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Jerome Wilson

August 14, 1937 November 22, 2018
Jerome Wilson
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Confident, charismatic, strong-willed and faithful, Jerome Wilson lived a blessed and accomplished life. A devoted family man, dedicated friend and faithful Christian servant, Jerome deeply impacted the lives of many. He tenaciously pursued personal and professional growth and never compromised his keen sense of style along the way. Jerome Wilson was his own man and truly one of a kind!

The son of the late James and Irene Wilson, Jerome was born in Sumter, South Carolina, where the lessons of hard work, fiscal responsibility and principled living were nurtured through the mentorship of his grandfather. He was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, along with 8 siblings, where he always found a way to stand out and do things his own way.

An avid learner, Jerome stressed academic excellence, while also making time for personal pursuits. Upon graduating from Douglass High School in Baltimore, he served in the United States Army and continued his education with an Associates degree from Baltimore Junior College and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. If he wasn’t at home in the kitchen cooking, or outside in his vegetable garden, he was tending his flowers. He loved fishing, tennis, golf, crossword puzzles, reading and photography.

While at Baltimore Junior College, Jerome met the love of his life, Minnie Rogers. They married 55+ years ago on December 22, 1962 at Douglas Memorial Community Church (DMCC) and their union produced 2 daughters – Kim and Cheryl, in whom he was extremely proud. An active member of DMCC, Jerome’s spiritual life thrived through his involvement in the Trustee Board, Finance Committee, Usher Board, Boy Scouts, Floral Circle and Camp Farthest Out.

Hard work was never a problem, because Jerome enjoyed challenges. Early in his career, Jerome accepted an international assignment in Okinawa, Japan, with Martin Marietta. Upon returning from Japan, he was employed at AT&T (previously Western Electric), where he enjoyed a long and successful career. Upon retirement, Jerome and Minnie moved to Daytona Beach, Florida, where they became active members of Hope Lutheran Church, assisting as needed with financials and volunteering needs. Jerome was an active tutor at Bethune Cookman College in Daytona Beach and regularly encouraged all of the children in his life with financial rewards for academic achievement as the foundation for success.

Jerome, fondly called Jerry, Whip, Rome – and more recently, Romey Rome – leaves to mourn: wife, Minnie Wilson; daughters, Kim and Cheryl Wilson; brother, Leon Wilson; sister, Louise Easley; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Wilson and Tresor Morgan; brother-in-law, Harold Long; and a host of nephews, nieces, extended family, godchildren and friends too numerous to enumerate. He was preceded in death by his six siblings, Walter J., Ruth Mae, Leroy, Charles, O’Donald, and Patricia.

Let the story be told. Jerome Wilson, truly lived an exceptional life… and he will live on in the hearts of many.


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Graveside

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6

Dec

12:00 PM 12/6/2018 12:00:00 PM
DeLand Memorial Gardens

600 East Beresford Avenue
DeLand, Florida 32724

DeLand Memorial Gardens
600 East Beresford Avenue DeLand 32724 Florida
United States

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DeLand Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

600 East Beresford Avenue
DeLand, Florida 32724

600 East Beresford Avenue DeLand 32724 Florida
United States
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