August 1, 1939 ~ May 15, 2020

Born in: Albany, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Jerry Franklin McEachin, Sr., age 80, of Lawrenceville, Georgia left this earth and went to be with Jesus on Friday, May 15, 2020. Jerry was born on August 1, 1939 in Albany, Georgia. Jerry was a devoted husband, daddy, granddaddy, and great granddaddy. He graduated Albany High School in 1957. After graduation he served in the Marine Corps for 3 years. He started his 50 plus year career as an electrician, from journeyman to inspector, after getting out of the Marines. In January 1964, he met the love of his life, Jeanette, and they were married on August 1, 1964. They share the same birthday and wedding anniversary. They have been married for 55 years. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in July of 1964. He served various churches as interim minister of music throughout the years. He was an avid fan of Southern Gospel music and attended many concerts with Jeanette. He loved to sing and worship his Lord. He was an active member of the Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC) as long as he was able. He was a member of North Metro Baptist Church and Roy Latham’s Sunday School Class. Jerry never met a stranger and was always making people laugh. He never lost his sense of humor including his last day here on this earth. He loved his son Jerry and was always helping him with projects or business. He would do anything for Jerry Jr. and his wife Amy. He adored his three grandsons and was at every event they had and supported them any way he could. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Jennings F. and Eloise P. McEachin; sister Jeanene Smith and her husband Gene. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Evelyn Jeanette McEachin, his son, Jerry Franklin McEachin, Jr. (Amy), his grandsons Jerry Franklin McEachin, III (Karen), Nicholas Allen McEachin (Ashley), and Zachery Tyler McEachin (Kenzie), great grandchildren: Jayce McEachin and Reya McEachin, sister, Carol Byrd of Greenwood, South Carolina and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the funeral and graveside service will be attended by immediate family. It can be seen via live-stream at at 11:00 am on Monday, May 18, 2020. At a later date, the family will have a Celebration of Life for all who loved and cared about him.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jerry’s memory to:
Samaritan’s Purse International Relief
PO Box 3000
Boone, NC 286607-3000

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  1. He was such a sweet, witty man. A Godly man. He is rejoicing in heart with his Saviour. He is pain free and worry free.
    We will greatly miss him.
    Jeanette, we are praying for you and your family.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Many great memories of time spent with Jerry , Jeanette and family will forever remain in our hearts. He was a great role model. We love you.
    Edwin and Wilma Hundley

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jeanette and family. He was a great role model. We will forever cherish the many times we spent with Jerry, Jeanette and family. We love you ,
    Edwin and Wilma Hundley

  4. CandleImageI will always remember at family gatherings everyone would say to get your food before Jerry set down. Because he eat it all.😊

  5. CandleImageUncle Jerry will be greatly missed. I remember so many things, growing up, he loved to eat, he loved the family and was always there for everything. He and Aunt Jeanette always did everything together. He seemed to never age, and I know he is in heaven with our lord. I will miss him. I know the feeling of loosing one you love so deeply, I will keep you in my prayers. Take comfort in knowing that the family loves you and so does our savior. 🙏

  6. We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing and so sad that because of Covid-19 we can not see Jeannette. We always loved seeing Jerry and Jeannette at the bible study after they moved into The Mansions. He recently brought us a cd of him singing years ago. So happy that he shared it with us. Jeannette if you see this please know that Terry and I are praying for you. Hope to see you soon.

  7. Uncle Jerry you will be in our hearts until God calls us to heaven to rejoice with you. You were a wonderful Uncle and friend. We have so many great memories with you and Aunt Jeanette and family. We will miss your singing, happy smile and the fun times we spent together. You were a great role model and always told everyone about your Savior.
    Aunt Jeanette and family you are in our prayers. We love all of you.🙏

  8. CandleImageJerry,
    I am going to miss your smiling face and your funny jokes.
    Mostly I will miss seeing you and Jeanette coming in Life Group the way you used to, holding hands, and you with your shirt and tie to match what Jeanette has on!
    I know you are with your Jesus!
    May you Rest In Peace, Jerry!

  9. CandleImageMy thoughts and prayers for you, Jeanette and for your family.
    I miss seeing y’all at Church so, I haven’t heard any of Jerry’s jokes and seeing y’all coming in, holding hands and having coordinated y’all’s outfits!
    I know he is with his Jesus and he is is rejoicing!

  10. Praying for you all during this time. Jerry’s legacy lives on in his wonderful family. May God’s comfort encourage you during this time.

  11. Praying for you and the family. I will miss Jerry’s smile and how he loved you and his family. He always gave God the glory for all things. You and Jerry showed everyone what God’s plan for marriage looked like, thanks.
    Holding you in my heart, Love Ellie.

  12. CandleImagePraying for you all at this time. I met Jerry and Jeanette at the Mansions bible study. They were always smiling. We will miss Jerry very much and hope to see Jeanette when this quarantine is over. May God grant you all peace during this time knowing you will see him again!

  13. CandleImageJeanette,
    Words cannot describe how sorry I Sam in your loss of Jerry. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    I will miss his funny little jokes, I had already been missing seeing y’all walking down the hall holding hands, both of you wearing similar colors!
    Jeanette, Jerry is rejoicing with Jesus and he wouldn’t come back here. I pray he Rests In Peace,

  14. Keeping your family in my prayers. I have fond memories of your both your mom and dad going all the way back to high school. Sorry I couldn’t attend in person.

  15. Mr Jerry was a sweet man and had a very nice singing voice. He will be missed. Ms Jeanette my heart goes out to you and the family with lots of prayers.

  16. We are blessed to be apart of Jerry’s life at Bible study at the Mansions. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jeanette. With love in Christ.

  17. I am so grateful that God brought Jerry and Jeanette to North Metro. What a faithful and Godly couple they are. Jerry was such an encouragement to me at our Tuesday Bible Study. He will be missed. Jeanette, you are loved by us all. May Gods grace and peace cover you.

  18. CandleImageAunt Jeanette, Jerry, Amy and Family,
    The service was such a beautiful tribute to Uncle Jerry. Surely he rejoices in Heaven as he lovingly looks upon you. Take comfort in the wonderful memories. His legacy remains a blueprint for all.

    With love, Stephanie, Herb & Audrey

  19. I have such fond memories of Uncle Jerry. He was such a good man and I am blessed to have had him in my life and missed by all that knew him. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Aunt Jeanette. We love all of you.

  20. Memories from our days at Sunrise Baptist Church singing in the choir aand enjoying solos by Jerry. Great man will be missed on this side of heaven but welcomed into the arms of our eternal savior.

  21. Jeanette, so, so sorry for the loss of the love of your life. I know how you will grieve. Cry your tears for a season and keep all your memories close to your heart. Remember that the Lord will never leave or forsake you. I pray for you and your family and that the Lord strengthens you and fills you with His peace. All my love dear friend.

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