Jerry was the fifth of five children born to the late Charlie and Pearl Beavers Benham. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charlie William Benham Jr.; and grandparents, Will and Laura Benham, and Charlie and Mary Ellen Beavers.
Jerry joined Faith Temple Church of God In Christ at an early age. He was a lifelong resident of Cartersville. His early education was at Summer Hill Elementary School and he graduated from Cartersville High School.
Jerry was a talented basketball player at Cartersville High School and loved a good pick-up game. He enjoyed his music, Smokey Robinson and writing songs and poetry.
Precious memories will remain with his brother, Tommy (Shirley) Benham, and stepbrother, James Ronald Williams; sisters, Mary LeeWells and Betty Jo (Willie) Knox; three nephews, Scott (Tonya) Wells, Bradley Wells and Reico Knox; two nieces, Valenie (Brock) Wilkins and Neva Benham; aunt, Mary Frances Cooley; three great-nieces; four great-nephews; and host of cousins and friends.
Condolences may be expressed at www.makeppingerfuneralhome.com.
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. has charge of arrangements.