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Joshua Jernigan

Joshua Jernigan

December 12, 1982 - December 30, 2016     Age: 34

Sgt. Peter Joshua Jernigan, 32 passed away unexpectedly at his home Friday December 30th, 2016.

Having served honorably, he recently completed his service as a Light Armored Vehicle Repairer of eight years with the United States Marine Corps.

‘Josh’ was incredibly intelligent, strong, brave, loving, and generous. He was the definition of a true gentleman and was always willing to help those in need. Josh was always able to fix anything mechanical or computer-related, which carried over into his passion for cars and video games. Most who knew Josh, will remember him for his big warm hugs.

Josh leaves behind his Wife, Jessica Beltran, Maternal Grandmother, Marie Chaffee, Father, George Alton Jernigan Jr., Mother, Theresa Ann Walker-Keegan, Brother and fellow Marine, George Alton Jernigan III, Brother, Terald Leon Jernigan, Brother and fellow Marine, Daniel Jay Malcomb Jernigan and Nephew, Terald James Jernigan.

Sgt. Peter Joshua Jernigan served honorably in the Global War on Terrorism via the Iraqi War Campaign in Al Anbar Providence.

Sgt. Jernigan served as a 2147 with 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Sgt. Jernigan was the recipient of the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (2), Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2), Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Rifle Expert Badge (Third Award), and Pistol Marksmanship Badge.

Sgt. Jernigan separated from the Corps after having served in his last attachment with I&I, 4th LARBN, aboard US Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard with Pastor Ben Hall, officiating.

Ceremonial attendance and support is requested for the behalf of the family from fellow Marine’s, and other active duty, veteran and supporting person’s.

A reception and time of visitation with his family will follow at the American Legion Post, 626 South 3rd St., Fernandina Beach, FL  32034

8 Condolences

  • HM1(FMF/SW) Dustin M. Dale Posted January 10, 2017 11:56 pm

    RIP brother and Semper Fi! Doc will travel with you to our lord an savior. I know heaven has added another warrior and protector. God bless!!

  • Mark Ramirez Posted January 11, 2017 5:46 pm

    Rest in peace my brother in arms. Thank you for your sacrifices and your service to our country.
    Your retired USAF brother, Mark A. “Tony” Ramirez.

  • Jason Stone CPL USMC Posted January 11, 2017 6:59 pm

    Semper Fi Devil Dog…..Thank you for your service.

  • 11B10 Posted January 11, 2017 8:16 pm

    I saw your name of Facebook posted by a Marine friend of mine. Though I did not know you nor am I a Marine, I am a Veteran, RIP brother rest easy with the Lord. You will be in my thoughts today.

  • Carman Dickson, Charleston SC Chapter MMN Posted January 12, 2017 6:27 am

    Thank you for your service. Rest and rejoice with the Lord. Prayers of comfort to your friends and family

  • Elaine Morgan Posted January 12, 2017 9:31 am

    Thank you for your service to our country. May you rest in peace Sir. My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Sgt. Jernigan.

  • Chris Grieco Posted January 13, 2017 12:15 am

    May you rest in the comfort of God”s loving arms. Thank you for your service. Thoughts and condolences to your family.

  • MGYSgt Lovitt, vincent Posted January 16, 2017 3:20 am

    So very sorry you had to leave this earth so soon.. you were an will always be an exceptional marine and a true brother to all of us.. Rest In Peace dear friend and brother..you will surely be missed..we had the honor of meeting your father and brothers in California..great loving family..

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