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Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

3780 Highway 80 East, Pearl, MS

OBITUARY

Jerry Edward Williams

April 11, 1968May 9, 2020
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Jerry Edward Williams, 52, of Pearl, went home to Heaven on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Jerry was born April 11, 1968, in Jackson. He was a 1986 graduate of Pearl High School where he was on both the football and weight lifting teams. Jerry also played baseball with the Pearl City League.

Jerry was a computer technician for DRS, Inc. He was a long time member of Truitt Memorial Baptist Church in Pearl. Jerry was amazingly gifted with a beautiful voice, and he used his talents to honor and praise our Lord, lifting up others as the notes he sang were lifted to the heavens. Jerry was a fierce supporter of Pearl Pirates football, and was former president of the Pirate Football Club. Of all his special interests, Jerry was most passionate about his family, and his happiest times were spent with them.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas L. Williams, and brother, Tommy Williams.

Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Michele Williams; mother, Easter Williams; sons, Braddon and Cody Williams; brother, Sammy Williams; sister-in-law, Cindy Williams; brother Terry Williams; sister-in-law, Daphne Williams; sister-in-law, Linda Williams; father-in-law, Jerry Sartin; mother-in-law, Teri Sartin; brother-in-law, Josh Sartin and wife Stephanie; sister-in-law Margaret Heinrich and husband Conway; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Friends are welcome to join the family for visitation, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. The mandated limit of 10 people will be observed, but all attendees will be offered an opportunity to see the family. At the family's request you are encouraged to bring/wear masks. Simultaneously a virtual visitation will be held on the funeral home website at www.baldwinleepearl.com. To join the livestream please click the “message from the family” at the top of Jerry’s profile, then follow the link on the left below the livestream to upload photos and share memories which will appear on the website in real time.

Memorials may be made for the establishment of the Jerry E. Williams Scholarship Fund to the Pearl Touchdown Club, c/o Michele Williams, 3467 Beaumont Drive, Pearl, MS 39208.

  • FAMILY

  • Michele Williams, Wife
  • Easter Williams, Mother
  • Braddon Williams, Son
  • Cody Williams, Son
  • Sammy Williams, Brother
  • Cindy Williams, Sister-In-Law
  • Terry Williams, Brother
  • Daphne Williams, Sister-In-Law
  • Linda Williams, Sister-In-Law
  • Jerry Sartin, Father-In-Law
  • Teri Sartin, Mother-In-Law
  • Josh Sartin, Brother-In-Law
  • Margaret Heinrich, Sister-In-Law
  • Jerry is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Jerry Edward Williams

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Jeff Johnston

May 17, 2020

Being in Texas for the last 9 years, I'm slow to hear of news from home. However, when Mom told me of Jerry's passing, I was in total shock. Memories flooded my mind of numerous church events, grilling out, and playing cards around the kitchen table at his parents' house. I rarely ever saw him without a smile and a laugh. Everyone who knew him loved him and spoke well of him. Jerry was just one of those guys that you couldn't help but love and want to be your friend. Faithful and true...

I remember when he first met Michele and how his whole life changed (certainly for the better)! He was so in love with her that I was afraid he was going to scare her away, but he knew she was the one he'd longed after for so long. His family was the most important thing in life to him; that is certainly without question. My heart hurts for all of you in this time of loss and my prayers for peace and comfort are pouring forth to the Lord from the broken heart of a friend.

Carol Williams Castleberry

May 14, 2020

So many high school memories include my dancing singing friend Jerry. My condolences to all his family and friends during this time and always.

Elaine Johnston Brown

May 14, 2020

My heart is shocked and sadden to hear of Jerry’s passing. I never saw Jerry but what he hugged me and wanted to hear from Jeff. Was such a precious guy who you couldn’t help but love. Though we didn’t see each other often anymore when we did it was like we had just been together. Prayers for all his sweet family, prayers for strength and peace that only our Lord can provide at times like this.

Devante Nichols

May 13, 2020

He was a light that shined everywhere he was. I will never forget scoring touchdowns and him being the first one to high five me when i got to the sidelines. This one hurt big time. I would do anything to hear your voice again.

Nicki Booker

May 13, 2020

My memory of Jerry is when he comes up to the nurse home where his mother who am been talking care of for years always so cheerful with his lovely family am lost of words right now but he will be truly miss sorry for your loss

Colin Lowery

May 13, 2020

Please know that our prayers are for God’s power, presence and peace will be with all the family during this very difficult time.
Colin and Jennifer Lowery.

Ava Lynn Welborn

May 13, 2020

Our hearts and prayers are with the Williams family.
Danny and Ava Lynn

Peggy Kousek

May 13, 2020

Thoughts and prayers. Thankful God allowed us to know Jerry, so enjoyed hearing his voice in church and his humor.

Lee and Peggy Kousek

Jackson Dental Care Jackson Dental Care

May 13, 2020

Michele, Cody and Braddon Dr. Ezelle, Dr Riley and staff at Jackson Dental Care want to express our sympathy to the three of you in the loss of Jerry. Jerry was one of our computer techs and a good one. We will all miss him. Jerry was a great guy and loved his church and his family. He talked about the three of you a lot and what y’all meant to him. A lot of times when he would leave our office we would say “that is a man who truly loves his family.”. We know that y’all have such precious memories as a family. Praying for all of you.

M arc Ridgeway

May 13, 2020

I was the keyboard player at Truitt Memorial for a number of years as was my son who played drums for the church.

I remember one particular Sunday when my wife Lynne and I sang a trio song “I’ll Rise Again” with Jerry. He sang the verses and we came in on the chorus. It was powerful, as Jerry had a mighty voice to sing with. He was a good friend. Will see him sometime soon.

Thanks,
Marc Ridgeway

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