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Ronnie G. "Boonie" Jernigan

March 15, 1943 - October 5, 2018

COLERAIN, NC – Ronnie G. “Boonie” Jernigan, age 75, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018, from complications of a stroke, at the 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 will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, with Rev. Preston Jernigan officiating. Burial will follow 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 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

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie

205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910

Cemetery Information

Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018


Highland Memorial Gardens

US 13 South, 109 Ward Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910

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