Chief Petty Officer, Jerry Macon Patrick (71) from Lucedale, Mississippi entered fully into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 13, 2019. Jerry was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1948 to his parents Norman Patrick and Fern Julia (Page) Patrick. Chief Patrick married his beloved wife Carolann (Fry) Patrick of Albany, New York who preceded him in death. Jerry served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years. After he retired from the Navy, he went on to earn his Associates Degree and worked at (QMS) Quality Microsystems in Mobile, Alabama. Jerry was an avid dendrophile who took great joy in planting and caring for trees. He enjoyed the outdoors but also loved watching mystery movies and reading mystery novels. Jerry loved music and dancing but more than anything he loved his family. He was a kind and loving husband, brother, and father.
Chief Patrick is survived by his children, Monica Leigh Bullock (52) and her husband Kevin Bullock of Lucedale, and their two sons, Ryan Bullock of Lucedale and Jesse McAlary of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Also, Karena Danette Broadhead (48) and her husband Joey Alan Broadhead, their two children, Victoria Broadhead and Luke Broadhead and his wife Marlana Broadhead, all of Lucedale, Mississippi. Chief Patrick is also survived by his son Christopher Derek Patrick and his wife Brenda Patrick of Mobile, Alabama. Jerry is survived by one sibling, his baby sister, Ann McGuff of Semmes, Alabama and her children Ken Ridderbejelke, Melissa Ann Thomas and Phillip Ridderbejelke and their children. Jerry loved his stepdaughters and son Michelle Chapman of Raymond, Maine and her children Kurt and Monica Chapman, also Dacia Leonardo of Albany, New York. Jerry has many other nieces and nephews that he adored and loved dearly.
The Irish poem says what we believe dad would say:
I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
- Author Unknown
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