Gerald, known by many as Jerry, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 25, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of Brenda Stump Lilly. Jerry was born in Beckley, WV, the only child of A. Fray and Pearl Bibb Lilly. He and Brenda shared 52 wonderful years of marriage and they were blessed with 2 children, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Jerry was a devoted family man that loved the Lord. He faithfully served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon, and elder in a number of churches throughout his life. He was an appointee of the Naval Academy, and attended Wesleyan College as well as Marshall University. Jerry later became a successful businessman, working in a number of fields. Jerry was a gifted artist that worked with everything from clay to wood to pastels.
Funeral service will be 2 PM Monday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenlawn memorial Park.
Visitation will be 12:30 to 2 PM on Monday prior to the service.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099