Jeryll Eiland


Jeryll S. Eiland transitioned unexpectedly on Friday May 7, 2021 at his residence.

Jeryll was the son of Genola and Robert Lee Eiland, Jr.

Jeryll was educated in the Columbus Public Schools and graduated from Brookhaven High School. He later went on to serve four years in the United States Navy. He was a dedicated member of Abounding Praise Worship Center.

Jeryll was affectionately known as “Mister Bill” by his family, while his friends called him “Jay”. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, working on vehicles, driving cross country in his semi, avid music lover and D.J. Jeryll was also admired for his willingness to come to the aid of any and all he could help.  He loved the Lord with his heart, soul and might.  Lastly, he was probably the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Team’s biggest fan.

Jeryll is preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Eiland, Jr.

Jeryll leaves to cherish his memories, mother, Genola Eiland; daughters, Jeanessa (Daniel) Nembhard, Delania Eiland, and Jayda Eiland; five grandchildren, Gunnar, Lennox, and Royce, McKenzie, Amari; sisters, Cheryl (Will) Richardson, Norma (Glenn) Pulley, Matilda (Malcolm) Jordan, and Monica (Antonio) Evans; brothers, Johnny Ray (Cheryl) Richardson, Rydell (Melissa) Richardson, Christopher Evans and Don Evans; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at New Generation Church, 1173 Essex Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Barbara E. Johnson

    My husband and I send our love & condolences to my Aunt, Gene, and family in the loss of my cousin, Jeryll. We pray for God’s comfort during this difficult time.

  2. Cornelius Demery

    Sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

  3. There is no pain Jesus can not heal. Praying that God will comfort you in this time of loss.

  4. Cynthia Reynolds

    I truly send, my condolences to family. He was always like a little big brother to me, and my husband Sharon aka Ray Ray been knowing over 20 years, had a heart of gold if you was in need he was there. Will be well missed, Rest in the heavens J. RIP Will keep prayer for the family.

  5. La Tonya Faysonrobbins

    My deepest condolences to the Eiland Family and friends. May God comfort you at this time very difficult time. My thoughts and continued prayers are with you today and the days to come. I love all of you. ❤️

  6. Crystal Robar

    I truly send my condolences out to the family! Jay was a very funny entertain person he was a caring person and love all his friends and family! Love will be missed but never ! Taevon said he love you n going miss your crazy self stopping by sorry for loss his memories will never be forgotten! We love you Jay
    Much love
    Crystal And Taevon Robar

  7. Sending Condolences to the family. A sweet soul gone home to soon but never forgotten.

  8. Jay and I served together on the USS Saratoga during Desert Shield/Desert Storm and reconnected on Facebook and messaged occasionally. He was a good man and friend. My wife and I offer our condolences on your loss. Praying God’s comfort on all during your time of grief. God bless you!!!

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