Jerry Lee Mize, 71, passed away on December 15, 2019 at his sister’s home in Grayson, GA. He was born on April 1, 1948 in Atlanta, GA to Al and Lucy Mize of Clarkston, GA.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Alton Leonard Mize and Lucy Mae Hay. Survivors include his sisters, Dianne Long of Grayson, Lee Ann (Gary) Kirk of Dalton; Brother, Barry Mize of Social Circle; 3 grandchildren, which he was totally devoted to; 1 nephew; 5 nieces; 6 great nieces; 9 great nephews; 5 great great nieces; 2 great great nephews; many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Jerry was extremely gifted mechanically, electrically and was a perfectionist. He worked for Camp Electric as an electrician in Snellville for 30 + years and loved it. He served in Vietnam from 1968 – 1969.
He had an array of interests that he loved such as working on cars and airplanes, fishing, hunting, frog giggin, carving spirit heads, writing poems and had a passion for reading. Jerry had a generous heart and giving spirit with the unique ability to teach others to believe in themselves through humor. Although he had a scruffy appearance, he was a man of integrity, always giving even with the last dollar in his wallet. When you met him, he immediately became a friend in your life forever. Jerry was the champion for the underdog and always volunteering to help those in need, never expecting anything in return.
In lieu of a service, Jerry requested that everyone remember the good times shared with him.
Online condolences may be offered at www.WagesandSons.com. Wages & Sons Funeral Home Stone Mountain Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Jerry will greatly be missed. Everything said about his life ,fit him perfect.He was a loving and giving person, when my 6 grand & 3 greatgrand were babies he made sure they received the dollar bill more than once. I sure as he gave with love he was thankful they were not too close in age. Jerry see you on the other side.

  2. My uncle was a great man with a big heart! He loved family with his whole being. He loves birds! Chickens, parakeets, his cockatiel Popeye, his red tail Maggie and his dogs. And man he had plenty of each!!! He was know for always wearing his hats and suspenders. He would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it. I miss him every day and can’t wait to see him again when I’m called home. I love you Uncle J!!

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