Jerome Gholson
1937 - 2018
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Jerome Gholson was born August 20, 1937 to his late parents Robbie and Robert Lee Gholson. Jerome was the sixth of thirteen children. He was preceded in death by his parents and older brothers Bob and Richard. The Gholsons were members of Delaney Methodist Church. It was there that Jerome accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. Jerome attended Roosevelt High School. He graduated as an honor student in 1955. While in high school, Jerome played the clarinet in the band and served as Senior Class Vice-President. Golf was his favorite sport. Other hobbies included swimming, playing the piano, and listening to his favorite jazz artists then creating his own arrangements. Jerome and Jacky Taylor became high school sweethearts in 1954 and were joined in holy matrimony on January 28, 1961 by the late Reverend Robert E. Lowery. From this union, three children were born: Jerri, Jana, and Jaron. Upon graduation, Jerome attended Indiana and Howard Universities. He received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army. His Master's Degree was earned at IUN shortly thereafter. A teaching career at Marquette Elementary School spanned 32 years. Those who will cherish his memory are his devoted and loving family, Jacquelyn wife of 57 years, three children, Jerri, Jana, and Jaron (Quatanah), two brothers, Frederick (Betty), and Edward (Latrice), eight sisters Berta, Dorothy, Frances (Marcus), Robbie, Gwendolyn, Linda, Pearl, and Debra. A host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends will also miss him dearly. Services Tuesday January 16, 2018 at St. Timothy Community Church, 2500 Grant Street, Gary, IN 46404. Visitation 9a.m.-11a.m. (viewing 9-10a.m.) Celebration of Life 11a.m. - Noon. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Jan. 14, 2018.
09:00 - 11:00 AM
Celebration of Life
11:00 - 12:00 PM
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January 20, 2018
I was so sorry to learn of Jerome's passing. Pearl and I were very close classmates at RHS and I pray for her and her whole family during this time of sorrow. May God keep you all in his Heavenly arms.
Kay Henderson Behn
January 17, 2018
To my classmate Pearl and the Gholson Family, Sorry to hear of your loss.May you find comfort to know that you will see your loved one again.
Ruth Bonner
January 16, 2018
To Jacky and all of the Gholsons - may God hold you in your time of need. Know that you are loved by many, especially The Jackson 4, Rick, Beth, Bradley and Ella. Hugs and prayers.
Beth Jackson
January 16, 2018
To Pearl,

I know this is a difficult time for you and your family. Please take one day at a time. Jerome is now in the presence of God. I pray that you and your family find peace in time.
Carl Protho, RHS
January 16, 2018
To Jackie and the Gholson Family,
Sorry to hear about the passing of your love one. May God comfort you and keeping you in my prayers.
Minietta Coleman Nelson
January 16, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. We hope the God of all comfort, comforts you and your family during this tough time. 2 Cor 1:3
d k
January 16, 2018
Dear Mrs Jacky Gholson, I am sorry for the passing of your husband. He was a devoted man to his family and career. I grew up in Gary and spent many years around the Gholson family. Pearl was my best friend. I pray for you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely, Sarah Rose Gray Morris-
Sarah Morris-Jarrett
January 15, 2018
To my classmate Pearl and the rest of the Gholson Family, I send condolences from the Robert Collin's family. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother Jerome. God be with you at this time of deep sorrow.

Laura, Rip Jr. and Gregory Collins
January 15, 2018
To Jackie & Gwen, my classmate, & the entire Gholson Family, the Barnes Family is saddened by the loss of Jerome. Our thoughts & prayers are with you as you prepare to celebrate his life. Praying that God gives you peace & comfort in the days ahead.
Lenora Barnes & Family
January 15, 2018
To my classmates Pearl and Linda, I wish to send my sincere condolences as to the loss of your brother, Jerome. Please know our hearts are with you.
Barbara Malone Hemphill
January 15, 2018
Dear Jackie and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your lose. I am praying for you and your family.
God Bless and keep all of you.
Claudia Drayton
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