• July 29, 1949 - April 29, 2017
  • Stockton, California

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Mrs. Janet Sue Jernigan, daughter of the late Lloyd Allen Hurt and Maydine Emma Estle Hurt, was born July 29, 1949 in Covina, California. The family relocated to Tracy, California while Janet was very young. She attended the public schools in Tracy and graduated from Tracy High School in 1967. After graduation from high school, Janet went to New York to attend the Weaver Airline Personnel School where she graduated in August 1967. After a short period with Braniff Airlines, she returned to California and began working for the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Tube Project. Upon completion of the project, Janet went to work for Utah International in San Mateo, CA where she met her husband, Gary.

Janet was united in holy matrimony to Gary Jernigan in February 1977. This union was blessed with one child in August 1979. Her son was born in Johannesburg, South Africa while Gary was working on a large project

Janet was active in a number of organizations as the family moved throughout U.S. and the world for Gary’s work. One of the most notable organizations was Hospice of Greenville, South Carolina, where she volunteered for several years. She also was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Greenville, South Carolina, again for numerous years.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her son, Alexander (Shane) Jernigan, and his husband, Timothy Willis, of Denver, CO; her stepson, Gary Michael Jernigan, of Oklahoma City, OK; her stepdaughter, Michelle Jernigan of Tulsa, OK,; sisters, Miriam (Dotty) Kennedy, and her husband, Paul Kennedy, of Stockton, California, and Jeanne Maloney, and her husband, Thomas Maloney, of Stockton, California; brother-in-law Don Jernigan of Broken Arrow, OK; three step grandchildren; and devoted nephews, nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.

Janet was loved by everyone she came into contact with as a result of her generous spirit and personality. Her life was as beautiful as the plants and home she loved so well, no matter where it might have been located. Her influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew her. She quietly departed this life on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at home with her husband and sisters at her side

There are no services planned. Any gifts or flowers can be donated to the Golden State Hospices Group in Tracy, CA.