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Jerry D. Brasfield

December 29, 1936October 8, 2020
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Jerry Dean Brasfield, 83, of Memphis, TN passed away Thursday, October 8th, 2020 at St Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Since 1965, Jerry & his wife Rebecca owned Brasfield Auto Service in Memphis. The shop started on 3rd Street and became a cornerstone of the community at the corner of Ridgeway & Quince for almost 40 years. In 2011 the shop moved across the parking lot until it shut its doors in October 2017.

Jerry loved spending time with his family as well as watching the Memphis Tigers play, but his passion was drag racing with his son, which brought them lifelong memories and friends.

Mr. Brasfield is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rebecca Ann Robbins Brasfield of Memphis, TN; son Kevin Dean Brasfield (Leigh Stephens Brasfield) of Memphis, TN; grandson Bobby Hugh Brasfield (Tehya Tripp) of Rossville, TN; daughters-in-law Patricia Harbin Hewlett of Rossville, TN and Angela Merryman Brasfield of Memphis, TN; brother and sister-in-laws Dale Potter, Gale Potter Cone, Terry Potter, Jerry Potter; and 3 surviving nephews and their families .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie & Mable Brasfield; daughter Mary Ann Brasfield Rooker-Moore; siblings Willie Mae Brasfield Green, Clyde Brasfield, Eula Brasfield Young, Avorne Brasfield Brooks, Virginia Brasfield Mansfield, John Alfred Brasfield.

Jerry attended Balmoral Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119 from 2:00 p.m. until funeral services begin at 4:00 p.m.

Donations to Racers for Christ are appreciated in lieu of flowers via www.teamRFC.org. Online condolences may be offered through www.memphisfuneralpoplar.com

  • FAMILY

  • Rebecca Ann Robbins Brasfield, Wife of 55 years
  • Kevin Dean Brasfield (Leigh Stephens Brasfield), Son
  • Bobby Hugh Brasfield (Tehya Tripp), Grandson
  • Patricia Harbin Hewlett, Daughter-in-law
  • Angela Merryman Brasfield, Daughter-in-law
  • Johnnie & Mable Brasfield, Parents (deceased)
  • Mary Ann Brasfield Rooker-Moore, Daughter (deceased)
  • Willie Mae Brasfield Green, Sibling (deceased)
  • Clyde Brasfield, Sibling (deceased)
  • Eula Brasfield Young, Sibling (deceased)
  • Avorne Brasfield Brooks, Sibling (deceased)
  • Virginia Brasfield Mansfield, Sibling (deceased)
  • John Alfred Brasfield, Sibling (deceased)
  • Mr. Brasfield also leaves behind his brother and sister-in-laws Dale Potter, Gale Potter Cone, Terry Potter, Jerry Potter; and 3 surviving nephews and their families to cherish his memory.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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Dr. Joe C. and Barbara Harris

October 14, 2020

Jerry was an icon, a friend to all! There are no words to describe his kindness and generosity! Everyone loved Jerry. Our fondest memories are driving into the station and seeing his smile and wave. We spent many hours talking about the Bible. Thank you, Jerry, for taking the time to share your life with the rest of us. Becky, we are praying for you and your family. May the good memories you have, the times you spent together, help to comfort you in the days ahead. With love, Barbara and Joe Harris

Sharon Gunlock

October 13, 2020

My Dad was his FIRST customer. .......and I was his LAST.

Marta Tetzeli

October 12, 2020

Jerry made Memphis feel like Mayberry whenever we took our cars to his garage! He and Rebecca always had warm greetings, fair prices and a down-to-earth place to hang out. I know he’s checking out Ezekiel’’s chariot right now.

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Biography

Jerry Dean Brasfield, 83, of Memphis, TN passed away Thursday, October 8th, 2020 at St Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Since 1965, Jerry & his wife Rebecca owned Brasfield Auto Service in Memphis. The shop started on 3rd Street and became a cornerstone of the community at the corner of Ridgeway & Quince for almost 40 years. In 2011 the shop moved across the parking lot until it shut its doors in October 2017.

Jerry loved spending time with his family as well as watching the Memphis Tigers play, but his passion was drag racing with his son, which brought them lifelong memories and friends.

Mr. Brasfield is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rebecca Ann Robbins Brasfield of Memphis, TN; son Kevin Dean Brasfield (Leigh Stephens Brasfield) of Memphis, TN; grandson Bobby Hugh Brasfield (Tehya Tripp) of Rossville, TN; daughters-in-law Patricia Harbin Hewlett of Rossville, TN and Angela Merryman Brasfield of Memphis, TN; brother and sister-in-laws Dale Potter, Gale Potter Cone, Terry Potter, Jerry Potter; and 3 surviving nephews and their families .

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie & Mable Brasfield; daughter Mary Ann Brasfield Rooker-Moore; siblings Willie Mae Brasfield Green, Clyde Brasfield, Eula Brasfield Young, Avorne Brasfield Brooks, Virginia Brasfield Mansfield, John Alfred Brasfield.

Jerry attended Balmoral Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119 from 2:00 p.m. until funeral services begin at 4:00 p.m.

Donations to Racers for Christ are appreciated in lieu of flowers via www.teamRFC.org. Online condolences may be offered through www.memphisfuneralpoplar.com

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