January 12, 2022, 86, Mount Olive –
Shirley Jernigan Deal, at the age of 86, passed away early Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Genesis Care Center.
Daughter of the late David Henry Jernigan and Lucy ella Whitfield Jernigan, she was the widow of Garland Deal. Also preceding her in death were two sons, Robert Rex Cottle and David Clarence Cottle; two brothers, Jimmy Jernigan and Marvin Jernigan; and two sisters, Margaret J. Wall and Helen J. Garner. She was a member of the Northeast Original Free Will Baptist Church, had been a homemaker and had also worked with Sylvania in its testing department.
Survivors include a son, Avery Lee “Sonny” Cottle, Jr. of Faison; two daughters-in-law, Susan Cottle of Coats and Lori Cottle of Calypso; a sister, Doris J. Ellis of Mount Olive; five granddaughters, Jessica Cottle, Sarah Cottle, Brooke Cottle, Cindy Blegen and Wendy Murray; seven great-grandchildren, including Lily and Rex; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
On Tuesday, January 18, the family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with funeral services following at 11 a.m. in the chapel, after which she will be laid to rest at Wayne Memorial Park.