Van Lavell Jernigan

August 18, 1929 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 90)


Van Lavell Jernigan, age 90, born in Mobile, AL and a resident of Pine Grove, died Friday, July 10, 2020 at his residence. He retired from Mobile Paint as a foreman after 45 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by one daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Jernigan; and two step daughters, Debbie Eakins and Debra Hollingsworth of Mississippi, three grandchildren; Van Jernigan II, Bridgette Lamascus and Jessica Hollingsworth. Seven great grandchildren; J.T. McDowell, Jennifer Jernigan, Victoria Jernigan, Whitney Jernigan, Olivia Jernigan, Marcus Kale Jernigan and Samuel Lamascus,  and two great great grandchildren Dominic Jernigan and Emmaleigh Bruneau.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Ruth Vivian Salva Jernigan, a son, Luther Edward Jernigan and sister Patricia Mae Beasley. 

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 13, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the chapel of Norris Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bay Minette Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Norris Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be : Van Jernigan, J.T. McDowell, Stewart Hollingsworth, Ray Bradley, Randy White and Austin Bruneau. Honorary Pallbearers are Garret Rollo, John Glenn McDowell, Curtis Stracener, Timothy Gregson and Marshall Hadley.

The family requests for everyone to please dress in t-shirts and dungarees, no suits!

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July 12, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Norris Funeral Home
402 East 2nd Street
Bay Minette, AL 36507

Funeral Service
July 13, 2020

10:00 AM
Norris Funeral Home
402 East 2nd Street
Bay Minette, AL 36507

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