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May 2, 1932 ~ October 4, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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LD Jernigan, 91, of Amarillo was born May 2, 1932, in DeBerry, Texas to Elbert and Hallie Jernigan. LD was a kind and loving son, father, grandfather, brother, and many more to so many different people. LD never met a stranger. LD began working at an early age where he worked at various places. He then moved to Lamesa, Texas with his family where he worked on different farms and helped support the family.
LD married his loving wife, Dorothy (Fletcher) Jernigan, July 26, 1950, in Lovington New Mexico. They then returned to Lamesa, Texas to start their family, and later moved to Amarillo, Texas where he spent his remaining time. While living in Amarillo, LD worked various jobs, until he gained employment at Producer Grain Corporation. Until he was diagnosed with a brain tumor leaving him blind.
Although now blind, LD would not be slowed down. He enjoyed various activities such as listening to baseball games, taking walks around the neighborhood, helping in the garden, singing and enjoying life. When in Amarillo, LD joined the MT Olive Baptist Church under the pastorage of Rev. Vernon Spencer until his passing.
He leaves to cherish his legacy his wife Dorothy Jernigan, his sister Fannie Stenson of Dallas, his children Jimmy (Denise) Jernigan of Amarillo, Helen (Greg) Griffin of Dallas, Stella Jernigan of Cypress, Della McRae of Amarillo, Ella Jernigan of Arlington, and Patricia Buckingham of Amarillo. He also leaves behind 18 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews and many close and cherished friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, two sisters Essie Kates and Louise Leary, his brother Billy (Add Last name) and three sons Delbert Jernigan, Stg. Lonnie Jernigan, and Wade Jernigan.