OBITUARY

Carolyn Elizabeth Jerry

December 26, 1940April 29, 2021

Carolyn Elizabeth Jerry was born to her late parents John and Lelia Greene on December 26, 1940 in Washington, DC. Carolyn joined Lincoln Park Methodist Church (LPMC) - formerly named East Calvary at an early age, where she sang in the Youth Choir, and later taught Sunday School. In 1958, she graduated from Eastern High School. Carolyn married the late Johnson Jerry in 1960. She worked from 1970-1985 at the “Soul Shack” record store that was located on “G” Street NW in downtown DC. She later owned/operated the River Terrace Convenience store. Carolyn retired from the Smithsonian Institute Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations after 24 years. She served as a Nurses Aide in 2019 at Lincoln Park. She also enjoyed her aerobics class at Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center and was famous for her German Chocolate cake. Carolyn is survived by her daughter Phyllis Jerry Sewell and son-in-law Tyrone Sewell; son Jonathan Jerry and daughter-in-law Judy; three grand-children (Gabriel Jerry, Matthew Meeks, Justin Meeks); sisters Barbara Powell and Cheryl Brown; brother John Greene; god-daughter Valencia Simmons; and a host of family, friends and acquaintances. She was preceded in death by her loving partner Leroy Jefferson and step-sister Doretha Holley

Services

13 May

Celebration of Life

10:30 am

Fort Lincoln Funeral Home

3401 Bladensburg Rd
Brentwood, Maryland 20722

13 May

Committal Service

11:30 am

Fort Lincoln Cemetery

3401 Bladensburg Road
Brentwood, Maryland 20722

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Nina Dickerson

May 12, 2021

My family is very distraught over the passing of Carolyn. Carolyn was exceptionally kind to us, kind to everyone. As children, she gave us experiences that we may not have experienced at a young age. However, it wasn’t about the gifts. It was about the thought. To Phyllis and Jonathan, we commend you for your strength. Thank you for sharing her with us.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY