Jerry Wayne Brown

Jerry Wayne Brown

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Death 18 Sep 2012 (aged 59)
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes with family for later disposition.
Memorial ID 97825403 · View Source
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Jerry W. Brown, 59, died on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Jerry was born May 22, 1953 to the late Henry and Ruby Brown of Columbus. He worked at Ryder Trucking Company and also had his own landscaping business. Jerry was a huge fan of the Kentucky Wildcats!

Preceded in death by his parents; his younger twin sister, Janice and aunt, Jean Sheets. Survived by daughter, Tia; stepmother, Carol Barlowe; step-brother, Jim Barlowe, step-sisters, Tina Rowell, Cheryl Wonn, Sue Herchler and Mary Mikulec; along with many other family members and numerous friends. A celebration of life memorial service will be held 4pm, Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at Maize Road Baptist Church, 5251 Maize Road, Columbus, OH 43224. Private family interment to follow at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maize Road Baptist Church in Jerry's name.

................ My time with Jerry ...............

Jerry was very active in his lawn care/handyman service. He would be seen all over the neighborhood doing numerous tasks for his customers including lawn care, landscape work, driveway sealing, yard clean up, debris hauling, scrap metal recycling, loading and moving assistance, basement clean outs, shoveling snow and more.

I had the privilege of meeting Jerry in 2006 when I had moved in to the neighborhood. Being a VERY outgoing person, he wasted no time in introducing himself on the day I was moving in.

He first welcomed me to the neighborhood and then told me of his services and that if I needed anything done to call him. He ended up that very day helping me unload a truck with furniture and some landscape blocks in it. Oh yes ... he didn't charge me a thing ! That's the way he was.

As I got to know Jerry over the subsequent years, we became more to each other than just two people maintaining a service provider - customer relationship. We went to movies together, yard sales, out to eat, he would go with me to home improvement stores when I was doing projects ... just to hang out. I'm going to miss those sessions of sitting in my garage just shooting the breeze with Jerry.

Jerry didn't have a whole lot in the way of material possessions .. but ... he was, in fact a rich man. Rich in his faith in God and rich in the fact that what he had, he worked for and was grateful for. Things that you or I might take for granted or dismiss altogether, Jerry's take on it was to proclaim that he has really been blessed by God for such things.

On occasion when he was given some items of clothing, for example, his excitement and joy of receiving the kindness of others radiated like a hot July desert sun at high noon. These gestures of kindness were often reciprocated in kind by helping others without asking for a dime in return.

Jerry had his own set of faults just as we all do but he still managed to win the admiration of many who met him. Me included. I looked past his shortcomings and frailties to find a man with a genuine love of life, a love of God and an impassioned appreciation for all he had been given in this world.

Now it is different. Jerry no longer has to toil in life, no longer has to prove his worthiness to anyone. He is now reaping his rewards in the eternal safe confines of heavenly existance.

Farewell Jerry, my friend. You can now stand still and finally relax.


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  • Created by: Pete Shapter
  • Added: 26 Sep 2012
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jerry Wayne Brown (22 May 1953–18 Sep 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 97825403, ; Maintained by Pete Shapter (contributor 46599427) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes with family for later disposition..