Vivian Jernigan, 97, of Center

Vivian Jernigan, 97, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020, in Center.

 

A private family burial was held at Old Salem Cemetery. She was laid to rest beside her husband and brother.

 

Mrs. Jernigan was born November 3, 1922, in San Augustine County, to Jim Sharpton and Mattie Sharpton Gilchrist.  She went on to fulfill a career in teaching. Mrs. Jernigan was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

 

She is survived by
Children
Jimmy and Cathy Jernigan
Judy and Chris Andrews

Grandchildren
Adam and Vicki Jernigan
Jennifer and James Miles
Lauren Brown
Cody Andrews
Brittni and Wesley Hines

 

Step Grandson

John Battles

Great grandchildren
Rachel and Cameron Miller
Brandon Miles
Jason Miles
Dylan Miles
Ethan Miles
Jaquelyn Miles
Marissa Miles
Melanie Miles
Justin Miles
Colton Miles
Jaxon Miles
Lance Brown
Lillian Brown
Liam Brown
Weston Hines

Great great grandchildren
Jack Miller
Hoyt Miller
Remi Miller

Sisters in law
Effie Jean O’Rear
Mae Stotts
Delores Langston

Nephew
Bob and Sara Smithson

 

Niece

Ann and Tom Wallace

 

Preceded in death by

Husband: Travis Jernigan

Parents: Jim and Mattie Sharpton
Brother: Cletus Sharpton
Twin Sister: Valeira Smithson

Half Sisters: Viola and Euel Hopkins and Katie and Carroll Russell

Honorary Pallbearers will be Adam Jernigan, James Miles, Cody Andrews, Wesley Hines, Brandon Miles, Jason Miles, Dylan Miles, Ethan Miles, and Bob Smithson.
 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Old Salem Cemetery, c/o Venorah McSwain, 8612 FM 711, Center, TX 75935.

 

Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com

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