Hazel Jernigan

Obituary of Hazel Loraine Jernigan

Her Legacy… Hazel Jernigan was born on March 9, 1932 in Sacramento California to Harry and Myrtle Lehman.  Mom went to be with the Lord on November 7, 2019 in Oroville, California.  She passed away at the age of 87 after a brief battle with cancer.  Hazel attended grammar school and high school in Sacramento CA.  In 1948 she married the love of her life Lee, and they remained happily married for 71 years.  Hazel enjoyed many aspects of life, but she had three main passions in her life.  Faithful service to God and her church, unconditional love and dedication to her family, and she loved gardening.  She loved planting flowers, pulling weeds and just spending time outside in their yard.  Hazel was a Life Member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for over 55 years.   Hazel was a stay at home mom but was always recognized as the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Executive Officer of our household.  She was as loving as any mother or friend could be, but she was also a ferocious protector/defender of her five boys. 


Her Family… Hazel is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Jernigan, Allan & Debbie Jernigan, Kevin & Koren Jernigan, Steven & Pam Jernigan, and daughter-in-law Edie Gage, all of Oroville, CA.  Her sister Margaret Neely of Sacramento CA, and her sister and brother-in-law Claire and Howard Case of Madison, North Carolina, her brother-in-law Jim Tackett of Sacramento CA, as well as 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren, all of whom she loved with all her heart.  Hazel was preceded in death by her husband Lee Jernigan, her mother and father Harry & Myrtle (Rosenberger) Lehman, her firstborn son and daughter-in-law Bruce Lee Jernigan and Peggy Jernigan, her sister and brother-in-law Beverly and Maurice Wescott, and her sister Sally Tackett. 


Her Farewell Service… There will be a private family graveside service on November 22 at 9:30 AM at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Oroville.  Then all family and friends will gather at 10:30 AM for Hazel’s Memorial Service at the Grace Baptist Church, 3646 Oro Dam Blvd., in Oroville.  The service will be followed by a reception/luncheon at the same location.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the Chertock/Jernigan Scholarship.  Should you wish to contribute please make checks payable to CalRTA Division 32 and on the lower left memo line write Jernigan/Chertock Scholarship.  Please send cards and checks to, Allan Jernigan, 1151 Hurleton Swedes Flat Rd., Oroville, CA. 95966.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Ramsey Funeral Home 530-534-3877. 



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Memorial Service

10:30 am
Friday, November 22, 2019
Grace Baptist Church
3646 Oro Dam Blvd
Oroville, California, United States
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