2012-01-12 / Obituaries


Gerald Jefferson Shewmake, 59, died Jan. 4, 2012 at Jackson Health Care Facility.

He was born Dec. 5, 1952. He was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. He was a United States Marine Corp. Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He was a retired supervisor with Power South Electric.

Survivors include three daughters, Shannon M. Shewmake, Grove Hill, Amanda (George) Hutchinson, Rhonda ( Wayne) Travis, both of Mobile; one brother, Rev. Warren Shewmake, Grove Hill; two sisters, Carolyn Shewmake, Grove Hill, Sandra Johnson, Thomasville; two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gray and Loree Shewmake and a sister, Nancy Shewmake.

The service was Jan. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson. Burial was in the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery.

An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.


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