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Jerry R. Mays, Jr., 66

May 22, 2021

Jerry R. Mays, Jr., 66, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at his home.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Mary Kast Mays of Millersville, and the late Jerry R. Mays, Sr. Jerry had shared 49 years of marriage with Carol E. Bisking Mays on May 20th.

Jerry was a 1972 graduate of Penn Manor High School in Millersville and had recently retired in 2018, after working locally as a plant manager.

He attended First Assembly of God Church in Lancaster.

Jerry was a family man before anything, enjoyed time with his family, especially his granddaughters. He was a member of the 8th Ward Club, the GBU District 84, a social member with the Marine Corps and Millersville VFW Post 7294 Auxiliary. He enjoyed old cars and gave of his time to others by volunteering with many causes in the area.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter: Tammy L. Mays of Lititz, his son Jeremy M. Mays husband of Elizabeth Fisher of Lancaster; his two granddaughters Samantha and Kylie; and his two great grandsons John and Jacob. He is also survived by his siblings: Timothy, husband of Sue Mays, Brenda, wife of James Whitaker, Kathryn Mays, all of Bradenton, FL, Matthew Mays companion of Denise Cantey of Millersville, Wendy, wife of Melvin Hess of Conestoga, Licia Mays of St. Petersburg, FL, and John, husband of Shelley Mays of Millersville; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Mays.

Private services will be held at a later date to celebrate Jerry’s life. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Jerry’s memory to Caring Hospice, 101 Good Drive, Suite 1, Lancaster, PA 17603 or Lancaster First Assembly of God, 1025 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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Condolences to the Family

July 04, 2021

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I only knew Jerry for a short time, but he was always so nice to talk to. He was a kind man. Let the peace of knowing that you will see him again sustain you. My prayers and thoughts are with you all, at this time. -Jill Kurtz

May 31, 2021

Jerry was a great man of God! We also saw how he loved his family, especially his granddaughters.  Jerry is home where he wanted to be with Jesus.  He went through his journey with illness with a strong encouraging manner right to the end of his time here with us.  We will miss you, Jerry, but we rejoice as you won your race and received your crown. We are praying for comfort and peace for your family. In His loving arms,
Pastors Bernie & Evie Knutsen

May 30, 2021

So sorry to hear of Lil Jerry’s passing, I have very fond memories of Jerry mainly at our family reunions we use to have down at safe harbor park, what good times we had, keeping all of the Mays family in my thoughts and prayers. PJ 

May 29, 2021

Dear Carol Tammy Jeremy and family I am so sorry to hear about your loss my heart is with you. I am praying for peace for your hearts. Love Merida Beck

May 28, 2021

Dear Carol, Tammy, Jeremy & family 
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May all the wonderful memories that you have of Jerry help you get through this difficult time. God bless you all.
Mayra Hoy

May 27, 2021

Dear Carol and Family I was sadden to hear of Jerry’s passing.  I remember Jerry when he had his own shop that he loved being around cars and fixing them up.  He was in his element.  God Bless you and your family.  My prayers are with you.
Barbara Kennedy

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