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Jerold "Jay" Stanton Williams
July 16, 1970 ~ June 25, 2022 (age 51) 51 Years Old
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On Thursday, July 16, 1970, the second son was born to Clinton and Joyce Williams in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. Older sibling, Vincent Norman, was excited to have a younger brother to play with. Later on the scene, came Carlton Anthony, and finally, the only daughter Trudye Adora, closing the chapter of children.
Jerold, affectionately known as Jerry, began his education at the Anna Knight Elementary at Oakwood Adventist Academy in Huntsville, Alabama where the Williams relocated. They moved a third time to Birmingham, Alabama so that Clint to attend a Dental Program at UAB Birmingham. Jerry and his brothers then attended Ephesus Adventist Academy. after two and a half years in Birmingham, the Williams' moved back to Huntsville, and Jerry finished his grade school at Highlands Elementary, Ed White Middle, and finally Oakwood Adventist Academy. Jerry, having some issues with school, dropped out of high school. His parents encouraged him to enroll in the Job Corp Program held at Tuskegee University. After completing the Program, Jerry enrolled himself at Southern Adventist University in Chattanoga, TN.
Jerry's father Clint, taught his sons the skill of Painting, where they learned to work hard at an early age. Clint also allowed them time for extra activities, where Jerry and his siblings participated in sports, such football, basketball, and martial arts. Jerry was a talented athlete, excelling as a quick running-back in football, and a super-smooth point guard as a member of the Ed White Bulldogs and Oakwood Mustangs.
Jerry and his siblings were young kid with big imaginations. When he and his siblings would play as children, it was serious business. They were always a close-knit family. They would talk all the time around the dinner table about any and everything.
Jerry moved back to Philly in 1994, shortly before his first son, Raphaelle was born on September 20th of that year. In 2001 Jerry would marry Sara Ramos, and in that union, a second son, Jayden was born June 25, 2003. Jerry was a very proud father, wanting his sons to have the same exciting childhood as he had. In 2017, his one and only grand-daughter, Theadora "Two-Two" was born.
Jerry was also an advit Philadelphia sports fan, loving to wear Eagles, Sixers, and Phillies apparel. There weren't many occasions, outside of church when you didn't see Jerry wearing a Phillies baseball cap, a team jersey, and sunshades. Jerry was definitely a cool dude.
Jerry looked forward spending time with his childhood friends, whom most he still hung out with for over 40 years. He also bonded with several guys here in Philly. Jerry, along with his Mother Joyce, two brothers, Vincent and Carlton, and sister, Trudye began back in 2019, talking on the phone together every Saturday morning. Jerry laid to rest on Saturday June 25, 2022. His father, Clint proceeded him in death in 2014. Jerry aka Jay leaves to cherish his memories, his two sons, Raphaelle (Kira), and Jayden. His mother Joyce (Ernest) Parrish. His two brothers, Vincent and Carlton (Tresha). His sister Trudye. His nephews, Andrew, Devonte, RaShaund, and Cameron. His nieces, Alexia, Arden, and Adora. His Great nephews, Austin, Carter, Kingston, Kruze, and Malicah. A host of Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, which all loved him dearly.