Vivian Jernigan, 97, of Center, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020, in Center.
A private family burial was held at Old Salem Cemetery. She was laid to rest beside her husband and brother.
Mrs. Jernigan was born November 3, 1922, in San Augustine County, to Jim Sharpton and Mattie Sharpton Gilchrist. She went on to fulfill a career in teaching. Mrs. Jernigan was a member of White Rock Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by
Jimmy and Cathy Jernigan
Judy and Chris Andrews
Adam and Vicki Jernigan
Jennifer and James Miles
Brittni and Wesley Hines
Rachel and Cameron Miller
Great great grandchildren
Sisters in law
Effie Jean O’Rear
Bob and Sara Smithson
Ann and Tom Wallace
Preceded in death by
Husband: Travis Jernigan
Parents: Jim and Mattie Sharpton
Brother: Cletus Sharpton
Twin Sister: Valeira Smithson
Half Sisters: Viola and Euel Hopkins and Katie and Carroll Russell
Honorary Pallbearers will be Adam Jernigan, James Miles, Cody Andrews, Wesley Hines, Brandon Miles, Jason Miles, Dylan Miles, Ethan Miles, and Bob Smithson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Old Salem Cemetery, c/o Venorah McSwain, 8612 FM 711, Center, TX 75935.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com