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Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church
Sunday August 29th, 2021
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church
Sunday August 29th, 2021

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Jerry Benjamine Pritchard

Jerry Benjamine Pritchard, 76, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Monday, August 23, 2021 at Deer Park Health & Rehabilitation.

He was born in Burke County on August 24, 1944 to the late Paul C. Pritchard and Bessie Williams Pritchard.

A loving husband, father, and grandfather, he loved the Lord and served Him daily. Jerry was a member of Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church where he served in multiple capacities. A caring and generous man, Jerry served as a sergeant for 6 years in the Army National Guard.

He was a former co-owner of B&P Tax Service and the McDowell House. Later, he was the owner of Blue Ridge Tax Service. Jerry enjoyed golfing and working on his cattle farm in the Sugar Hill Community.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Judy Penland Pritchard; a daughter, Gina Pritchard; five brothers; one sister; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Survivors include his wife, Jacquelyn Smith Pritchard; a daughter, Melody Pritchard Burnette (Henry); three step children, Tony Creson (LeighAnn), Mitchell Creson (Robin), and Evan Creson (Ana Karina); six grandchildren, Aurora Burnette, H.G. Burnette, Dafney Creson, Anabella Creson, Mattie Creson, and Sadie Creson; a sister, Betty Stewart; a number of nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, David Pritchard; and special friends, John and Margaret Morrison.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Alan Sailors officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.

In accordance with the family’s wishes, please follow appropriate COVID protocols.

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I met Jerry years ago when he completed my taxes, then got to know him more during my service with FSA. He served on the Burke-McDowell-Caldwell FSA County Committee until resigning due to health issues. Jerry was a good man and will be missed by many.

Kim Rumfelt Sep 13 2021 12:44 PM

melody, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Jackie may you find comfort in a time of great loss from family and your many friends. Love you

Glenda and Larry Wilkerson

Glenda and Larry Wilkerson Sep 8 2021 10:19 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Pritchard

Shannon Sigmon Aug 29 2021 9:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Pritchard

Sharon Toney Aug 29 2021 5:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Pritchard

James and Susan Nations Aug 29 2021 1:17 PM

Condolences go out to Jacquie, Melody, all the family, friends of Jerry. Jerry was an example of what every Christian man should strive to be. I first met Jerry in 1969 we both worked in the accounting Department at Southern Devices (Leviton ) in Burke County and as I observed Jerry, his character, morals, and accounting skills invited him to join me as a partner in business in 1970. He decided to join me and we were partners in different businesses for 30 years and we were not just in business together but in other activities, golf and other hobbies, we celebrated birthdays, vacations, and other activities, and lastly but more importantly we worshiped together at Rocky Pass Freewill Baptist Church in many ways. We studied, taught, sang in choir, and at Christmas time we would get in the back of a truck and go sing Christmas Carols to our elderly members as well as helping others we saw in need. In Jerry's last couple of days when he was able to still converse with me he reminded me of how God had Blesses us and he was not talking just about financially but about family, friends, and all the other Blessing. To say Jerry was like a brother is an understatement, our loss is Heaven's gain and we'll miss Jerry but we have memories of him that will stay with us till we meet again.

Richard Buchanan Aug 29 2021 12:20 PM

David & Janet, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. It's always difficult to lose someone so it is our prayer that your happiest memories help to make you strong and bring you comfort during this time. Love, Sue & Hubert Howard

Sue Howard Aug 29 2021 10:41 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Pritchard

Avey and Raymond Guffey Aug 29 2021 10:40 AM

We will miss Jerry especially at Rocky Pass. He was a vital part of our church. Our hearts go out to his family and friends who will miss him. He will not be forgotten. May your find peace and comfort in knowing he is with his Lord and Saviour.

Paul and Teresa Keating Aug 28 2021 10:15 AM

Jerry Pritchard was a very kind , capable and generous man. He is an example to all of us.

Philip Tate Aug 27 2021 2:18 PM

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