Mr. Jerome West-Bey departed this life suddenly to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.
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Jerome was born to Renzollus West-Bey Sr. and Orine Stith Evans on July 27, 1965. He was baptized at an early age at Narrow Way Church and later attended Mount Calvary in Petersburg, Va. He graduated from Prince George High School in 1985. His enjoyment in life was fishing and vending at the local flea markets.
He was a minister and loved to worship the Lord. He also loved to write poetry.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert Evans III; maternal grandparents, John Henry and Mabel Stith; and his parental grandparents, Leroy and Reathiaa West-Bey.
Jerome leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Erica West-Bey; four children, Jerome West-Bey Jr., Shaunte West-Bey, Alexandria West-Bey and Jahsai Utley; stepfather, Robert Evans Jr. (who was like a father); mother-in-law, Iris Smith; brothers, Renzellus West-Bey Sr. (Andrea), Renee Williams and Cecil West-Bey; sisters, Claudette Benson (Dedrick), Orine Ortiz (Kevin) and Sharon Evans; aunt, Joyce Ann Stevenson; sisters-in-law, Angalyn Jones, Michelle Johnson, Vanessa Russell, Shareece Brown and Whitney Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, to include a devoted friend, Reginald Wyche.
Services for Mr. Jerome West-Bey will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va.; Pastor Melvin Wise, eulogist. Interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at 3619 Union Branch Road, Prince George, Va., and may be contacted by calling 804-479-9237.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. West-Bey and watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from May 11 to May 15, 2014