Jerry Brothers

September 6, 2020


On Sunday September 6, 2020, Jerry Brothers went to be with the Lord at the age of 95 years old.  He was born to Joseph and Lillie Gertrude Brothers in Corapeake, NC on October 15, 1924.  He lived most of his life in Philadelphia, Pa.  His final resting place will be in his hometown surrounded around family.


Jerry met and married Marion Nottingham on March 9, 1963, who he remained married to until her death in October 2019. He was the father of three children prior to this marriage. He and Marion adopted and raised Ernestine and Peter, and helped raise Ernestine's children. Jerry and Marion were proud members of Pinn Memorial Baptist Church, where he served as a a choir member and senior deacon. He was also a member of the Free Masons, Suns of Light 120.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, his wife and children. He is survived by his sister, Amanda Scott of Norfolk, VA; his son Peter (Ebony) Brothers; Grandchildren Karen Townsend, Earl Kevin Leaks, Theodore Townsend, Soniyah Brothers, Ciara Brothers, Peter Brothers Jr, and Fendi Brothers; Great-grand children; nieces and nephews; family and friends.



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