Nell (Jernigan) Presley

October 6, 2020

It is with deep sorrow and much love that the family of Nell (Jernigan) Presley of Pensacola FL announce the passing of a loving wife, mother and Bebe on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the age of 84. Nell was a native of Pace, FL where she graduated from Milton High School. She was the daughter of Hazel (Stewart) Brewton and Charles Jernigan and step-daughter of Arthur Brewton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Doris (Jernigan) Nicholas and brother Carl Jernigan. She was married to Guy N. Presley for almost 65 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Guy and her two daughters B. Suzanne Shumate (Guy) and Deana K. Presley; one granddaughter, Brooke Peoples (Adam) and four great grandchildren Emma Madeiros, Bryhton Peoples, Padme’ Peoples and Lyric Peoples as well as numerous relatives and friends.

A funeral service and celebration of Nell’s life will be held at 12pm, October 8 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 S Highway 29, Cantonment FL 32533. Family visitation is at 10:30; public visitation at 11am. Interment ceremony will be at Barrancas National Cemetery at 2pm. Those attending the interment will be required to meet the procession at the Walmart parking lot (east side) on Blue Angel Parkway and Sorrento Road. The procession will then go through the Pensacola Naval Air Station security gate together.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked donations be made in Nell’s memory to Olive Baptist Church, 1836 E. Olive Road, Pensacola FL 32514.


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