Norfolk —Elijah Paul Jernegan, 102, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 in a Norfolk hospital.
He was retired from the United States Navy and was a very proud veteran of W. W. II with 20 years of service. He was also retired from the Civil Service as a government employee.
Born in Wachula, Fla., he was the son of the late Minnie and Harvey Jernegan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie Jernegan, and a granddaughter, Cynthia Gregory. Mr. Jernegan attended Temple Israel.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Mae Quirk of Norfolk; two sons, Michael Jernegan and his wife, Lois of Arlington, Va. and Harvey Jernegan, and his wife, Dr. Sharon Weinstein of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Marcia Sandler of Virginia Beach, Sharon Rosen and her husband, Dr. Alan Rosen of Baltimore, Md., and Gregory Jernegan of Arlington, Va.; 12 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and an extended family that will miss him dearly.
A funeral service was conducted in the Norfolk Chapel of H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., with Rabbi Michael E. Panitz officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish War Veterans, 1811 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 or www.jwv.org. Online condolences may be offered to the family through hdoliver.com.