Mildred Marie Jernigan
Mildred Marie Jernigan
  • March 8, 1927 - April 6, 2017
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Mildred Marie Jernigan, 90, of East Ridge, TN peacefully departed from this earthly life and went to her eternal home in Heaven on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Mildred was a resident of Martin Boyd Christian Home.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-eight years, Kelly Jernigan; parents, W. A. and Sara Merritt; sisters, Frankie Samples, Ruby Seat, and Thelma Coulter; brother, Ed Merritt; and nephews, Raymond Samples and Eddie Samples.

Mildred is survived by daughters, Linda (Doug) Baker, Cookeville, TN, Angie (Terry) Jeffers, East Ridge, TN; granddaughter, Lindsay (Chris) Dutto, East Brainerd, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Mildred was a member of Delray Baptist Church. Mildred loved preparing holiday meals for her family and she was a wonderful cook. Mildred was selfless and she always put everyone else's needs above her own. Mildred was a wonderful Christian wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be at 1 PM on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Bill Proctor officiating.

Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens South.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Martin Boyd for the excellent care they gave our mother while she was there. The memory care staff became like family and we will always be thankful for them. We would also like to thank Hospice of Chattanooga for their care.

"To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors."