Obituary for Potter Jerry
- Name: Potter Jerry
- Home Town: Supply, NC
- Date of Death: 09/13/2017
- Birth Place: Lumberton, Mississippi
- Birth Date: 10/06/1929
- Service Date: 09/23/2017 at 03:00 PM
- Service Place: First Baptist Church, Thomasville, NC
Jerry Potter gave 42 years of service to the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. The domino effect of the lives he touched are only now being measured by a gathering of souls in the place he longed to live... eternally in Heaven. For many years to come he will stand at that entrance and welcome all those who came to know a Saviour he loved and served because of his work. Forty-two years only marked the end of his paid career. His love for spreading the news of amazing grace continued until September 13, 2017.
As his children, we are keenly aware that his service meant sacrifice. He often was unable to worship with us as a family. Time away left Mom with sole parenting responsibilities, but her dedication both to Dad and God meant doing so with joy and love, and we later understood why daddy wasn't home.
The last five months in North Carolina were joyful in many ways, enabling Dad to reconnect with kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and friends. He planted and tended a garden, one of his joys in life. He fished in a local pond with some spectacular catches. He was welcomed every morning and sent to bed every evening, by loving family.
With unmeasureable love:
Deborah Potter Jordan and Danny Jordan - Daughter and Son-in-Law
Phillip Potter and Carla Potter - Son and Daughter-in-law
Pamela Potter Richardson - Daughter
Timothy Potter and Rana Potter - Son and Daughter-in-law
Also 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren
Celebration of Life at 3:00 PM, September 23, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Thomasville, NC. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM also at First Baptist Church, Thomasville
Online condolences may be sent to www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte
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