Brookside Funeral Home - Champions

3410 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX


Jerry Lincoln Sisson

May 22, 1936July 11, 2020
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Jerry Lincoln Sisson, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Patriarch of his family, died Saturday July 11 at age 84 at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. He has resided for the past 18 months in the Greater Houston Texas Area.

Jerry was born May 22, 1936 in Greenville Michigan to Grace and Ed Sisson. He attended High school and Montcalm Community College and raised his family in West Michigan. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Greenville. Jerry spent 3 years as a U.S. Marine Corporal. He retired after 32 years from Consumers Energy. Jerry and Valerie spent most of their retirement years in Palm Harbor Florida where Jerry was an usher at Bayside Community Church in Safety Harbor Florida. Jerry spent his life serving his family and others. His stories and humor left all who met him as friends.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 63 years Valerie Gormsen Sisson, His sons Jerry Sisson II and spouse Deena of San Antonio Tx, Jeffrey Lyn Sisson and spouse Jaclyn of Muir Mi, Gregory Scott Sisson and spouse Amy of Houston Tx, Daughters Tari Jean Wellman and spouse John of Hockley Tx, Laurie Ann Dolan and spouse Lenny of Greenville Mi, and Sheri Lynn Cairns and spouse Richard Jr. of Stanton Mi. Also survived by his sister Lynne Pollock and spouse Ray of Lakeview Mi, Carl Sisson of Belding Mi, as well as 25 Grand Children, and 26 Great Grand Children. What a legacy!

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brooksidechampions.com for the Sisson family.


  • Valerie Sisson, Wife
  • Jeffery L. Sisson, Son
  • Tari Wellman, Daughter
  • Laurie Dolan, Daughter
  • Sheri Lynn Cairns, Daughter
  • Jerry L. Sisson, Son
  • Gregory S. Sisson, Son


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 17, 2020


  • Committal Service

    Friday, July 17, 2020


Jerry Lincoln Sisson

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Erik Thornton

July 17, 2020

Our family lost another Great man this week! I have many years of memories that I will remember forever. I always remember grandma keller at the holidays with all her cooking and preparing! She would always say uncle Jerry's coming, gotta make an extra pie! The man could eat like no one I've ever seen!
It will be difficult the next few weeks, months but he will always be watching over us now. Rejoicing with the God he so dearly served.
Luv u uncle jerry!


Gayle Gibbons

July 17, 2020

My favorite memory of Jerry - and there are many - involves our trip to Europe in 1996. Jerry had acquired a translating device that resembled a calculator that he could carry with him to translate English into the appropriate French word. Jerry and this device were the highlight of our days in Paris. He was so enthralled with this thing! He would enter the English word and wait for the French translation to appear on the screen - then he would announce what we should say. Needless to say, Jerry's pronunciation of the French was hysterical! And by the time he got the English entered and the French translation, we were way beyond the need for it. But he sure tried hard to be helpful!
Love you bro - will miss you tremendously!

Elaina Morey

July 16, 2020

I will always remember attending Jerry and Val’s wedding in the garden in Saranac, Michigan as a small child. We used to visit them in in Ionia and I will always remember their hospitality and graciousness. Jerry was all about family and he was such a loving person. Even though we didn’t see them often, I will miss him dearly and will always remember his love for his family and his Savior. Rest In Peace, dearest Jerry!

Debra Morden

July 15, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss, Uncle Jerry was a very sweet man . I have so many memories of our childhood and family gatherings. I only wish I could have seen the family more and him too. He always had something kind to say, and he sure loved his family and God too. So I'll be seeing you in heaven someday Uncle Jerry 💙🙏. God Bless.

Leah Quintanilla

July 15, 2020

Jerry was such a wonderful man and loving Pa to his grandkids and great grandkids!! I will always remember his positive and silly personality and of course his precious smile. You will be greatly missed, Pa. Sending my love and hugs to the entire Sisson family ❤️


Julie Head

July 15, 2020

Jerry loved his God, his Savior, his family, his church, good food, and was a constant in whatever was needed by anyone. His heart and soul remained little boy like, and he loved to serve and laugh. His family will never ever run out of their good and cherished memories of their husband, father, grandfather. I’d be willing to bet that he already has his sleeves rolled up, waiting to help with whatever chore needs him in Heaven.
Are there motorcycles in Heaven ?????

Jerry Sisson

July 15, 2020

He loved to photobomb.

Laurie Gormsen

July 14, 2020

It's difficult to imagine life without Jerry Sisson. I was 5 years old when Jerry started dating my big sister Valerie. He loved life and Valerie and that never changed. He was a constant part of all our family experiences, especially when there was pie!!

Jerry loved with all his heart and soul. His love of my sister, his family and his God ran deep and brought him joy. I will miss his strength, his big heart, beautiful smile and his laughter. Most of all I will miss witnessing and feeling his endless joy of loving.

My heart aches for Valerie and their family but I am certain the joy of Jerry's life and his love will remain with all of them forever.

Rest in Peace brother Jerry and keep holding Valerie.

Laurie Gormsen

Jackie Snider

July 14, 2020

My heart is saddened ...a wonderful Christian gentleman. I am praying for this precious family. Dear awesome friends.
God is in control and walking beside you every step of this journey.

Gregory Sisson

July 14, 2020

Everyday, I will miss having Pa around. All his help fixing things, moral support and most of all, the great stories. He will be for ever missed.