Johnnie S. Jernigan, 88

Johnnie S. Jernigan, 88, of Frankford, Del., passed away in the care of his family on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. He was born in Midway, Ala., on Jan. 29, 1930, to the late Timothy Jernigan and Susan Moore Jernigan.

Jernigan worked for Mountaire Farms as a management supervisor for 35 years, retiring in 1995. He loved sightseeing, hunting, gardening, collecting cans and restoring “old junk.” He enjoyed being outdoors and spending time with his family.

Jernigan leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Betty Helen Feddiman Jernigan of Frankford; six children, Herman Jernigan of Millsboro, Del., Anna Mae Jernigan of Frankford, Jerome Jernigan of Dagsboro, Del., Helen Custis of Seaford, Del., Vanessa Jernigan Purnell and her husband, William, of Millsboro and Allison Jernigan of Frankford; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was to be held July 21, 2018, at the Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del., with the Apostle Larry Morris officiating. Burial was to follow, at Zoar Golden Acres in Bishopville, Md. Flowers were welcome. Condolences may be sent online at