Ronnie G. Jernigan

Published 10:23 am Tuesday, October 9, 2018

COLERAIN, NC – Ronnie G. “Boonie” Jernigan, age 75, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018 from complications of a stroke, at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Mr. Jernigan was born in Bertie County on March 15, 1943, a son of the late Lennie Otis and Annie Ruth Mizelle Jernigan.

Besides his parents, “Boonie” was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Ann Jernigan; two brothers, Bobby Glenn Jernigan, and McWayne Jernigan; and a nephew, Randy Lane Jernigan.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of forty years, Margaret “Rosie” Bolton Jernigan; a brother, Alton “Monk” Jernigan and wife, Janice of Colerain, NC; a sister-in-law, Anna Jernigan of Windsor, NC; three nieces, Paula J. White, Amy J. Hoggard, and Bobbie Lynn White; and a nephew Lyndon Alton Jernigan. Also surviving are six great nephews; two great great nephews; one great great niece; and a special family of in-laws.

The family will receive friends at the home at any time.

A celebration of life service was held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, with Rev. Preston Jernigan officiating.  Burial followed in Highland Memorial Gardens, Ahoskie, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local volunteer fire department or you may donate directly to Hertford-Gates Relay for Life, c/o Angie Plaunty, 226 Jernigan Swamp Road, Ahoskie, NC, 27910 or you may donate online by visiting; then type Ronnie Jernigan.

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