Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepherd, I shall not want…
A Time To Be Born:
Jerome Countryman was born on November 12, 1947 in Graves Station, GA. He was the son of the late Alton Countryman, Sr. and Carrie Countryman. He was reared by Moses Countryman, Sr. and Fair Lillie Countryman in Graves Station.
A Time to Learn:
Jerome attended Lillie Cooper Elementary and George Washington Carver High School in Dawson, GA. His education was continued in the public schools of Newark, New Jersey.
A Time to Work:
He was employed at Stevens Industries and Cargill – retiring after 40 years of service. Jerry loved people – he could be found helping others, listening to music, and spending time with his family and friends.
A Time to Rest:
On June 2, 2022, Jerome was peacefully called home. In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by one daughter: Patty Countryman; Brother Alton Countryman, Jr.; sisters: Renae Countryman, Carolyn Countryman, Laura Countryman-Lewis, Earlene Countryman; grandson: Ty’Ree Countryman.
A Time to Mourn:
Jerry leaves to cherish, daughters: Tamika Countryman and Kimberly Countryman; sons: Gerald Countryman, Jerome (Tosha Cole) Countryman, Jr., Lamarcus (Opal) Walton, Sr.; seventeen Grandchildren: Ja’Mya, TaMia, D’Untae, Lamarcus, Jr., Codesha, Coderick, D’Uandre, John’Tavious, Jessica, Ajaha, Alexius, Xavier, Gerald, Jr. Kanesha, Cavonna, Chrisean, Jalil; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister: Geraldene Countryman-Williams; a special aunt that he cherished and loved Rebecca Humphrey, special cousins that were reared as sisters: Bertha Holloway, Anna Edwards, and Glenda Richardson; special cousins, but more like brothers: Ernest Jones, Dazzel Humphries, and Luther “Jay” Humphries; someone who always looked out for him Tricia Ann Perry; someone he loved like a daughter Shevonne Harris. The family would like to extend a special note of thanks to the staff of Dawson Health and Rehabilitation.