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Jeremiah "Jerry" Ervin
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Obituary for Jeremiah "Jerry" Ervin

Mr. Jeremiah "Jerry" Ervin entered into eternal rest on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by loved ones. Age 94 years. He was born on January 19, 1923 in Rust County, Texas to Sellow and Ora Lee Ervin.

Mr. Ervin was a longtime resident of Saginaw. He was a supporter of the Friendship Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Eddie Jackson. Mr. Ervin was a hard worker. He worked construction and demolition prior to starting his own business in the ‘60s. He loved quartet singing and attending gospel concerts. Most of all, Jeremiah enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mr. Jeremiah Ervin leaves to cherish loving memories six daughters, Jeryl Ervin, Jennifer Ervin, Delores (Arnette) Boone, Sr., Zipporah (Rufus) Jackson, Jr., Betty Harris and Kimberly (Randall) Hall; four sons, Michael Ervin, Benjamin Ervin, Jerry Cochrane and Jasper Morgan; 48 grandchildren; special granddaughter, Brittany Harris Ervin; 109 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ella Williams, Leora Gipson, Azalene Stephenson and Clara May Jordan; many nieces and nephews; special niece,Yvonne Flowers; other relatives and friends.

Mr. Ervin was preceded in death by his parents, Sellow and Ora Lee Ervin; his wife, Sunshine Ervin; two daughters and three sons; four grandsons; one great-grandson, Anthony Smith; two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Norma Faye and Mary Ervin; five brothers, Frank, Richard, J.T. James and Cecil Ervin.

The family would like to express special thanks to Sherita and Billy Smith, Dr. Rakesh S. Chokshi, M.D. and staff, Alicia, Mary, Karen May, Rosalind McCray, Shaffronia McCaskey, Virginia Erwin and Sherri and Roy Greer and Jerry Lee Cochrane for the quality care, love and support shown during our bereavement; Ivan E. Phillips and the staff of Paradise Funeral Chapel.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

Nov

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Paradise Funeral Chapel

3100 South Washington Ave.
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Celebration of Life

Friday

10

Nov

11:00 AM
Paradise Funeral Chapel

3100 South Washington Ave.
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Officiating: Pastor John Rincher, Zion Valley Baptist Church

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Lawn Cemetery

3210 South Washington Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

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