Jerry R. West Sr., 83


Jerry Robert West Sr., 83, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Mr. West was a retired insurance agent and educator who worked in Carteret, Pamlico, Cumberland and Robeson counties.  He was a member of Lafayette Baptist Church, Village Baptist Church and an active member of New Hope Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and served in multiple capacities during his life.

He enjoyed helping others and especially loved helping his family, friends and clients with their insurance needs, especially the Medicare Advantage programs.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth (Betty) Erwin West; a son, Jerry Robert West Jr. (Michelle); daughter, Mary West Lemonds (Eddie); four grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. He loved his family and was most proud of his children, granchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with visitation for family and friends prior to the service from 3 to 5 p.m. Interment will follow in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Awana program at New Hope Baptist Church, 293 Bethel Baptist Road, Spring Lake, NC 28390.

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