Gregory Bernard Waterman


Gregory Bernard Waterman, 63, moved up in the ranks in the Master’s arms on October 31, 2014 at home with family fighting the good fight of faith battling cancer.
Greg ‘Pop’ was born on October 13, 1951 in New York, New York to Carlton and Esther Waterman.
He was one of eight Waterman siblings. Greg was a man of great wisdom and advice that impacted all those who came in contact with him. He served in the Army and attended Grambling State University. Greg spent many years in customer service with his most recent companies being Safelite Auto and Alliance Data. He was also involved in the Yoke Person and Married Couples ministries at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.
Greg loved the Lord and to travel with his wife, they’ve ventured to several places in their marriage such as the Bahamas twice, Wisconsin, Chicago, NYC and their last trip was to Florida. He came to Columbus, Ohio on the heels of his son Rob, to meet his wife Denise through family. Greg was called Pop by many and uncle-pops by the little ones had a passion to encourage people. Being from New York City, he loved the Mets, NY Jets and connoisseur of jazz music. Pop was also an avid book reader and his favorite author was James Patterson and the last book he read was, The Shack by William P. Young.
Survived by his beloved wife Carolyn Denise Strickland-Waterman, sons Robert (Tonya) Waterman, Jamillion (Ayako) Strickland, daughters, Chennette (David) Barreto and Junese Strickland. Ten grandchildren, Tatiana, Savonne, Rayne, Ashley, David, Ayanna, Jaina, Selina, and Jaden. Brothers, Carl (Joyce) Waterman, Lance (Lori) Waterman, Sterling Waterman, Rory Waterman, Darly Waterman and sisters, Fawn Waterman and Milly Gibson. Faithful in-laws, Quintella (JD) Walters, Phyllis (Gary) Gilchrist, Greg (Kelly) Harper, Daniel Strickland, Cassandra (Cameron, Cymphyne) Murray. His beloved Aunt Jennie Shaw and loved cousins Jamie Simpson, Albert Shaw, Arthur Shaw and many more. Many loved (great) nieces and (great) nephews.
Greg will be laid to rest Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9 a.m. will be calling hours and 10 a.m. service will begin. His church home, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church will be the host, 428 E. Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Condolence Messages

  1. May the family find peace and comfort in the memories of Greg. Greg will truly be missed, for he is now at peace at the right hand of the father…Rest in Heavenly Peace

  2. Tanisha Robinson

    My condolences and prayers. U will be deeply missed. Love always. Family first!

  3. To my brother PR, Tonya and the girls, I offer my condolences to you all, as well as the rest of your family. My love and prayers go out to you. Reach out if you ever need anything brother, you already know I’ve got you.

  4. Sue-Ton & Noelle McClenan

    Lance, Lori and the rest of the Waterman family, our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. You have our condolences and hope that you will be able to rest knowing that your loved one is at resting free of pain because he’s at peace. If you need anything we’re just a phone call away. Travel safe and we’ll speak soon…. Love you guys!

  5. Rest in peace Greg you will be missed. I’ve missed our Mets , Yankees discussions .my prayers and condolences to your family

  6. i worked with Greg about 8 years ago at Safelite. He was always a perfect person to see on a sleepy Monday morning. He always had a great word to say to make your day. He will be greatly missed. Prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace old friend.

  7. My sincerest condolences on your loss. I knew Greg for many years working with him at Safelite. He was an absolute pleasure to be around and I feel blessed to lave known him. Anyone who was lucky enough to have met him knew that he was a special soul in every way. He had a contagious smile and spirit. I pray that he and his family finds peace.

  8. Avie Boyer -Thomas

    Mrs.Greg Waterman, I’m offering. my deepest condolences to you and your family. May you cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. May God ,your faith and memories be within your heart Forever.

  9. My condolences to you and your family.

  10. My deepest sympathy to your family. I worked with Greg for a few years and he always made everyone smile! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Greg may you rest in peace dear friend.

  11. My prayers and condolences are with you family. Pops was a wonderful caring God fearing man. Well done my good and faithful servant. May God bless you.

  12. Greg was a great man. Most friendly guy I knew at Safelite. So helpful and caring. Greg you will be missed. To the family I am so sorry for your loss and pray for all of you. God has big plans for Greg you can count on that.

  13. Robert & Jacquelyn Chapman

    denise and family, our hearts are heavy as we offer our heartfelt condolences ! We loved Greg and his witness of marriage within and outside of the Marriage Emrichment Ministry at Mt Olivet will be missed by all of us ! May the peace of God, and His Grace co fort you today and in the days ahead.

  14. Carolyn my heart goes out to you and your family, keeping you in my thoughts and prayer. May you find peace in knowing Greg is with his Heavenly Father and is now an angel watching over you!

  15. My name is Greg waterman, from Wilmington NC , I was looking for similar names and came across greg , I guess he passed and is with Jesus, I am a worship leader/ guitar/ song Writer, maybe we will meet,, God is Good, Morning Star Ministries. NC. Your Mr. greg is in paradise

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