Janice Gladden Jernigan, 71, of Mint Hill, NC, died January 9, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer's at Summit Place of Kings Mountain.
She was born in Kings Mountain on January, 6, 1942 to the late John W. and Millie M. Gladden. She graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1960. She was married to the late Morris Teague Jernigan on January 14, 1962, where they lived in Mint Hill, NC.
Janice worked at Southern Bell and then in Commercial Loans at First Citizens Bank in Charlotte, NC. She was an active member in the choir at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church of Matthews as well as a member of the Mint Hill Eastern Star until Alzheimer's would not allow her to do so.
She is survived by her three children; son, James Robert Jernigan (Palm Springs, CA); son Jerry Ray Jernigan (Mint Hill, NC); and daughter Jeanna Jernigan Bryson and son-in-law, Mark Bryson (Kings Mountain, NC). She also has 4 grandchildren; Katherine Nicole Jernigan, Bryan Edward Jernigan, Philip-Mark Bryson III and Samuel Teague Bryson.
Of her ten siblings, she was preceded in death by Paul Gladden, Denver Gladden, Lucille G. Falls, Irene G. MacAbee, and John W. Gladden. Her surviving siblings are Tim Gladden (Kings Mountain, NC), Ozelle G. Dixon (Gastonia, NC), Lousie G. Fisher (Raleigh, NC), Joyce G. Dumas (Oakridge,TN), Carl Gladden (Fredericksburg, VA)
Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church 2817 Mt. Harmony Church Road Matthews, NC 28105. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. Harmony Baptist Church Choir. Please visit Janice's online memorial at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com