Elaine Luton Jernigan

October 29, 1950June 23, 2018

Mrs. Elaine Luton Jernigan of Autryville, departed this life on Saturday, June 23, 2018 being 67 years of age.

She was born in Pasquotank, North Carolina on October 29, 1950 to the late John Elwood Luton and Ernestine Meads Luton.

In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her Infant Son: David James Fletcher.

Elaine was a hard worker and strived to be self sufficient. She was known for "knowing everything" because there was not much that she didn't know at least "a little something" about. She was very intelligent to say the least and for what she didn't know (very little) she made up for it with wit and spunk! Elaine knew there was little in life better than family and a good laugh! She definitely laughed her way through this life, making her time here full of fun and many memories, as she was the ultimate prankster! Yes! The only thing that Mrs. Elaine loved more than a good laugh was a good laugh at someone else's expense, especially those she was closest to who knew her weird and relentless sense of humor. Her daughter can recall one of her favorite jokes that her mother played, which was on her grandfather. She had taken a leash and manipulated it in a way that it looked like there was a dog attached (nothing was there) and had given it to her grandfather to take for a walk (and he did with good humor)! Elaine left behind the kind of memories that are worth more than gold as she was one of a kind. She wasn't all work and jokes though! She also had this huge soft spot in her heart...for animals! She loved all creatures furry and sweet. Especially her three beloved canine companions: Pudding, Pumpkin and Little Brother! She also loved horses and had spent many years raising them. She lived her life much like the wild horses; her life could never be replicated for it was unique and rare but yet so free and untamed. She will be sorely missed but remembered always, especially when someone has a good trip and fall......or someone takes a seat at the dinner table only to find a whoopee cushion?

The family of Mrs. Elaine Luton Jernigan would like to express their gratitude to Mary Gran Nursing Center in Clinton, North Carolina for the care and kindness shown to Elaine during the last months of her life.

Left behind to cherish her memory are: Daughter: Liane Williams and husband James of Autryville; Sister: Denise Onley and husband Steve of Elizabeth City; Brothers: John Luton and wife Cheryl of Elizabeth City and William Luton of Elizabeth City. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family of Mrs. Elaine Luton Jernigan ask that you make a donation in Elaine's name to the Humane Society of the United States at 1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037.

The family of Mrs. Elaine Luton Jernigan has elected cremation and there will be no formal services conducted at this time.

Online condolences may be expressed at Cromartie-Miller Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.


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Alene Cartwright

July 2, 2018

I remember she was maybe 10 yrs old taking care of babies and fixing dinner, her Mom had passed away. She was still trying to be jolly. Her Dad would let us go to ride together on Sunday, once and a while on Sat. Then they moved from near Central school to Weeksville, across from her grandmother. That was a long way to go to ride with her for me, we did anyway. She had a Nanny now, and not allowed to ride as much, her pony was at her grandmother. We did not get to see each other much after her dad remarried, life changed a lot for both of us. Miss her and those days. She was a wonderful person.

Alene Cartwright

July 2, 2018

I grew up riding my first horse with Elaine and her pony Prancer. She had taught him lots of tricks. I always loved the time we spend together . When we got older we lost track of each other, I have missed her greatly. She was a true friend and very kind loving person. Love her always. All who have known her are very blessed.


July 1, 2018

I love you Elaine. I thought there was nothing like having a big sister like you. I will never stop missing you. Love, Denise, Steve, April, Megan, Damien and Cameron.

Liane Williams

June 30, 2018

We love you, Mom!


Liane, James, Midnight & Chester
Pudding, Pumpkin & Little Brother