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The actor Sherman Hemsley, best known for his starring role on the TV show "The Jeffersons," was found dead Tuesday in his East El Paso home.

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Published in El Paso Times from Jul. 24 to Aug. 7, 2012.
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January 18, 2019



S.PECTACULAR
H.ONORABLE
E.XCEPTIONAL
R.ESPECTED
M.AGNIFICANT
A.DMIRED
N.OBLE

A.UTHENTIC
L.EGENDARY
E.NTERTAINING
X.ENIAL
A.DORED
N.OETIC
D.EVOTED
E.FFORTLESS
R.EMEMBERED

H.EARTWARMING
E.XHILARATING
M.ARVELOUS
S.PECIAL
L.OVING
E.NLIGHTENING
Y.OU WERE ONE OF A KIND, HEART, BODY, SOUL, AND MIND, AND YOU HAVE LEFT A PHENOMENAL LEGACY BEHIND.
Lisa Murrey Ransom
October 15, 2018
My condolence to the family and friends of the deceased. I will always love you. May you rest in peace!!!
Eloise Peterson
September 14, 2018
Sherman was a great actor and enjoyed his show. Just great memories of his life for his family's and friends to help ease the pain. Rest assured knowing the true God will, is to end death forever from 1 Corinthians 15:26. My condolences!
July 27, 2018
Mr hemsley has been greatly missed.I still watch the Jefferson's.a great ensemble. Tv show.that kept this girl laughing.and my father loved this show.watching rerun after rerun.I would have loved to have met him. RIP friend
Drusilla Sears
July 22, 2018
RIP
March 3, 2018
Great actor! RIP
Angelina Dickens
January 1, 2018
Hey Mr Jefferson
Taking you with me through all these years. Sherman you touched my heart over on Myspace by adding me to your account an placing my crazy self on top friends. I grew up roaring at the " Jeffersons" an later so would my kids.

People don't realize the impact they make upon ones lives an mine has been hard. The first time you posted to my account " Hey pretty lady you need ya dry cleaning done?" I fainted lol.

I want to tell you as i do in my dreams. I finally got my piece of the pie. All that writing i was doing that captured you an Mr Ed Harris , Prince..well I'm moving on up an out the city to a deluxe apartment in the sky an it's all thanks to people like you.

Rest in Heaven an if i have to phone you from Hell you owe me my dry cleaning!

I love you.
Daniellea Genovese
October 31, 2017
To the the hemsley family: I would like to offer my
sincere condolences on the passing of sherman. He was an incredible actor and wiill be greatly missed . I liked his character in the jeffersons, Amen and especially All in the Family costarring with Carroll Oconnor and Jean Stapleton. More Importantly, he went home to be with our lord
Jesus Christ.


Sincerely,



Mrs Tijuana Jones
Tijuana Jones
October 22, 2017
RIP Sherman"George"Hemsley
Pamela Jackson
August 10, 2017
R.I.p
jason mckoy
July 30, 2017
Watched you allthe time on the jeffersons very funny rip
December 5, 2016
Mr Sherman Hemsley was so funny on his shows The Jeffersons and Amen and will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.
A Lee
October 20, 2016
RIP. George , thanks for the years of entertainment.you will be missed.
Hamid Rastakhiz (Conyers, Georgia)
August 19, 2016
rip george and thank you for the years of entertainment.
ruben mendez
August 8, 2016
I truly love the Jefferson it was one of my favour TV show to watch i still look at the rerun every chance i get he is miss greatly
Gloria Rhodes
August 6, 2016
He was a good man and actor,nice since of humor,well loved by all.he will be well missed.
We love you, rest in peace
We all love you,and to the family sorry for your loss y'all will be in our prayers, god bless you all
Mr and Mrs Bryant Pullen
August 1, 2016
RIP you will be greatly missed
Jackie Lanier
July 19, 2016
I watched the Jeffersons as a child I remember laughing. I just recently began watching the reruns again, and truly hilarious. Ahead of his time!
D Snow
July 5, 2016
Watching him on one love TV show
Tezzy Weezy
June 29, 2016
One made millions laugh on "ALL IN THE FAMILY" and "THE JEFFERSONS" and I believe to this day that those two #1 shows had success because of you. One is a beacon of light that will always shine in all of our hearts....THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Valenda Newell
May 21, 2016
I still watch your show Mon thru Fri and love every episode. You were and always will be the best comedian ever. I suffer from chronic back pain and depression but you always make me laugh! :-) Love ya and thank you
Cecile Johnson
March 8, 2016
Loved watching you when I was a child. Brilliant actor. Never forgotten, Rest in Peace sir.
Allison Dupont
March 4, 2016
Hi,I'm only ten but all in the family still comes on .you were extremely funny.hope to see u wen I pass .RIP.
Mieysha Schaffer
January 26, 2016
You are missed everyday.
Angela Mitchell
August 7, 2015
He was a great actor and will be missed.
Roland Hayes
July 30, 2015
R.I.P. Sherman, I so enjoyed all the many many laughs you gave us. My thought and prayers to your family and friends. You will be so missed. G. Cannon a long time Fan
July 30, 2015
The program, All In The Family, thoroughly cracked me up whenever George Jefferson sparred with Archie Bunker. Once a week, for thirty minutes, I had not a care in the world. Thank you for the best present ever, the gift of laughter. Rest in peace Mr. Sherman Helmsley. - Harriet Ellen Williams (Charlotte, NC)
July 25, 2015
Rest Sherman, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
Harry Simpson
June 10, 2015
i am always watching all reruns of AMEN,JEFFERSONS AND WHEN YOU FEATURED IN ALL IN THE FAMILY WITH CARROLL O'CONNOR
DAVID HARRIS
June 9, 2015
I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND ARCHIE. HELPED ME LAUGH.
STEVE TWISELTON
May 21, 2015
This was a tremendously inspiring and dedicated person who is no doubt a loss to us all. In fact we can be thankful that we have been enriched and in an equal degree protected by the many astounding and important national and even global defense measures over the years that this person has participated. May the family have peace we cherish the special memories. God's word says He will render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, nor will they learn war anymore. May we all rejoice in this good news of everlasting peace. (Isaiah 2: 4) Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss.
April 8, 2015
Alice Guckian Queen
April 5, 2015
Sweet mr. GJefferson Rip!
christine Roberson
March 6, 2015
On screen you became part of our family. You were Brilliant! Rest in Peace Sherman. a.k.a. George Jefferson.
Trent Scott
March 6, 2015
Gone, (sadly), but Never Forgotten. Trent Scott Dallas,Tx
Trent Scott
February 5, 2015
i miss you rest in peace
charles tarpley
December 25, 2014
Sherman Hemsley, you alway make me laught and mile. RIP
steve vang
December 3, 2014
I miss you so much. You were so funny. RIP, from one of your fans.
Roger Strout
November 22, 2014
Amen he rested from his antics
Michael Joe Robinson
October 5, 2014
Alice Guckian Queen
September 25, 2014
IM HURTING BECAUSE SHERMAN WAS SOMEONE THAT I LOOKED UP TO DURING THE TIMES OF THE JEFFERSON AND AMEN WITH HIS CANT COOK DAUGHTER THELMA..HE MADE MILLIONS OF US LAUGH UNTIL WE CANT LAUGH NO MORE..MR.HEMSLEY YOU WILL BE WELL MISSED BY BIILIONS THATS JUST NOW FINDING OUT ABOUT YOUR TALENT FOR THE FANS THAT YOU HAVE CREATED.IM GONNA TRY TO ATTEND THE SCHOOL THAT YOU ONCE ATTENDED THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS.YOUR LOVR CONTINUES ON.
DAVID HARRIS
September 24, 2014
Sherman I remember walking with you in Sherman Oaks, Ca, on Van Nuys Blvd. across from Al and Eds stereo shop.
Ron Milco I'll remember you always.
ron milco
September 3, 2014
GOD BLESS YOU GEORGE
Franklin Jones
August 18, 2014
GOD BLESS SHERMAN HEMSLEY. BESIDES THE JEFFERSONS & AMEN, ENJOYED HIS MOVIE FROM 1987 CALLED GHOST FEVER!
JOYCELYN LYNUM
August 14, 2014
May you RIP....
darnetta lewis
March 26, 2014
RIP Sherman Hemsley
Shirley Hartfield
February 4, 2014
Sorry to hear of the death of one of America's great comedy actor. I still enjoy watching "The Jeffersons" episodes.

May the family be comforted during time of grief.
Psalm 46:1
Deborah
February 3, 2014
R.I.P.
Estella Savannah
January 5, 2014
i grew up watching you on tv and even though i wood laugh my head off there was a serious side to your show. you gave alot of people Hope that one day we wood all love each other like brothers and sisters regardless of race. Prayers to your family, Michael
November 30, 2013
To Sherman Hemsley,
You were a very good actor. You did an excellent job playing the character George Jefferson on the sitcom The Jeffersons and All in the family. You made me laugh. I will alway remember you Mr. Hemsley. Lisa Weiner
Lisa Weiner
November 13, 2013
rodney claybrooks
November 3, 2013
Rip Mr. Hemsley you used to make me laugh when i watched the Jeffersons.
October 17, 2013
you were such a joy to watch on television , you will be missed.
DELORIS JONES
September 17, 2013
Truly missed r.i.p
Sandra
September 11, 2013
sherman, growning up as a child watching you on tv. was a pleasure. i would laugh all the time.you made very proud of you. very sorry two hear of your passing. but god knows best.my prayers are with you and the family.
cheryl smith
April 25, 2013
Well Mr. Hemsley you have finally "moved on up". Thank you for the laughs and you are one of the best in the field, rest in peace and know you made the day of a lot of people with your humor.
Kenny Flemming
March 3, 2013
Rest In Peace, Mr. Hemsley. See You On The Other Side, When I'll Be "Movin' On Up"
Richard Owen
February 21, 2013
Gone but not forgotten...Rest In Peace!!!
Mary H.Hyman
Mary Hyman
February 21, 2013
Dear Sherman/George: You were a very important part of my life. You made us believe that we could indeed move on up. Thank you for that! Well, you have moved on up. I am sure you are up there giving Weezy, Helen, Tom and MAYBE even Archie a hard time and keeping them in line! God Bless you George or Deacon Frye.
Wall Street
February 21, 2013
Great people are needed in heaven as they were loved in life. Rest in Peice my friend, you will truely be missed.
Jason Pishko
February 17, 2013
I have a lot to say about the character I loved him in all in the family and the Jeffersons he will be missed.
Nicole Gibson
February 11, 2013
You will be truly missed, I've enjoyed watching you over the years, you were able to say what alot of us wanted to say but could'nt, I had a lot of laughs, you were a one of a kind, there will never be another Sherman Hemsley (George Jefferson). Rest in peace.

Linda Howard
February 9, 2013
Rest in peace you are truly in a better place
lonya Anderson
December 17, 2012
To Flora and Family:

I've always wanted to play a tune along with Sherman Hemsley at my church (Saint-James Myrtle UMC). I never got the chance to do so, but I was honored to play piano and show my respect at his home going services at the Cielo Vista Church. Sherman was one of my favorite actors/comedian. I miss him, his smile and that cool walk and I watch his shows every chance I get. God bless you and your family.
DR. ROBERT HEMPHILL
December 2, 2012
I miss the humor you displayed for all the world to see. Bill Amos (Brownsville, Pa.)
William Amos
December 2, 2012
Im so sorry
Melinda Campbell
December 1, 2012
Your sense of humor brought joy to my life. You will truly be missed.
RIP Mr. Hemsley
Sabrina Robinson
November 26, 2012
TO THE HEMSLEY FAMILY:

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH EACH ONE OF YOU. SHERMAN HEMSLEY INSPIRED THE WORLD AND HE GAVE US HOPE FOR A BETTER LIFE. HE SERVED OUR COUNTRY HONORABLY. SHERMAN WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTORS. THNAKS FOR THE MEMORIES. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.
ROBERT HEMPHILL
November 25, 2012
RIP MR. HEMASLEY. PEACE AT LAST.

PAREDES FAMILY
November 25, 2012
Rip you gave us all hope to move on up
Cleo Mitchell
November 25, 2012
Thank you Mr Helmsley, You had the right idea uf comedy. You helped change many peoples lives by making them see how not to be so serious all of the time. Thank you and God bless you.
E. Gonzalez
November 23, 2012
Thanks to Mr. Hemsley for many years of joy and hope which portrayed through his acting. Sunday nights of the Jeffersons were weekly watched religiously in my home. It was like having a piece of the American Pie with whip cream, if only for a half an hour weekly. Also, the Jeffersons was one show that our entire family would agree to watch. Those days are long gone now. I hope that his friends will take to heart that they were allowed him to be what he really wasn't on TV. R.I.P. Mr. S.Hemsley.
Melvin Freeman
November 23, 2012
You can finally rest in peace. God bless!
Mariann
Toronto, Ontario Canada
November 23, 2012
As a native El Pasoan, and as I am sure most El Pasoan's feel the same, I was honored to have read that you considered El Paso, Texas - "home." I hope that you are resting well in eternity in the caring arms of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus now, sir. - Roberto -
Roberto Corral
November 23, 2012
Your humor and diversity made it fun growing up. thanks for moving on up.
Roberto Narvaez, USCG (Aliso Viejo, Ca)
Hometown El Paso
Roberto Narvaez
November 22, 2012
Mr. Hemsley

Thanks for the laughter!! I loved you in Purlie Victorious!! Thanks for your service to our country...Rest in Peace.
Cassandra Holt
November 22, 2012
Sherman Hemsley will truly be missed. He is one of the best actors of our time.
Kim W.
November 22, 2012
One of the best actors of all time in my view.
Barry St. Clair
November 22, 2012
George, you were so fly. You always bounce back. Your atrenth and spirit transened to many people. Your accompishments as a Black man was tops. Rest well in the masters heavens
Burnell F Von Hendricks Sr
November 22, 2012
Thanks for the memories. Walk the Wind in Peace.
Christian Chapman
November 22, 2012
i could not wait every day to see ta show.thanks Sherman/Now u makin GOD happy.
fernando escobedo
November 22, 2012
You made the world a better and more happier place, through your poems ,love and comedies.you are definitely missed.
Mauream Simmons
November 22, 2012
He was a wonderful person and actor. He will be missed and as he sang Moving on up as he has with the angels
Nancy Richardson
November 22, 2012
Thanks for the memories and all the laughter rest in peace
Phil and AQ Miller
November 22, 2012
Your entertainment personality will be missed. A class act! - D. Gamboa (Phoenix, AZ)
Dan Gamboa
November 21, 2012
Thanks for all the laughs! Rest in peace!
Sheila Johnson, Vallejo, California
November 21, 2012
Rest in Peace,you made the world a brighter place by making us laugh with your gift of humor
Rick Branham
November 21, 2012
Now he up in the big leaves, get his turnips up! Movin on UP!
Estra White
November 21, 2012
Thanks for having made El Paso your home! Our community feels emptier without you in it. May you now RIP.

The Rodriguez Family
Rosie Rodriguez
November 21, 2012
Thanks for making us laugh throughout the years. I wish I could've met you, seemed like a very down to earth individual.
Jean-Claude Drouin
November 21, 2012
Mr. hemsley u will b truly missed. You were a very gifted man who brought laughter to our hearts. Rest in peace .
Justin Tellez
November 21, 2012
Thanks for all that you gave to the world. You made us smile through a lot of tough times along with the good.
Johnnie Whitfield
November 21, 2012
Thank you for making us laugh. You will truly be missed, as there are very few great comedic actors like you. R.I.P.
E. Cardona
November 21, 2012
From one A.F. vet to another, R.I.P. my friend.
November 21, 2012
Rest in peace.
Jerry Robertson
November 21, 2012
Mr. Hemsley.(Mr.Jefferson) May you Rest In Peace.
May make the Angels laugh. It was a pleasure seeing. you on T.V. as I grew up. But nothing beats talking to you here in El Paso at local store. That will be the most wonderful moment for me and my family.
God Bless you and your family. The Ortega Family. :-(
Ortega Family
November 21, 2012
Mr. Hemsley, you were one of the funniest people I have ever seen on TV, your ability to make people laugh without using foul language and horrible terminology is greatly missed. May peace find you and may you dwell in the House of the Lord :)
Deneice Dillard
November 21, 2012
Thanks for all the laughs you provided for my family and I as I was growing up watching All In The Family and then The Jeffersons.You were ,and always will be remembered as one of the classics.The back and forth between you and Carrol O Conner will live on FOREVER,much like the great shows like I Love Lucy and Cheers and all the other classic sit coms from the 50's thru present time.NO ONE WILL EVER COME CLOSE TO PORTRAYING YOU AS YOU DID FOR SO MANY YEARS ON ALL THE DIFFERENT SHOWS YOU WERE ON.REST IN PEACE.
November 21, 2012
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK,THAT MADE ME LAUGH,YOU WAS SO FUNNY AND I ENJOY EVERY SHOW. I WILL MISS YOU AND SO WILL HOLLYWOOD,RIP THAT'S JUST ANOTHER SHOW CUZ I KNOW YOU GOT GOD LAUGHIN AND HIS ANGELS IN YOUR YOUR SHOW...YOU LEAVE US WIT WONDERFUL MEMORY I WILL CONTINUE LAUGHIN AND WATCHIN THE OLD SHOWS ...LUV U MUCH RIP FUNNY MAN.
SHE'LA KIRR
November 20, 2012
THANK U FOR KEEPING ME LAUGHIN AND ALL THE WONDERFUL MEMORIE, I WILL MISS YOU AND SO WILL HOLLYWOOD "RIP FUNNY MAN" AND CONTINUE TO KEEP GOD AND HIS ANGELS LAUGHIN.
SHE'LA KIRR
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