Jerry D. Williams

Jerry D. Williams “Cherry Pie Jr.”, age 70, a native of Portsmouth, Oh was called from his earthly labor to eternal rest during his short stay in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jerry was born to the late Robert Pritchett and Emma J. Williams-Warren. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Hugh C. & Sadie M. Williams.

Jerry attended Washington Elementary School and Grant Junior High School. He graduated from
Portsmouth High School (Home of the Trojans). He worked for a short time at Roberts Jewelry Store and
Frich’s Big Boy following graduation. He became employed with N&W Railroad in Portsmouth, Ohio and later transferred to Columbus, Ohio as a young man and retired after 44 years of service with the

He became a member of Emmanuel Tabernacle Church, now known as Living Faith Temple, where he
was baptized under the leadership of Elder John Newman in 1959, and later under the leadership of
Bishop Q. L. Wilson with the Greater Emmanuel Fellowship, International now under the leadership of
Chief Prelate, Bishop Edward E. Shouse, Sr. He joined Grace and Mercy Fellowship Center in 2012 under the leadership of Bishop Roy B. Lisath, Overseer and Bishop Roy J. Lisath, Pastor.

He is preceded in death by a special childhood friend, Perry Gene Lisath, 3 beloved brothers-in-law Elton Davis Sr., Wilbert Jordan and Emmanuel Barnes, Sr., nephew, Oscar Richardson, and an Aunt, Leora McClin.

Surviving are four children, Michelle Williams of Cleveland, Ohio, Jerry Williams, Jr. (Consuela) of Akron, Ohio, Jeffrey “Pie” Williams (Betty) of Columbus, Ohio, and Jada Williams of Virginia. Ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Three sisters-JoRuth Jordan and Diane Barnes, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Dreama Fraley (Craig) of Akron, Ohio. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

The patriarch of our family has gained his wings. Jerry, you will be missed and cherished by all of us. You fought a good fight of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We will always love you for the rest of our lives. Now you may Rest in Heaven

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Friday, August 9, 2019 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.

Condolence Messages

  1. Adrienne Fikes-Nelson

    To Michelle, Jerry, Jr., Jeffrey, and Jada

    Sending you all my deepest sympathy, today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.

    Love Aunt Adrienne and Uncle Johnny

  2. Michelle, my condolences to you and your family. Praying for God’s comfort and strength for you all. The video is such a beautiful tribute to your father.

  3. Earnestine and Cleovis Scott

    To: Diane Barnes and Jo Ruth Jordan

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry. We have fond memories of him growing up in Portsmouth, OH and attending the same schools and church. We pray that God’s grace will give you strength and comfort as you lay him to rest. Our prayers and sincere condolences to the entire family.
    Earnestine and Cleovis Scott
    Detroit, MI

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time; My Condolences To you all on the loss of your Father. May God Bring You Peace and Comfort.

  5. Earnestine and Cleovis

    To: Dreama Fraley

    I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family as you lay Jerry to rest. I have such fond memories of each of you when we were growing up in Portsmouth. God bless you and yours………….
    Earnestine Allen-Scott (Sister Wheeler’s daughter)
    Detroit, MI

  6. This is your Cz whom u grew up with and I always cried when you and Jo Ruth, Dianne and cz Sandy left Paducah going home. It always seemed so short a summer. My heart hurts because my favorite Cz has gone and will b greatly missed
    I hope u cz n will get to know me too my email is drllhowell
    Go to utube
    God’s kingdom ask the Apostle Dr LaReese Howell

  7. To my cousins whom I had the joy of growing up in your midst I pray that all leave a legacy & touch many lives as Jerry did. I remember the laughter & love he gave whenever he visited in the summers of Newbern, Tn. Now we pray & believe that he is in the presence of the almighty with him saying “Well done my good & faithful servant, welcome home”.

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