Jerome “Jerry” “Romey” McLemore, 63, of Bridgeton passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Vitas Hospice-Jefferson Methodist Hospital in Philaldelphia.
Born in Bridgeton to the late Wallace McLemore, Sr. and Rosamae Cox, he was a Bridgeton resident most of his life.
Jerome was a veteran of the United States Army and had worked as a diesel mechanic during his four years of service. In his free time, he loved to play the drums and baseball. He also was a General Motors enthusiast and always carried manual with him. Jerome's family described him as a jack of all trades and a very charitable person. His favorite bible verse was James IV 4:8 “Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you.” Jerome's most memorable quote was “There's something wrong with that boy.”
He is survived by; his son, Jonathan Watson of Florida; nine siblings, Gwendolyn Grandi of Vineland, Curtis Wilson of Bridgeton, Jeanette Webb of Bridgeton, Bonnie Goodwin of Bridgeton, Leon McLemore of Bridgeton, Rose McLemore of Bridgeton, Floretta McLemore of Millville, Richard McLemore of Atlantic City and Katherine Speights of Millville and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by; his daughter, Cheryl Watson; his parents, Wallace McLemore and Rosamae Cox, his brother Wallace McLemore, Jr. and his companion, Mary Watson.
Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Written condolences can be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Jerome
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Padgett Funeral Home