Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it… Psalm 127:1.
Ceasing from his labor, Fernie Lee Humphrey, 79, of Jacksonville went home to be with his savior on Thursday, March 20, 2014. There he joined his mother, Mary Jane Morton Humphrey and father, Eddie Thomas Humphrey.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at Kellum Baptist Church with the Rev. Jody Yopp officiating – Interment will follow at the Humphrey Family Cemetery.
He leaves behind the loving wife of his youth, Helen Grace Mobley Humphrey. They would have celebrated sixty years of marriage on May 21, 2014. Along with their mother, he leaves his children, Sandra and Delwood Silence, Sheila and Jeff Waters, Sherry and Charles Morton. He considered his greatest pride and joy to be his grandchildren, Nick and Jaimie Waters, Airman Thaddeus Waters, Ollie and Ivy Morton, Mindy and Rachael Silence. In addition he was blessed with his great-grandchildren, Kayden, Kamryn and Kenley Waters. He also leaves a sister, Annie Tallman and her husband Nixon.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville.