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Jerome Franklin Armster, Sr.

September 28, 1958 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Jerome Franklin Armster, Sr. Obituary

Jerome Franklin Armster, Sr., was born to the Late Maggie Armster and Frank Armster in Boston, GA on September 28th, 1958. He attended Central High School where he graduated Class of 1976. Shortly thereafter he was introduced to Pearlie Mae Mitchell who became his loving wife on July 26th, 1979. They were blessed with 42 years of love and two loving children before his wife preceded him death on July 28th, 2021.   Jerome, commonly referred to as “Jay” or “Smiley” was an outstanding and loving father to his children, son, Jerome Armster, Jr. and daughter, Jocelyn Armster. God could not have blessed them with a better father. There was nothing he would not do for his family. On June 18th, 2018, Jay was upgraded to the title of “Grandpoo”  by his only grandchild Nylah Armster, who he fondly referred to as “Wheaty Whop”. He loved to play with her for hours on end whenever she visited.  A Jack of all Trades, there was nothing Jay could not do and nothing he would not do for anyone around him. He once rescued an elderly woman and her dog from an actively burning home. His courage did not go unnoticed, and his bravery landed him an article in the Times Enterprise Newspaper. He worked at Balfour Lumbar Company for many years before retiring. He spent his free time watching various sports games and movies, and tinkering. He loved his family and friends, fishing (which also landed him an article in the Times Enterprise Newspaper), hunting, relaxing on the beach, and sitting on his porch listening to good music. The family favorite kept everyone laughing and smiling with his nonstop jokes and contagious smile.   He leaves to cherish his life a loving son, Jerome Armster, Jr. (DeAsia), daughter Jocelyn Armster, granddaughter, Nylah Armster, five loving sisters Bessie Thomas and Flossie Ward (Jerome), Connie Armster, Cassandra Armster, Cynthia Armster-Head and two brothers Michael Armster and Joseph Armster. Five sisters in laws, Sarah Larry (Freddie), Harriet Mitchell, Cynthia Mitchell, Tasha Mitchell, and Barbara Armster and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maggie and Frank “40” Armster, Wife, Pearl Armster, and Sisters, Rosa Wilson, Janice Armster and Mary Seabrooks., and brothers, Frank Armster, Willie Armster, and Joey Armster   Jay has been called home to his resting place. A place without any worries or troubles. His physical body is gone, but his spirit lives within the memories of all who loved him. He would always emphasize not to cry upon his departure home, but to party hard and laugh harder. His love, laughter and smile will be missed tremendously by all of those around him.   Dad, we love you and will miss you so much! 

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Public Viewing
October 13, 2023

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hopkins Mortuary Chapel
1318 West Jackson Street
Thomasville, GA 31792

Graveside Service
October 14, 2023

10:00 AM
Peaceful Rest Cemetery
1771 N. Pinetree Blvd
Thomasville, GA 31792


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