Jerome Allen Smith was born on April 21, 1940 to the late parentage of Pearlie Cowser Smith and Wilbert A. Smith. He was raised in Piedmont, Alabama and was of the Baptist Faith. He graduated from Bethune High School in Piedmont, Alabama. After graduation he went on to further his education at Alabama State University in Physical Education (B.S), Georgia College in Physical Education (B.S), Georgia Southern College in Administration and Supervision (M.S), and Valdosta State University in Educationalist (M.S). His life was committed to his family, the church family at Greater Union Missionary Baptist Church and educating the children in the Dodge County Community. During his years as an educator he served as Coach, Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal retiring in 2006 after 38 years of service.
On September 24, 2005 he wed his lovely wife Susie W Smith. They celebrated almost 15 years of marital happiness. In his spare time, Jerome enjoyed reading and spending time with family. In his life he never met a stranger always willing to lend a listening ear, word of advice or a helping hand to those around him.
He leaves sweet memories to his wife, Susie Smith, Perry Ga; his daughter, Marquita Lumpkin , grandson Keagan Harris; a host of relatives and friends.
Does Governor Kemp's announcement from Monday 4/20/2020 impacts our business? The short answer: it doesn't. The order changed nothing at all for funeral homes and how we have been operating - The CDC and GA Dept of Public Health. Specifically, Social Distancing is STILL in effect. We believe it is absolutely our responsibility to make the decisions that best serve the families in our care, our staff who has risen to the challenge beautifully, and our community as a whole. Our original message follows:
These are uncertain times for our community. We know this and we recognize our role in serving this community is an important and delicate one. The team at Bobby E. Glover Mortuary fully recognizes the seriousness of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We want to assure the public that we are doing everything we can to keep our staff, facility, equipment, and the families and guests we serve safe. The situation is fluid and changing, and we will monitor it hour by hour, day by day. We promise.
We have and will continue to participate in web and conference calls facilitated by the National Funeral Directors Association, the CDC and the Federal Government. We are following Guidance for Funeral Directors regarding sanitization, disinfecting measures, personal precautions, and directives for social distancing and crowd limiting. Because this is changing rapidly, we will make our families aware of the current guidelines as we are notified of a death. We encorage all attendees to visitations and gravesides to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
The Bobby E. Glover Mortuary Staff
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