Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL


Simone P Jernigan

November 25, 1933September 25, 2019

Simone Pierette Jernigan, age 85, passed away and entered Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on September 25, 2019.

Simone was preceded in death by her parents; Simon and Marie Ristorcelli, her loving husband; Aubrey Jernigan and her special friends; Helen, Peggy, Marie, and Pauline. She leaves behind her only child; Delia Ward and husband Scott Ward, granddaughter; Cherie (Derrick) Campbell, grandson; Dolan Ward (Sydney White), two great-granddaughters; Kelsey Ward and Ansley Campbell, two sisters; Paulette and Jeanette. She is also survived by Herbert and Sorita Jernigan, Wendell and Patty Jernigan, Ethel and Charles Cresawn, Larry Jernigan, Phyllis Jernigan and Billy Hopkins, and many nieces and nephews.

Simone was born in Toulon, France on November 25, 1933, but has lived in the United States of America since 1960. She became a citizen in 1971, and was very proud of it. Simone was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was a giving and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Covenant Care Center that watched over Mrs. Jernigan and a special thanks to Sunday and Twana. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Elizabeth Chapel Church Cemetery, 8008 Chumuckla Hwy., Milton, FL 32571.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, September 29, 2019


Simone P Jernigan

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Debbie & David Boyles

October 1, 2019

I will always remember all the wonderful times we used to have with Mona. She was so loving. I know all of you have so many good memories that I hope will help you in this really hard time. She was one special & pretty feisty lady! I will never forget her. I will be keeping you all in my prayers. We love you all!
Debbie & David Boyles

Michele Henry

September 29, 2019

Dear Delia and family,
Your mom was so special to us! She was so kind and we have such special memories of her, both when I was very young and after I got married and had children! I loved to listen to her talk and she always spoke my name as Meshell! I loved it. She was so good to us when we’d come visit and we wish we could’ve come more often. Wish we could’ve been there today with you all, but please know we are there in spirit. You are in our prayers and we love you all very much. She will be missed so much. David, Michele, Lee and family, Amber and family 😘💓😢

Sunday Flowers

September 28, 2019

I’m gonna miss this little lady certain patients forever stay in you heart and she was one

Paula Brett

September 27, 2019

I want to say that I remember her being the most loving and caring person for us when we needed her the most it was so heartbreaking to see her go but she did say she had lots of family in Florida and had to go back but she never forgot us and we always kept her in our prayers Iam happy she is now home with our God and I know she is shining so bright in heaven I know Delia will miss her tremendously but she is in Gods hands now Rest In Peace Mona love you always from Paula Brett

Dianne & Sonny Whittington

September 27, 2019

Delia & Family,
We are thinking of you all and hope you know we are with you in spirit. Had some good times with Mona and they will always be special memories. Love to you all.

Dianne & Sonny