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Loycie Lee (Walston) Jernigan

January 10, 1967 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old
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Mrs. Loycie Lee Jernigan, 56, of Elkhart, passed away at the Elkhart General Hospital Emergency Department following a sudden illness on Sunday, September 10, 2023.

Loycie was born in Clackamas County, Oregon and was the daughter of the late Robert Walston and Beverly Settle. She later married Jeffery A. Jernigan in Elkhart, and he survives at home after nearly 40 wonderful years of being together. 

She is also survived by her daughters Kala Mc Fadden of Argos and Trenda McFadden of Columbus, Georgia; son Jeff Jernigan of South Bend; grandchildren Asher, Meina and Maeloyren McFadden and Havoc Osiris and Layla Jernigan, and several brothers and sisters. Loycie is also survived by a host of loving extended family, friends and neighbors, and is preceded in death by her son, Joel Jernigan.   

In accordance with the family’s wishes, a brief viewing will be held at Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elkhart on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 6-7 pm. No services will follow, and cremation has been arranged.

Loycie was a dedicated homemaker, mother, spouse and friend. Even more, she was a naturally giving, forgiving and generous soul who hated to see folks go without, especially friends, but her family came first in ALL situations. She had an affinity for the outdoors, and she seemed to be able to really connect with her inner self whenever Mother Nature surrounded her. She loved to cook, camp and ride around with Jeff on his Harley. She was also an accomplished crafts artist, loved all creatures great and small, and always appreciated the holistic nuances provided to her through her peace-loving beliefs in Wicca.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Loycie’s family in care of her husband, Jeff. Also, in honor of Loycie’s eclectic love of nature, you are asked to wear your favorite back-to-nature gear or your Harley-Davidson colors.

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Celebration of Life Visitation
September 20, 2023

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Billings Funeral Home
812 Baldwin Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Cremation following Visitation


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