Genevieve Jernigan, age 97 of Cookeville, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021,
Born Tuesday, January 29, 1924, in Doerun, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Carrie (Jones) Hunt.
Gene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Gene was a long-time member of First Baptist Church and in her own words she says, I love the Lord, my family, and my friends. I treasure all the young friends I made the twenty years I was at Citrus High and as a substitute.
Gene is survived by:
Carra (Mike) McNelly
David (Mary) Jernigan
Erin, Adam, Sara, Liz, Annie, and Cynthia
Hayden, Hannah, Kayden, and Cassian
In addition to her parents, Gene was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Jernigan a daughter Jeanne Prather and son-in-law John Prather.
Funeral services for Gene will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021, beginning at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 1:00 until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Missions fund or the Cookeville Pregnancy Center.
Please visit www.crestlawnfuneralhome.com
and sign the online guest register and send a message to the family.
Crest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published by Citrus County Chronicle on Sep. 17, 2021.