Jerry Gaines Obituary, Death Cause – This morning, Jerry Gaines, a longtime friend of ours as well as a colleague, passed away while he was surrounded by his family, whom he loved and cared for greatly. We are forced to inform each and every one of you of this terrible information, and it is with a heavy heart that we do so. Even though our hearts are breaking, we are filled with joy in the knowledge that he is spending Good Friday celebrating with his Lord and Savior.
If someone came to Jerry in need of assistance, he would give them the shirt right off his back in order to demonstrate the love that Christ invites us to have for one another. Jerry was a living example of the love that Christ calls us to have for one another. If you were fortunate enough to receive a hug from him, he would always greet you with a friendly smile and a bear hug.
Even though our hearts are breaking, we are filled with joy in the knowledge that he is. In spite of the fact that our hearts are breaking, the knowledge that he is gives us an overwhelming sense of delight. Jerry was a devoted wife, father, and “Granddaddy” to all of his offspring and grandchildren. He was known to all of them as Jerry. He was well-known for the dedication that he showed to his family. each the community around him and the church he attended benefited from the unselfish service that he provided to each of them.
He would always be there for you. This was something that he always did. The news of his departure will bring a profound sense of loss to everyone who was fortunate enough to have known and loved him. As you go about your day, please pray for him and his family. I know they are going through a difficult time.