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Obituary: Deacon Jacob Jernigan

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Deacon Jacob Jernigan, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Deacon Jernigan was ordained to the Diaconate by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 20, 1987. Deacon Jernigan first served at the Church of the Resurrection in Dayton, Ohio upon ordination. Resurrection was combined with St. James parish in 2005 to become St. Benedict the Moor. Deacon Jernigan served there for the remainder of his active ministry. He served the Archdiocese as a permanent deacon for thirty-two years.

Deacon Jurnigan is survived by his wife, Osie.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 519 Liscum Dr., Dayton, OH 45417. Fr. Francis Tandoh, C.SS.P, pastor, will preside.

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