Janice Gladden Jernigan

January 6, 1942January 9, 2013

Janice Gladden Jernigan, 71, of Mint Hill, NC, died January 9, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer's at Summit Place of Kings Mountain. She was born in Kings Mountain on January, 6, 1942 to the late John W. and Millie M. Gladden. She graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1960. She was married to the late Morris Teague Jernigan on January 14, 1962, where they lived in Mint Hill, NC. Janice worked at Southern Bell and then in Commercial Loans at First Citizens Bank in Charlotte, NC. She was an active member in the choir at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church of Matthews as well as a member of the Mint Hill Eastern Star until Alzheimer's would not allow her to do so. She is survived by her three children; son, James Robert Jernigan (Palm Springs, CA); son Jerry Ray Jernigan (Mint Hill, NC); and daughter Jeanna Jernigan Bryson and son-in-law, Mark Bryson (Kings Mountain, NC). She also has 4 grandchildren; Katherine Nicole Jernigan, Bryan Edward Jernigan, Philip-Mark Bryson III and Samuel Teague Bryson. Of her ten siblings, she was preceded in death by Paul Gladden, Denver Gladden, Lucille G. Falls, Irene G. MacAbee, and John W. Gladden. Her surviving siblings are Tim Gladden (Kings Mountain, NC), Ozelle G. Dixon (Gastonia, NC), Lousie G. Fisher (Raleigh, NC), Joyce G. Dumas (Oakridge,TN), Carl Gladden (Fredericksburg, VA)

Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church 2817 Mt. Harmony Church Road Matthews, NC 28105. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. Harmony Baptist Church Choir. Please visit Janice’s online memorial at


  • Visitation Sunday, January 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 13, 2013

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Cindy Boyer

January 14, 2013

I have fond memories of Janice from Mt. Harmony, the choir, and our 1998 trip I rejoice that she is in the presence of Jesus. Many prayers are going up her family during this time.

Helen Neubauer and Cheryl Pulliam

January 13, 2013

Please know that we have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. We have great memories of the Jernigan family from our days at Northeast Junior High.

Rev. Jerry and Frances Laughter

January 12, 2013

To the children and grandchildren:
Janice (Gladden) Jernigan was a talented, beautiful, and kind woman. She will be missed and you'll depend on the memories deep in your hearts to sustain you through this loss. God is our refuge and strength. Our prayers and
sympathy go out to you all.

Debbie Ham-Vittal

January 12, 2013

James, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

January 12, 2013

Was so sorry to see this on fb Observer obituaries just now, Morris & Janice were loved neighbors of ours for several years on Hartis Ln. They were special people and we missed them greatly when they moved. Will be praying for all the family. Gerri Rogers Prov. 3:5,6

Brenda Gilliland

January 12, 2013

I have been missing my good friend for a few years now, and I will miss her as long as I live. She was a beautiful, gracious, gentle, and loving person with whom I spent many childhood days. May God be gracious to her family.

Lisa Fitzherbert

January 12, 2013

Jenna, I am thankful to have known and cared for your Mom the years I was at Summit Place. She was a kind, humble and gentle lady. I am happy that her body and mind have been set free from that terrible disease. I like to remember her for her smile and funny wit. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rachel L

January 11, 2013

Jeanna, I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family.

Darlene Lewis

January 11, 2013

Thinking of you and your family.
You are in my prayers!

Patty Ramsey

January 11, 2013

Jeanna, so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and will be on my church prayer list Sunday. We miss you at school. Love you to the boys. If you need anything please let me know.