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Obituary: Lois Jernigan

Lois Rasmussen Jernigan, age 81, of Batesville died April 11, 2021, in Batesville. Born July 13, 1939, at Sidney, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Medrith Slade.

Lois retired from The Citizens Bank of Batesville in March 2005 as a Senior Vice President after 38 years of service. She enjoyed being with family and friends. She also loved working in the yard and taking walks with her husband.

Lois was a Christian. She attended Cornerstone Community Church in Cushman, Arkansas.

Lois is survived by her husband, Aubrey (Bert) Jernigan of the home; two daughters, Sheryl Thompson (Curt) of Batesville and Dana Porte (Noel) of Largo, Florida; two stepsons, Scott Jernigan and Darrick Jernigan of Phoenix, Arizona; two grandsons, Jonathon Thompson (Traci) and Austin Porte; one granddaughter, Sara Porte; 2 step-grandsons, Keith Jernigan (Sara) and Cory Jernigan (Savanah); one great-granddaughter, Emilia Thompson; one brother, Royce Slade of Sidney; and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 48 years, Gerald Rasmussen, and one infant grandson.

Graveside services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 16, 2021, at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home with Pastor Leonard Tharp officiating.

Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Community Church, P.O. Box 119, Cushman, AR 72526, or the charity of your choice.

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