolls passing! Thoughts, prayers and love are with you and the family!!! Brenda Morris White

Jean Leggettt
1 year ago

Eloise, I am so sorry about your loss. I will have you and your family in my prayers.