Alpheus Delbridge “A. D.” Jernigan Jr.

Published 11:44 am Monday, February 14, 2011

COLERAIN – Alpheus Delbridge “A. D.” Jernigan Jr., 76 of 404 West River Street, Colerain, died Saturday, February 12, 2011 at his home.

He was born in Bertie County on May 30, 1934 to the late Eva Harrison Jernigan and Alpheus D. Jernigan Sr. and was predeceased by his wife, Janice “Jackie” Britt Jernigan and a sister, Muriel Perry.

A.D was a member of Colerain Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.  He was the former Mayor of Colerain and former member of the Colerain Fire and Rescue, the Masonic Lodge and the Lions Club.

He was the owner of Nationwide Insurance Agency in Colerain and served in the US Army.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Colerain Baptist Church by the Rev. Don Roberts Jr.  Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Survivors include his sons, Stuart Jernigan and wife, Cheryl Perry, of Charlotte and David Jernigan and wife, Cheryl Pierce, of Colerain; sisters, Dorothy Mizelle of Askewville, and Annie Elizabeth Casper of Pine Ridge; and a granddaughter, Amanda J. Shanks of Charlotte.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14 at Walker Funeral Home, Windsor and at other times from the home.

Memorial gifts may be made to University Hospital Hospice, PO Box 272, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or to Colerain Baptist Church, 202 N. Main Street, Colerain, NC 27924.

Condolences may be directed to

Walker Funeral Home is serving the Jernigan family.