Joyce Hall Jernigan • September 14, 2020

Joyce Hall Jernigan, 83, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, friend, and aunt to many, passed peacefully into the Lord’s hands on Monday, September 14, 2020.  She was surrounded by her family in the comfort of her daughter’s home.

She was born on July 8, 1937 in Pensacola, Florida, the second of five daughters, to mother, Adele Simmons Hall and father, Elijah Marion Hall.  In 1954, she wed Luther H. Jernigan and together spent many great years raising their family and operating Pensacola Insulation, a successful company they founded and operated over 40 years, until retirement.

Joyce is survived by family that loved her dearly;  daughter, June Biggs ( Keith);  daughter, Kay Israel;  daughter, Joann Hargrove (Mike);  her grandchildren,  Sarah Biggs Davis ( Corbett ),  Matthew Biggs  (Melissa), Luke Pittman,  Mary Middleton ( Jake) , Cali Hargrove, Hannah Israel,  her great grandchildren,  Andi and Abel Biggs,  Emma, Bailey and Colt Pittman, Dalton and Stone Middleton,  as well as her beloved sisters;  Sylvia Ward (Raymond), and Wanda Ewing (Ralph).

She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther Hobson Jernigan; son, David Jernigan; mother, Adele Hall Bodiford; father, Elijah Hall; sister, Mildred Lee and sister, Eulene Franklin.

Joyce was a dedicated mother, first and foremost.  She treasured her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was dearly loved and respected by all who knew her and was affectionately known as Aunt Joyce to the many whose lives she touched.   A perfect example of loving kindness, charity, joy, peace and goodness, she always thought of others before herself.   She loved spending time with family, enjoying her grandchildren’s many activities, catching up with old friends, Sunday domino games after church with her sisters and their spouses, and watching college sports.  Joyce coached youth softball for several years, where she played to win while teaching life lessons to the many girls on her teams.  With her love of gardening, the flower beds around her home enjoyed her meticulous attention, especially when preparing for the annual family Easter egg hunt and dinner.   Of course, her afternoon cup of coffee and nap were a must.

She was a member of Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church and her simple belief “It’s all in God’s hands” helped carry her through many tough times.  Joyce had many lifelong friends to whom the family would like to thank for their love and support.  We would especially like to extend a special note of gratitude to Easter and Susan for their faithful compassion and wonderful care during these past several months.

Visitation for friends will be held Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm, Pensacola Memorial Gardens Chapel. Family is invited to arrive at 12:30 p.m. In light of these difficult times, the family asks that guests be mindful of social distancing so as to protect our loved ones and each other.   Notes of remembrance, love and support are appreciated and may be posted on-line or mailed to the family or to Pensacola Memorial Gardens.   A private graveside service for family will follow.


  1. David & Lesa Manno says:

    Miss Joyce was a wonderfully kind, caring and strong lady who made an impact on mine and my wife, Lesa’s life. As friends of her Daughter Joann, Miss Joyce made Lesa and I feel like part of her family from the first day we met. We Thank God for having known her and the wonderful blessing she was to us. May God rest her precious soul.

  2. Virginia Grant Nicholdon says:

    So sorry to learn of your loss Joyce and our friendship goes back many years ago. Grade school Brentwood high school PHS grad what a girl many memories Virginia Grant Nicholson

  3. Casey says:

    My thoughts and prayers are will the whole family! Aunt Joyce filled so many people with laughter and love!

  4. Rachel & Tim Stevenson says:

    Aunt Joyce was a cornerstone in our family. Her uncharted wisdom and infectious laughter will be greatly missed. We were blessed to have her in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with all!

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