Date Line: Askewville, NC
Roberta Dawn Jernigan 43, of West Askewville Street, died Friday February 8, 2013 at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville. She was born in Bertie County September 14, 1969 to Mary Lou Cowan Jernigan and the late Robert “Bobby” Lacy Jernigan. Roberta was a member of Askewville Baptist Church. She attended Appalachian State University and graduated from East Carolina University with a BA in biology in 1994. She then attended Roanoke Chowan Community College and received her registered nursing degree in 1996.
Funeral services will be held Sunday February 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Askewville Baptist Church by Rev. Billy Presley. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery.
She survived by her Mother, Mary Lou Cowan Jernigan of Askewville; sisters, Marla J. Baker and husband Mike of Askewville, Alison J. Allen and husband Brian of Norfolk, VA; niece, Mary Coggins of Norfolk, VA; nephews, Gabriel Baker of Askewville and James Allen of Norfolk, VA.
The family will receive friends from the home. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Roanoke Chowan Humane Society, PO Box 516, Powellsville, NC 27967.
Online condolences may be directed to www.walkerfh.net. Walker Funeral Home, Windsor is serving the Jernigan family.