Jeremiah Perry

Obituary of Jeremiah Perry

Jeremiah Perry, affectionately known as Jerry, was born September 21, 1936, to Chillie and Margie Perry in Camden, SC. He was the second of 12 children. Jerry spent his early years growing up in Philadelphia, PA. There he attended school and worked several jobs. During his career, he worked for Philadelphia Gas Works and The State of New Jersey. While he was trained in many areas, cooking was his passion. Throughout his 30 Plus years in the Food Industry, Jerry worked as a Sous Chef with Lintons Corporation and as the Breakfast Chef for Hilton – Double Tree Guest Suites. As a resident of Philadelphia, Jerry met and married Gwendolyn Richardson. From this union came three children. Being surrounded by his family always brought joy to his heart. He enjoyed spending time with his Children and Grandchildren, hanging with his Brother-In-Laws, being spoiled by his Sisters and giving his Nieces/Nephews special nicknames: “Beat Yo Butt”, “The Boss” and “Big Mouth.” One of Jerry’s greatest attributes was his kind heart. He would literally give the shirt off his back – along with his last dime. This gift of kindness was nurtured in him as a small child. As a young man, he accompanied his Mother to the daily prayer services at the Garden Of Prayer Church, under the leadership of Bishop and Mother Dabney. It was there that he was baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. As life would go on, Jerry in his older age gained an even higher reverence in developing his relationship with God. He always carried TWO Bibles and would constantly be heard pleading, “The Blood Of Jesus!” Jerry enjoyed life and found joy in dressing up, going for long drives and cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles. Furthermore, it was a known fact that he was unreachable when watching “The Young and The Restless.” Jerry will forever be remembered for his quick wit and his charming personality. On the morning of Monday, October 12, 2020 – God summoned his angelic army to usher his Beloved Son, Jeremiah Perry, from LABOR to REWARD. PRAISE YE THE LORD!!!! Preceding Jerry in death: Parents: Chillie and Margie Perry; Brothers: Charles Jr., Alfred, Harry and Marvin; Sisters: Arlene and Sylvia; Brother-In-Law: William; Nephews: Kirby and Sheldon He leaves to cherish his fond memories: His Children: David Perry, Felicia (Conrad) Blake, Rhonda (Melvin) Waites; Sisters: Althea Black, Romona (Charles) Bradham, Ernestine (Rodney) Robinson, Annetta (Lloyd) Parker, Evelyn Harrity; Special Niece: Alveria Tull-Bauldock; Brother-In-Law: Lynwood Williams and Grandchildren: Nasheed Perry, Tavera Perry, Jaleesa Davis, Jordan Davis and Eyonna Waites and a host of Nieces, Nephews and other extended family and friends. Triumphantly Submitted, The Family
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jeremiah Perry, please visit Tribute Store
Saturday
24
October

Viewing

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, October 24, 2020
May Funeral Home-Pennsauken
4522 Westfield Ave
Pennsauken, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
24
October

Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020
May Funeral Home-Pennsauken
4522 Westfield Ave
Pennsauken, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
24
October

Interment

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Odd Fellows Cemetery
4527 Rt. 130 S
Burlington, New Jersey, United States
609-386-0025
Share Your Memory of
Jeremiah