Vivian Jernigan


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
Lauren Brown
Cody Andrews
Brittni and Wesley Hines

Step Grandson
John Battles

Great grandchildren 
Rachel and Cameron Miller
Brandon Miles
Jason Miles 
Dylan Miles
Ethan Miles
Jaquelyn Miles
Marissa Miles
Melanie Miles
Justin Miles
Colton Miles
Jaxon Miles
Lance Brown
Lillian Brown
Liam Brown
Weston Hines

Great great grandchildren 
Jack Miller
Hoyt Miller
Remi Miller

Sisters in law
Effie Jean O’Rear
Mae Stotts
Delores Langston

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.

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