Jerrell (Jerry) Cates Colvard, age 89, went home to her Lord Jesus Christ on August 7, 2018 after a prolonged illness. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, “J” Colvard, in 2010.
She graduated from Durham High School in 1947 and was a member of Trinity Bible Class at First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons David (Lynn) Colvard and Douglas (Amy) Colvard and daughter Nancy C Frantel; four grandsons, two granddaughters, and a great-grandson due in October.
The family is very grateful for the devoted care she received from Debbie Morris for the past 8 years, including her final years at Hillcrest Convalescent Center.
A funeral service for Jerry will be held on August 11, 2018 at 2pm in the Hall-Wynne Chapel in Durham, NC. Chaplain Joe McGugan will be officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Durham.
The family will greet friends on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service in Durham and 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Durham, The North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, or Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina in Thomasville.
Arrangements for the Colvard family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com. Select obituaries.