Margaret Elizabeth Weir Jernigan

Obituary Notice

Margaret Elizabeth Weir Jernigan, 86, of Little Rock, widow of Judge John Tucker Jernigan died Sunday, July 03, 2005. She was born in Donaldsonville, GA to Rev. Robert and Mamie Narcissus Harris Weir. On March 11, 1944, she and John were married and later moved to Little Rock, John's hometown, after he returned from WWII. Since 1946 Margaret was an active and devoted member of Second Presbyterian Church. Her deep faith and spirituality, inspired by her father, sustained her throughout her life. She was a member of the Junior League of Little Rock and graciously volunteered her time with the March of Dimes and Children's Hospital. Margaret was a creative person, whose appreciation for art and music was instilled in her at an early age by the artistic women in her family. She was deeply inspired by nature and prayed daily for world peace and future generations. 

She is survived by her four loving daughters: Marge Jernigan of Little Rock, Martha Ann Jernigan, Mary McCormick and her husband Daniel, Ellen Ginnaven and her husband Robert, all of Fayetteville, and five grandchildren, John Thomas, William McCormick, John Tucker McCormick, Katherine Ginnaven and Addison Ginnaven. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brothers and sisters. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Second Presbyterian Church. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Second Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice. 

Register Book


  • Marge, I'm thinking of you. My Mom died on April 3. It is not easy to let go.
    Linda Fiddler
    North Little Rock, Arkansas


  • Thinking of you with sympathy,
    Bob and Jo Ann McQuade
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • Judy Russell Phillips
    Memphis, Tennessee



  • Margie, so sorry to hear of your mother's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this time.
    Dub Allen
    Little Rock, Arkansas


  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Diane Wightman Battle
    Olmsted Township, Ohio


  • My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I lost Mama in 2000 and not a day goes by that I don't think of her and miss her. So it will be with you but remember all the good things and they will comfort you. Love In Him,
    Sheri Rogers Britt
    Friend of Margie
    North Palm Beach, Florida


  • Margie, I lost my mother 10 years ago tomorrow, and I know how difficult it is. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Terri Campbell Korn
    Fernandina Beach, Florida


  • Margie: What can be more painful than the loss of one's parent? (No matter when) We pray for Peace be upon you and your family, and, we offer these scripture references which can help with the immediate flesh perspective at the times when death personally touches a family member or close friend. 
    2 Cor 5:6-8; Eccl 12:6-7
    Don Keene, Sr. and family
    Hall High Class of 1964
    Sherwood, Arkansas


  • Dear Margie, I wish for peace and comfort to be with you and your family each day.
    Jan Woods Eastwood
    Hall High Class of 1964
    Houston, Texas