Jerry Lee Byers was born on March 14, 1959 in Holly Springs, Ms. to the late, Johnny Byers and Josephine Dilliard Byers. He was educated and graduated from the public school system of Holly Springs, Ms. Upon completion of high school, Jerry enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country for eight years. During the course of his life, Jerry also attended the University of Mississippi “Ole Mis” and Altamaha Tech. After relocating to Jesup, Ga., Jerry was employed with Briarwood Housing Complex as a residential maintenance man. Jerry will forever be remembered as an all around great guy, as he was also a certified nursing assistant. In his free time, Jerry enjoyed fishing, gardening and home improvement. He was a member of Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Chulahoma, Ms.
Jerry departed this life unexpectedly on December 5, 2021 at Wayne Memorial Hospital , Jesup, Ga. He was preceded in death by both parents, Johnny and Josephine Byers, his brothers, Sylvester Byers and Johnny Byers, Jr.; his brothers in-law, Bobby Truitt and Gary Johnson.
Survivors include: his wife of 32 years, Ann Byers; two children, Brenitra Byers and J. B. Byers; like a son, Cameron Randolph; three grandchildren, Brezaria Jones, Brekyia Jones and Brenyria Matthews; his brothers, Bernard, Charles, Bernie (Paula) and Jerry and Randy Shaw; his sisters, Georgia King, Bernice (Lawrence) Walton, Cheryl Pegues, Gwendolyn Byers, Loretta Shaw and Ruby Lee Shaw; his in-laws, Roy (Hildred ) Truitt, J. T. (Anne) Truitt, Willie (Kizzie) Truitt, Paulene (George) Bennett, Adelene Johnson and Mary (Morris) James; his close friends, Melvin Bowser and Carl Simmons; as well as, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A intimate family memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Royal Funeral Home Chapel at 3:00 pm with Military Honors.
A private Interment will take place at Ga. Veterans Cemetery in Glennville, Ga. On Thursday, December 16, 2021.
Family members planning to attend the memorial service are asked to wear your masks to protect yourself, as well as others from the spread of Covid 19.