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William Marvin Jernigan

April 26, 1943November 9, 2020
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William “Bill” Jernigan Bill, 77, died at his home surrounded by loving family and friends on November 9, 2020. Bill was a native of Durham, North Carolina. Bill served four years in the US Navy and received an honorable discharge. After the Navy, he worked for the US Postal Service in Durham. Bill worked in DC for awhile and then worked as a Correctional Officer for the DC Department of Corrections in Lorton as a Captain and retired after 25 years. Bill then went on to work at Coffeewood Correctional facility in Culpeper until his retirement in 2018. Bill was preceded in death by his Mother, Lillian Rigsbee and Father, Travis Rigsbee. Bill is survived by his wife, Peggy, three sons; David, Paul, and Michael (Kelly), five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, three brothers; Travis, Jr. (Frances), Bobby, and Terry (Sissy) and a sister; Teresa (Kenny), an Uncle, Ernest (Glenda) Duncan, an Aunt, Frances Tew, sisters-in-law, Mary Petroutsa and Mary Glennon, beloved nieces, Angela and Cynthia Petroutsa including all other nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Noon at Mt. Hermon Cemetery, 4511 Old State Highway 10, Durham, NC 27705.

Online condolences may be sent at mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com

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Stephen Rafael Dawson

November 22, 2020

Used to work with Mr. Jernigan at Coffeewood as a new CO Mr. Jernigan was always willing to assist and train up new officers always helpful to those new to Corrections strong family man My condolences to the family.

Chris Gray

November 14, 2020

To a good friend ,who taught me much .Who was a blessing to be blessed by an call friend .You will be missed

Veronica EMBREY-Payne

November 14, 2020

Jernigan, words can not express how much I am going to miss you! You were my mentor and my friend for 14 years!I learned so much from you as an officer and you were always there with words of advice whether work or personal. I am going to miss the get togethers we had with the CWCC family and all the laughs we shared over the years! Until we meet at the gates of Heaven I love you my dear friend and already miss you!!

Glenn Scott

November 13, 2020

His smile and papa j teaching me how to be a good correctional officer. I will always remember papa j .

Devon Woodward

November 13, 2020

You were a Joyful and Wise gentleman. Rest In Peace Jernigan .

Peggy Matthews

November 13, 2020

God saw you getting weary so he did what was best, he came and stood beside you and whispered come and rest. You are missed already. RIP

David Rapelyea

November 12, 2020

To the William Jernigan Family. My family and I would like to express our condolence and prayers to you for the loss of William aka Wild Bill. It was my pleasure to have known and worked with this man. Your family will remain in our family prayers. May his Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.

DeAnna Grey

November 12, 2020

My heart aches to hear this news. I’m praying for strength and peace during this difficult time for the entire Jernigan family. I remember all the great moments of training and working alongside Jernigan at Coffeewood Correctional Center. All of us will most certainly missing his infectious laugh, great stories about his journey through life and the fun brunch meet up’s; As Jernigan always carved out time to stay connected with everyone. Most important, his strong word of wisdom and encouragement to push through challenging times, his extraordinary work ethic and dedication. We Love You Jernie!

Harry Rush

November 12, 2020

Many Condolences to the Jernigan Family, and Greetings to my Correctional Family. Captain William Jernigan was my shift Commander at Medium Security Facility during the 1990's I enjoyed many conversations with him also his leadership made a significant impression on me which became a guiding light in my journey as a Correctional Officer, He will be greatly missed, thank you Brother Captain Jernigan for being a Champion in Life, and Staying steady in the Faith of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.

BeLinda Watson

November 12, 2020

My prayers and condolences to the Jernigan family. "Jernigan", as we usually called each other by our last name, was a true corrections person and always kept you on your toes. We shared many good as well as some trying times at Medium Security. I will always remember the worth of those experiences. I left DCDC in 2000 but when I reconnected with him at the reunion lunches it was like old times. He definitely had a spirit of joy and shared it. May memories bring family and friends comfort. God Bless.

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