Jerry Umstead

Jerry Umstead

February 2, 1927 - September 9, 2020
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Mr. Jerry Umstead was born February 2, 1927 to the late Willis Umstead and Henrietta Roundtree. He transitioned form labor to reward on September 9th, 2020 in Durham, NC.

He was educated in the Orange county school system.

Jerry was drafted to the United States Army and was honorably discharged.

Jerry was a longtime member of Lipscomb Grove Baptist Church in Hillsborough, NC where he gave his life to his Lord and Savior at an early age. He was on the Trustee Board, Men's Department, and the custodial committee.

On December 9, 1963 Jerry was joined in holy matrimony with the former Miss Willie B. Everett; and from this union three children were born.

His favorite hobbies were watching softball and racing cars; his favorite car company was the Ford motor company. After being discharged from the army he developed a love of cars, which was his lifelong passion.

He was employed with UNC Hospitals for 27 years until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents; brothers, Wallace Umstead, Walter Umstead, John Umstead, and Owen Umstead; sisters, Margaret Lunsford and Lucy Wilson.

Jerry leaves to cherish his memory; his wife, Mrs. Willie B. Umstead; son, Charles Patterson; daughters, Willie Mae Patterson and Emma Patterson; sister, Mary Johnson; brothers, Amos Umstead (Margaret), and Otis Umstead (Marie); five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
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  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday September 15, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday September 15, 2020 12:00pm
    Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel
    419 Dowd St.
    DURHAM, NC 27701
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    Mr. Umstead's service will be for invited guests. The service will be live streamed for all other guests that would like to be apart of the Homegoing service. Those guests attending in person, please sanitize your hands upon entrance and exit of the funeral home. Mask are required by an executive order of the Governor of North Carolina. Please remember to practice the guidelines of social distancing. We appreciate all of your patience as we work through this together.


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Anita Riley Alhajeri

Posted at 01:40pm
My condolences to the Umstead family and a prayer that the Lord will comfort you.

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