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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC

OBITUARY

Jerry Lawrence Lovelace

September 27, 1936January 20, 2020
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Jerry Lawrence Lovelace, 83, passed away in Raleigh NC on January 20,2020.

Jerry was born on September 27, 1936 in Wendell, NC to the late Melvin and Edith Lovelace. He graduated from Wendell High School in 1954 and then attended Emmaus Bible College.

Jerry married Mary Pope in 1956. Together they raised four boys.

Jerry loved music. He was a gifted baritone in a quartet and was also the choir director at North Raleigh Chapel.

Jerry loved studying maps both of this era and of Biblical times. Jerry enjoyed people! He never met a stranger and could carry on a conversation with anyone. He especially enjoyed meeting people from other cultures and nationalities and trying to add words from their languages to his vocabulary.

Nothing in life brought Jerry greater joy than knowing Jesus Christ as his Savior. Over the years, Jerry mentored many people in church and never missed an opportunity to share the Truth of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Even after a heart attack and other physical ailments, Jerry would make time every day to read and study his Bible.

Jerry started his career selling pianos and organs with Stephenson Music Company. He moved from there to a career with American Lease Planning. Not wanting to move his family away from Raleigh a few years later, he resigned and in 1976, he started Creative Acoustics which is still owned and operated by 2 of his sons.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Edith Lovelace, his brother Tim Lovelace and by his youngest son, Jan Lovelace.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary, sons Steve (Linda), Scott, Jay (Kim). Grandchildren, Aaron, Benjamin, Caitlin (Charlie), Brandi (Nathan) and great grandchildren, Levi, Riley, Mason, Claire, Emerson and Brooks.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Brown Wynne Funeral Home (1701 E Millbrook Rd Raleigh NC).

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 25 at 10:30 AM at North Raleigh Chapel (5421 Six Forks Rd Raleigh NC)

Graveside services will immediately follow at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens (7600 ACC Blvd Raleigh NC)

Jerry was a loving husband, Dad and Gramps and will be greatly missed. Memories of talks, funny stories, and family times will be forever cherished.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV

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Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 24, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 25, 2020

Memories

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Alice Fowler

January 25, 2020

Mr. Jerry has been one of my customers at PNC Bank for the past 20 years. A fine man a Christian first and always a gentlemen. He vaulued people and would spend time talking with you and getting to know you, your family and things that were important to you. I found that to be an outstanding attribute. I saw Mr. Jerry treat all people the same no matter who you were. He always shared the gospel with you and was concerned about your spiritual life. I learned so much from him and will miss our friendship.

Mary Creech

January 24, 2020

Vernon and I send our sympathy to the family. We enjoyed seeing Jerry at Johnston Community College when we sat next to him for the music show.
I also enjoyed working with him while I was in the sound business.

With our sincere sympathy, Mary and Vernon Creech

Diane Price

January 24, 2020

Jerry was my Dad's cousin and whenever I saw Jerry he would always say"hello cousin". I know he is enjoying heaven and singing to the Lord.

David Holifield

January 23, 2020

Jerry sang "How Great Thou Art" at my father's funeral in 1962. Still have bible his brother Tim gave me in 1962 and was influence on my faith in Christ. Still live two blocks from where Jerry and Tim were raised. A good man.

lloyd price

January 23, 2020

Well done, thou good and faithful servant; enter thou into the joy of thy Lord!

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Biography

Jerry Lawrence Lovelace, 83, passed away in Raleigh NC on January 20,2020.

Jerry was born on September 27, 1936 in Wendell, NC to the late Melvin and Edith Lovelace. He graduated from Wendell High School in 1954 and then attended Emmaus Bible College.

Jerry married Mary Pope in 1956. Together they raised four boys.

Jerry loved music. He was a gifted baritone in a quartet and was also the choir director at North Raleigh Chapel.

Jerry loved studying maps both of this era and of Biblical times. Jerry enjoyed people! He never met a stranger and could carry on a conversation with anyone. He especially enjoyed meeting people from other cultures and nationalities and trying to add words from their languages to his vocabulary.

Nothing in life brought Jerry greater joy than knowing Jesus Christ as his Savior. Over the years, Jerry mentored many people in church and never missed an opportunity to share the Truth of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Even after a heart attack and other physical ailments, Jerry would make time every day to read and study his Bible.

Jerry started his career selling pianos and organs with Stephenson Music Company. He moved from there to a career with American Lease Planning. Not wanting to move his family away from Raleigh a few years later, he resigned and in 1976, he started Creative Acoustics which is still owned and operated by 2 of his sons.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Edith Lovelace, his brother Tim Lovelace and by his youngest son, Jan Lovelace. Jerry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary, sons Steve (Linda), Scott, Jay (Kim). Grandchildren, Aaron, Benjamin, Caitlin (Charlie), Brandi (Nathan) and great grandchildren, Levi, Riley, Mason, Claire, Emerson and Brooks.

Jerry was a loving husband, Dad and Gramps and will be greatly missed. Memories of talks, funny stories, and family times will be forever cherished.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3:16 NIV