Suddenly, on Monday, April 20,, 2020, Lawrence Jerry Thompson suffered a heart attack at his home and departed this life and went to his eternal home. He was born on April 30, 1943, to the late Samuel J. Thompson and Virgie B. Bradshaw of Bluefield, West Virginia.
In 1951, his parents moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where Jerry was educated in the Pittsburgh Public School System. There he met the love of his life, June P. Ray, who preceded him in death. They were wedded in holy matrimony on May 18, 1961, and from this union they were blessed with two children, Lamont and Robin (aka Tiny).
Jerry was a brick layer, and later, superintendent for Jendoco Construction Company for over 40 years. He was a hard worker and dedicated employee, never missing a day.
He was a loving husband. Family was always important to him and he relished his time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchild, siblings, and cousins. He also had many dear friends. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Always so giving of himself. He kept your attention with the funny stories he would share. His goal in life was to taste every food there was to try.
Jerry leaves to morn his loss his son Lamont and wife Doris, daughter Robin and husband Keith; grandchildren Dedrick, Tamara, Ashley, Deanna, Brianna, Ki-ara; great-granddaughter Charlotte; siblings Mary, Samuel, Charles, Zandra, Joyce, and Jacqueline; sisters-in-law Robin, Yvonne, Joyce, and Judith; brother-in-law James; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceding him in death were his wife June; his brother and best friend Peter; sister Anne; and brothers-in-law Andrew and Phillip.
Jerry enriched the lives of all who knew him. Although he was on this earth for 76 years, he was still taken from us too soon. He will be GREATLY MISSED, but his spirit and loving ways will live on with us forever!
Farewell to Uncle Jerry
We couldn’t believe it. Uncle Jerry is gone. We had just talked to him. He was just here! Then, we realized that we hadn’t spoken to him for a few days, so we knew something was wrong.
In life, Jerry was a devoted husband to my sister, his late wife June, whom he pampered and let himself be at her command! She knew she was in control. Sometimes she would even let him keep a small piece of his own check. But, he didn’t mind, not one bit! J
Jerry was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He would drive to the ends of the earth to make sure they had what they needed…He didn’t know any other way to be.
At his job, Jerry was a dedicated and loyal worker. He believed there was no job too big to tackle, nor too small.
To his family and friends, who were many, he would check in regularly to make sure everyone was well and to make sure they didn’t need anything; always dropping off a care package just in case.
We will miss him…We will miss that smile he always greeted us with…The way he told those silly jokes, and the way he always finished his sentence with, “You know the whatchamacallit.”
Jerry would say, “One day I’m gonna get me that Red Corvette!” Ha, I’d laugh, you’ll pay more insurance on it than the car note. “That’s OK, that’s what I want.”
There are not many people that we know who has his sweet spirit, but I can say with conviction that he was “Special”…That one in a lifetime friend, and I’m glad to have known him. I will, as well as you, forever miss him!
Love to you Uncle Jerry…Rest in Peace…Enjoy your ride in that Red Corvette! – Lovingly Submitted by Joyce Edwards
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