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Ruth Williamson Jernigan

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FREMONT — Ruth Williamson Jernigan, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019.

The funeral is 1 p.m. Thursday at Wayne Memorial Park, Goldsboro. The family will be at Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive, Wilson, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

She was a federal tobacco grader and enjoyed the outdoors when gardening, and it was said she had a “green thumb.” A love for the beach was a positive trait for her.

She is survived by her sons, the Rev. Merrill Davis (Marlyn) of Stantonsburg and Mickey Davis (Cindy) of Pikeville; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Velma Lancaster of Fremont, Darlene Bumgarner of Wilson; and brothers, Clayton Williamson and Harold Williamson of Fremont and G.C. Williamson of Kenly.

Ruth was preceded in death by her sons, Richard and Alan Davis; parents, George Thomas and Nola Mae Evans Williamson of Fremont; sisters, Ola Johnson, Sylvia Hess and Joan Joyner.

Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N., Wilson, 252-237-7171; www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.