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Friday September 23rd, 2016
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Jerry John Nance

MERIGOLD - Jerry John Nance, age 47, of Merigold, passed away on Tuesday September 20, 2016 at the St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.

Visitation will be held Friday, September 23, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 PM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Lehrton Cemetery. Rev. Ken Harris will officiate the services.

Jerry was born on October 06, 1968 to Bob and Barbara Tribble Nance in Cleveland, MS.  He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1986 and attended Delta State University. While in high school, he played basketball. He married Sandra Thompson on October 09, 2010.   Jerry loved to hunt, fish and spend time with family. He grew up working at Nance's Cleaners--the family owned business. His expertise was in computer technology and communications systems for airports. He worked as a salesman (Automotive Redistribution as Jerry liked to call it) for AutoMark for the past few years. Jerry attended the Boyle Church of God of Prophecy.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Bob & Barbara Nance.

He is survived by Spouse, Sandra Thompson Nance of Merigold, MS.  Son, Max Nance of Oxford, MS.  Daughter, Brittany (Lee) Townsend of Cleveland, MS.  Daughter, Adrienne (Brent) Lance of Cleveland, MS.  Son, Jason (Teresa) Jackson of Cleveland, MS.  Sister, Sharon Weeks of Cleveland, MS.  Brother, Robert Nance of Clarksdale, MS.  Brother, Larry Nance of Cleveland, MS.  8 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lee Townsend, Brent Lance, Anthony Joseph, Jamie Harmon, Max Nance, Jason Jackson, Mark Hall, Jr. and Emmett Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be Shayne Harrison & Cash Nance.

Memorials may be made to Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital 2500 N State St, Jackson, MS 39216 or St Dominic Hospital 969 Lakeland Dr, Jackson, MS 39216.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.

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Jerry was s good friend. Never seen him without a smile on his face. I will be praying for Sandy and family.

Tim Allen Sep 24 2016 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Sep 23 2016 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father, Max. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray you find comfort during this most difficult time.

Michelle Wheeler Sep 22 2016 12:00 AM

Jerry and I were roommates and fraternity brothers at Delta State. We laughed much and there was never a dull moment. My thoughts, memories, and prayers go out to Jerry's entire family. As an aside, all of the KA's from the mid to late '80's had a nickname for Jerry: StarchMan. Rest in peace, StarchMan!

Greg Tacker Sep 22 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your dad. We are praying for you and the entire family. We love you.
Dede and family

Dede Furniss Sep 22 2016 12:00 AM

Jerry was such a kind hearted person. I have many fond memories of him and pray for your family at this time. God bless each of you.

Lynn Smither Sep 21 2016 12:00 AM

Papa Jerry,
Youre loved, and you will be missed. Thank you for loving my sister the way she deserved .

Nikki Harrison Sep 21 2016 12:00 AM

Jerry was one of my best high school friends. He will be greatly missed. HIs whole family is in my prayers.

Will Hannah Sep 21 2016 12:00 AM

Johnny and I pray for comfort and Peace to all of this Wonderful Guy's family.
Gone too soon but is with his Heavenly Father,

Paula Hall Sep 21 2016 12:00 AM

Praying for the entire Nance family. Sorry for your loss. Jerry was a wonderful guy, friend and classmate. He will be missed by all.

Jerry Vardaman Sep 21 2016 12:00 AM

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