Catherine Downing Jernigan, 88, of Woodville, passed away, Monday, April 28, 2014. Funeral services will be Friday, May 2, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home Chapel in Woodville with burial in Colmesneil Cemetery in Colmesneil. Officiating will be Brother Steve Hays and Brother Teddy Minyard. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Catherine was born January 2, 1926 to George Richard & Bennie Alberta Boyd Downing in Cove, AR. She was a longtime resident of Tyler County and had owned & operated Tyco Feed for 41 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Doucette where she had served as church treasurer for over 50 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, R.A. Jernigan on March 3, 2012. She is survived by her son, Ron Jernigan of Houston; daughter, Cathy Young & husband, Glen of Warren; brothers, George Downing of Colmesneil and Joseph Milton Downing, Sr. of Beaumont; grandchildren, Steven Young of Port Orchard, WA, Reid Jernigan of Houston, Zachary Jernigan of Houston, and Abby Young Paben & husband, Robert of Waller; and great grandchildren, Kailyn Young & Haley Paben. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 835, Doucette, Texas 75942.
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Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home - Woodville
113 W Holly St
Woodville, TX 75979
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 1, 2014