September 10, 2023, 72, Goldsboro —
Ransom Kirby Jernigan of Goldsboro received his eternal healing on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro, one day prior to his 73rd birthday.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. The family will receive friends following the service.
Kirby was born in Wayne County on September 11, 1950, to the late Clarence Jernigan Jr. and Florence Kornegay Jernigan. He was a member of Westwood United Methodist Church and also a member of Possum Hollow Hunting Club.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carolyn Elaine Grice Jernigan; one devoted daughter, Marcie Jernigan Parker and husband, Clay of Winterville; his four grandchildren, Layne, Bryson, Chase, and Reese Parker; his beloved horse, Jack; brothers-in-law, William Grice Jr. and wife, Rose of Goldsboro and Keith Grice and wife, Joyce of Goldsboro; three sisters, Nancy Bellamy, and husband, George Stewart of Clemmons, NC, Annette Futrell of Goldsboro and Sandy Turnage and husband, Glenn of Florida; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Kirby was preceded in death by two brothers, Randy Jernigan and Phillip Jernigan, and one sister, Dorothy Jernigan Herring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Westwood United Methodist Church, 130 Short Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or Cures for the Colors’ Color Run.
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.