J was a great man . A great friend. What i liked most bout J was his honesty . He kept stuff real with me. there wasnt anything i couldnt tell him. He was at my house in july of 08.We had so much fun he was kickin it with the kid and I . I loved it when he had a load that delivered near me . We always kicked it . There is this spot around the corner from my cab company . I met with his several time and waited with him while he delivred his load . lol Now i find it hard to drive by there . i think bout him everytime i go past it.( several times a day) . well im just babbling but iwill miss J I love him and miss him
Just found out a few days ago you was gone. Brought back alot of memories. we had our ups and downs..but you knew and I know our love was unconditional. We made a vow to meet again. So until then....you are in my heart.
I remember when I first met Jerold. It was @ a chat party that Mama Tess had put together in St Louis. He was so nice to me and we clicked right off the bat. We clicked so much in fact he began to call me Neicy and I called him UNC. He was my friend when things werent good in my life and when they were great. My kids and I met him in Lafeyette Indiana one day while he was travelin with the truck @ a Chili's there. He was a good man to me and he my kids loved him. Im so sad to hear that one of my dearest friends has passed. I love u Jerold---Ive told u b4 but I hope u knew and u still know. I will miss u so much and this world just lost a wonderful man who added that sumthing special to it. My prayers and thoughts go out to Jerold and his family and friends. May u rest in peace UNC! I hope to see u again and I know ur watchin over me and everyone else u love. I love u UNC!!!!!!!
WOW ITS BEEN 6 MONTHS SINCE U LEFT US AND I JUST FOUND OUT LAST NIGHT YOU WAS TAKEN FROM US .. WE WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT U WHICH MAKES THIS SO WEIRD ITS BEEN A FEW SINCE WE SPOKE BUT KNEW WAS ALWAYS WELCOMED TO MY HOME ANYTIME U WANTED TO CHILL WE BECAME GOOD FRIENDS YOU WAS A GOOD HEARTED MAN AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED HERE WITH US WE LOVE YA AND WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN
One day Iwas on my way to Sunrise Mall to pay my JCPenney bill and my brother decides he is going to go with me. I did not want Jerrold to go because I know how its is with Jay. Reluctantly I told Jay he could go. I decided to park by Sterns and walk through thinking we can't get held up on that end (Jay is always running into someone he knows). Well we ran into people on the way. I can't tell you how many people we spoke to from Merrick Blvd, down Sunrise Hwy to the mall. A 15 minute trip took about 45 minutes. We park the car and Jay runs into a friend leaving the mall. 10 minutes later we're finally in the store, Jay ran into about 6 people before we got through Sterns. I already knew what kind of trip this would be. Anyone who knows the Sunrise Mall knows you can be from where Sterns was to JCPenney in less than 5 minutes. It took us 2 hours the time we got out of Sterns to JCPenney. If I had to here Jay's sister one more time (LOL). When we got to JC Penney I told Jerrold I was never going to the mall with him again. He laughed and said sis I can't help that I know a lot of people. We made a pack before we left JCPenney that he could say hello but tell his fans he would catch up with them later because I wanted to get home the same day. He laughed and the rest of the trip was lots of fun. We spoke and waved to everyone he knew but we kept it moving. I learned something about my brother, he always made time for each person he knew and he always made time to hear every situation good or bad. He opened his heart to the world and I know that everyone who knew him loved him right back. We've gone to the amll many times since then but we always laughed about the 3 hour mall trip.
Through the years Jay and I became very close. We made it a point to call one another to just check on the other person. Jay was very close to my sons. They considered him their uncle. He was always there when i needed an ear or just to talk about what the latest was that was going on in our lives. He was the best friend anyone could have ever asked for. He is very sadly missed and will always be loved by my sons and I. I just found this out via an email from his sister and I just want to say thank you for letting us know. We talked with Jerrold only days before he passed and had no idea why he wasnt returning our calls. My son looked up to jay for inspiration as my son had just found out he had renal failure and was in need of a kidney transplant. Jay was and still is our guiding light....... May you rest in peace and in Gods arms now big papi!! There are so many things i could share but im heartbroken in finding this out so i'll leave it with this, We love you big brother! You are the best!! Muchas Besitios!!
OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF TALKING TO AND MEETING SO MANY SPECAIL PEOPLE; PEOPLE WHO HAVE TOUCHED AND BEEN TOUCHED BY JAY. SPEAKING WITH SO MANY PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY THE MESSAGE WAS ALWAYS THE SAME. JAY LOVED HIS BOYS AND HE LOVED HIS FAMILY. HE TALKED SO MUCH ABOUT NEUQUAN, DASHAUN AND JALIK AS WELL AS ME, MY MOM, MY BROTHER AND MY NEPHEWS. BUT HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT HIS EXTENDED BROTHERS AND SISTERS (COUSINS AND FRIENDS). EACH OF YOU HELD A SPECIAL PLACE IN HIS LIFE. I KNOW DAY BY DAY HE IS EXHAUSTING HIMSELF LOOKING OVER US ALL. HIS LOVE DIDN'T END AT THE GRAVE IT JUST LEAPED OUT OF A MORTAL BODY AND NOW IS SPREAD THROUGHOUT ETERNITY. WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE GOD'S ANGEL WALK AMONG US.
HELLO UNCLE JAY!! I JUST WANTED TO SAY HI AND I REALLY AND TRULY MISS U SO MUCH. IM TRYING MY VERY BEST TO STAY FOCUSED AS U TOLD ME TO DO SO.ITS KIND-OF HARD NOW....KNOWING THAT YOU'RE GONE,AND U WERE ALWAYS THE ONE TO KEEP ME ON TRACK,BUT JUST TO LET U KNOW...IM DOING GREAT!! IM STILL RUNNING TRACK LIKE U ALWAYS WANTED ME TO AND IM NEVER QUITTING IT!! LIKE U ALWAYS TELL ME.....A WINNER NEVER QUIT,AND I QUITTER NEVER WINS!!! I WILL NEVA FORGET THAT SAYING THAT U TOLD ME.IM STILL HOLDING ON WITH MY 2 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRACK AND PRAYING THAT I GET ACCEPTED TO @ LEAST ONE OF THEM.I REMEMBER ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE USED TO DO AND SAY TOGETHER.I KNOW U WEREN'T MY UNCLE,BUT I HAVE ALWAYS CALLED U THAT EVER SINCE I WAS LITTLE BECAUSE U HAVE ALWAYS KEPT ME AND MY MOTHER STRAIGHT,AND HAD BEEN THERE FOR US.IM SAD THAT YOU'RE GONE,BUT IM ALSO GLAD THAT U MADE IT UP THERE BECAUSE EVERY YEAR GETS WORSER,AND ITS HARD EACH AND EVERY DAY. U TAKE CARE AND I LOVE U SO MUCH UNCLE JAY!! SMOOCH!3S!! XOXO P.S. I SING UR SONG EVERYDAY THAT U USED TO SING WHILE U WERE DRIVING!!
If you want to know what brotherly love is then look at Jay. He would give you the shirt off his back, drive his truck to your wedding or funeral; he would help you pay your bills. He was always excited to see you and always wished the best for you. Jay's heart reached from one end of the country to the other and if the Lord had given him more time he would have probably taken on the world. In the Bible Cain asked of God "Am I my brother's keeper?" When you have genuine love and affection for that brother and you want the best. The answer is simple yes, yes you are your brother's keeper. Keep hope alive and keep love thriving by being a support for your brother, not a stumbling block. One Love
This Christmas I had the opportunity to spend with all three of Jay's boys and his fiance Vee. We had such a great time too. There was so much laughter. But noticeably Jay was missing. Thanksgiving and Christmas were his favorite holidays because it was all about spending time with family. It was never about the gifts or the turkeys, but more about the trips to Aunt Emma Bells or grandma's house. It was about seeing the cousins you missed seeing and the laughter and smiles you get to share. Let us all stay focused on the message that Jay lived and left for us. Love is and will always be the message. Let's share it by passing on that love through our words and actions. We miss you Jay but your love still remains.
With the past year I have known Jerold. Jerold, the voice I miss on the other end of the phone saying "hey baby did I awake you" or "hey baby are you in bed" in that New Yorkerin tone of voice. The discussion of the changes you are making in your life how much better things are getting. My last conversation with you, finally you can see some light on the other side with the prayers we prayed and continually asking God to make you stronger than most. You hold everyone elses burden, but needed a release too. I think thats what drew us so close. Being able to talk and pray about all things that happened. The person you could vent to with a Godly response. I am so short on words because I'm still having a hard time of understanding what happen and afraid to ask why. As I cry and talk with God he keeps telling me your work was done down here and he needed you next to him for something else. You where just an example for others. Jerold, I can't close this hold in my heart and you told me this would happen, but I will keep one promise. I never physically met your children nor mom/sister but I was looking forward to it, but I will keep them in my prayers even more. For the boys your father wanted great things for you and wanted you to better than him. He is physically not here but his spirit is always there with you and strive for things he instilled in you. Momma your child loved you so strongly, he was ready to relocate. Baby girl he was happy for his Christmas here with you because we suppose to have gone to Disney/Universal but I had an emergency left town without leaving the tickets. I will keep you all in my prayers and through Christ we all will become strong because of the love he left behind. My tears can feel up buckets but the thoughts are like gumpies, they just continuously keep multiplying. With the greatness of Gods love. The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
I met Jerrold a little over a year ago and we became really close. I remember him calling me saying hey boo...I am in Richmond come get me. I would always go and pick him up and he would always say to me when he saw me. You knew I was coming where are my heels. I would laugh and say Jerrold I am not putting no heel on my feet. The last conversation I had with Jerrold was a few days before his passing. He said boo how did we get to the point of us being friends. We were more than that. I said to him I do not know, I guess we drifted apart. He said to me Janine, you are rare that we go from dating to being good friends. His last words to me was anytime you need me call me and I will come to see you and I know you miss me just a lil bit. I would always say yeah just a little bit. I did not realize how much I miss him until I heard of his passing. I miss him a lot. Every time I go in my drawer I see something that he bought me and every time I go in a shoe store or even get my nails and feet done, I can hear him saying you got pretty feet and you better keep them done. Honestly, I miss him more than a little bit. I miss him a whole lot. Rest in peace Jerrold..I love you and I miss you more than a little bit.
Hope everyone has traveled safely and is able to spend this Christmas with family and friends. Be safe and take care! Dawn
I read the many memories of Jerrold , and I must say , HE IS TRULY MISSED, and to his children I say, stand tall and be proud . I believe Jerrold would be so happy to see everyone comeing together . Ms. Williams I love you , and I remember the serious lectures you gave us ,thank you for JERROLD , and the many memories . Jerrold always cared about all of us, and I believe he is smiling right now, wearing sparkeling white sneakers and watching us all, find a common ground . GARRY
My name is Robert Gross.But all of my close freinds call me BIG BOB. I origanally met Jay in 1998 at silverline windows in new jersey. We both changed jobs and were reunited three years later. at a diferent company. Some would say it was a coincidence but i believe that it was God putting us back together.Fastforwarding Jay and I both left that job and went our separate ways but we have stayed in touch.Me and my two children visited with Valencia and Jay while we were on vacation, and like wise when they came to new jersey.The content of our conversations resently was how we were going to be more accountable to our children. We talked about how I was going to get my house so I could finish raising my children.I did that.We were talking about how he was going to come off the road and finish raising his three sons.We often talked about God and how good he has been to us.We didnt agree all of the time because of Jays strong will.After long discussions and arguments we still knew that we hade to do the right thing regardless of what the world was doing.The lesson I learned from Jay is that there is nothing more important than familly.JERROLD LOVES HIS FAMILLY!!!!!!!!!!! and thier was nothing more important.Im going to miss you.But i know you are in heaven,so i rejioce in that.If thier is anything i can say or do please feel free to contact email@example.com@comcast.net Respectfully Submitted BIG BOB
It's been a few months now, and it's still hard to accept. We didn't see each other often, but when we did, it was as if no time had passed at all. You are still to me a "one and only". You set the bar for our family on love and commitment to family. Our last talk was of your concern for me and my well-being on my road trip to Chitown. My son was driving and you just kept calling us to make sure we were ok. Another reason why it is so hard to accept what happened, you were always so dang careful. Jay, I love you and you will always remain in my heart. Not a day goes by that I am not reminded of you. Here in this big city of NY, everytime I see of of those riggs, it's difficult to look at it and think of you. My buddy you will always be. I swear sometimes, i can almost hear you saying "hey Cuz, wassup beautiful?" None like you, none. I hope Gloria and Cook are kicking you and Monty's cheating butt in some cards! And last week, one of the "old" pros joined you guys, "Willie". he gonna make you change that spade game to Bid Whist! lol Love you Baby Boy .... keep looking over us. When we traveled to NC last week for Willie's "homegoing", I kept thinking as we were driving that we would be safe because we had our very only "guardian angel" ..YOU! Peace .. Tar
I miss u sooo much Pa! There's not an hour of the day that I don't think about u, especially @ work. I miss our dog Pee-Pee aka "Peter Pierre" barking & howling when you hit the corner with your truck. U would say, "Damn, I can't even sneak in my own damn house." I will truly miss the road trips we took together. We went thru 16 states together! How bout that Pa! I remember the very 1st road trip we took together. We went to Georgia. You had a Peterbilt Truck & u had to pop those gears! We stopped @ a store to get some sodas & junk food. U told me that I better not dirty your "house" in the inside. I said, "ok Pa". As we began leaving the store, u began popping those gears so fast til I dropped my drink. U was pissed @ me & said, "CLEAN UP MY HOUSE!" I said, "I'm sorry Pa!" U looked @ me & said, "Its ok Ma, just be more careful!" I will never ever forget you Pa. I'll write 2 u soon. PEACE & BLESSINGS! Love Always, Velensiar aka Ride-Da-Die Chick
FLOWERS WILL DIE, THE SUN WILL SET BUT YOU ARE A FRIEND I WONT FORGET YOUR NAME IS PRECIOUS IT NEVER GROWS OLD ITS ENGRAVED IN MY HEART IN LETTERS OF GOLD! FOREVER WITH ME BABY!!!!!
JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND SAY HI JAY!! I MISS YOU SOOO MUCH MY HEART CANT HARDLY TAKE IT. YOU WILL ALWAYS AND FOREVER BE IN MY HEART BABY!!!
Jerrold had such a big heart. He always wanted to help everyone, and if he didn't have it to give he would try to figure out how to get it. He wanted to give everything to his boys. He wanted to help his family and friends when they were going through tough times. He would even help total strangers - like the woman and kids who had a flat tire. He stopped in the middle of winter to help her change her tire. I don't think she ever even thanked him, but he knew he needed to do the right thing regardless. Or the time a man was knocking on his rig at 3am. The man said he didn't have any money to feed his wife and kids. Jerrold didn't have any money, but gave the man some of his food - pretzels, tuna, and some juice. I hope his example has inspired us to all help out whenever we can. It's not always about the big things - many times it's just the little things - just lending an ear can make a world of difference. Be safe and take care! Dawn
HEY WATS UP UNCLE JAY I DECIDED TO COME ONLINE AND SAY HI AND THAT I MISS U SO MUCH. THERES SO MUCH THAT I WANTED TO SAY BEFORE YOU LEFT ME AND I WAS FEELING DOWN AND WHEN I CAME ONLINE AND SAW YOU U MADE ME FEEL BETTER I CANT WAIT TO SEE U AGAIN LOL IMA MAKE SURE I MAKE US A DRINK WHEN I GET THERE JUST LIKE OLD TIMES I LOVE YOU SO MUCH XOXOXOXOXO
I REMEMBER WHEN UNCLE JAY USE TO COME BY THE HOUSE AND ALWAYS ASK MY MOTHER WHERE THE FOOD LOL AND AFTER HE ATE HE ALWAYS SAID WHERE THE PARTY LOL BY THE TIME EVERYONE WOULD GET READY TO GO OUT TO THE PARTIES UNCLE JAY WOULD BE KNOCKED OUT, LOL WE WOULDNT EVEN BOTHER TO WAKE HIM UP LOL THEN WHEN THE HOLIDAYS CAME AROUND OR EVEN JUST A SIMPLE GET TOGETHER I WOULD ALWAYS ASK IF UNCLEJAY WAS COMING HE ALWYA PUT A SMILE ON YA FACE AND ALWAYS MADE YOU LAUGH I MISS YOU UNK WE WILL MEET AGAIN I LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A PLACE AND MIND, SOUL AND ESPECIALLY HEART
I REMEMBER WHEN MY UNCLE JAY USED TO COME BY FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND EVEN WHEN HE WAS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD JUST DROP BY. STAY THE NIGHT WE WOULD TALK AND JOKE FOR HOURS AND HE WOULD ALWAYS HE KEEP YOU LAUGHING EVEN WHEN YOU WERE FEELING DOWN. I REMEMBER ALWAYS ASKING MY DAD WHEN IS UNCLE JAY COMING. AND I COULDNT WAIT TO SEE HIM AND HUG HIM AND WAIT FOR HIM TO ASK ME WHERE THE PARTY AT AND EVERYTIME HE DID HE WOULD BE SLEEP BY THE TIME WE ARE SUPPOSE TO LEAVE. LOL . THAT WAS MY FAVORITE MEMORY AND EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT ONES BUT WE ALL THE SAME ONE WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER UNCLE JAY I LOVE YOU MAN KEEP WATCHIN OVER US LOVE YOU PEACE
I remember when I still lived in New York. Jay had come to visit. Everytime he came there would be a crowd that would appear at the house. Some he would call most would spot the truck and stop to check out Jay. I remember my neighbor (who was also a trucker) was about to hit the road with his wife. There were a couple of trucks parked on 119th avenue. I can't tell you the number of people who came by the house looking for Jay. Everytime the door bell rang hey Carol, where Jay's. Over and over I had to explain that it wasn't Jay's truck. I called Jay and let him know and he laughed and laughed. It made him so happy knowing that people came to see him. I think it motivated Jay to come to New York more and more because he knew there was love there waiting for him.
When Jerrold was young he met a guy named Carl who lived 2 doors down from our house. Jay and Carl became best friends. You wouldn't see one without the other. When Carl moved Kessler's family moved in and Kessler and Jay became friends instantly. As Jay grew so did his list of friends. There was nothing he wouldn't do for them often assigning them roles in his family (brother, cousin, etc..). Jay was good to his BOYZ. He would give all he had to his friends. Because Jay had a genuine love for them. Dwayne, Ron, Kessler, Raheim and the Master Plan (Keith, Gary, Jervis, Charles, Melvin and his younger brother Dwayne)were not just his BOYZ they were his BROTHERS. Jay never let distance separate them. Jay would get loads to wherever they were and drop in on his BROTHERS so he could check on them and make sure they were doing okay. To my brothers thank you for being there through out the years, you are beautiful!!!
Hi Family "I am a poet and didn't know it"...Here is a little something that just jumped into my spirit one day while driving the bus...let me know how u like it!!! Luv Luv Melinda My Cuzin Even though my cuzin was called to move on, he left a legacy behind that's real & strong OH!! how we miss him each and every day. But it’ll get a little easier once we realize JERROLD is in our heart to stay… FATHER, BROTHER, NEPHEW, SON, UNCLE, CUZIN; A FAMILY MAN…HE WAS # 1 Funny, loving, kind and true JERROLD talked a lot of crap, but in the end he would always be there for you. So now my sweet & dear family; at the end of the day; we all must remember to pray that not only will we be able to see JERROLD; But all our other family members that have moved on; On that very sweet and special day God is Love
Voting was always very important to Jerrold. I think he was particularly looking forward to voting this year - to make a difference. Even though he worked on the road, he always made sure he was home to vote - he was planning to be home today. I told him he could vote by an absentee ballot or early voting, but he wanted to vote on the regular day with everyone else. Unfortunately, it didn't work out like that. Jerrold couldn't vote today, and won't be able to vote in the future, but I hope everyone else has taken the opportunity to exercise your right to vote...if not today, next time. Take care! Dawn
I will miss Jerrold's laugther, he was a very funny guy. I was blessed enough to be able to spend last Xmas with Jay @ cuzin Carolyn's house. It was like 4 cars of us Donald's car load, cuzin Will's car load, Jerrold's car load, and my load. Man we met up with Jay at South of the Border, we had so much fun on that road. He knew where all the stops were. Xmas at his Moms house was the best time i've had in a very long time. It was just wonderful, and her house is amazing!!! We played cards, Jay & myself were partners, and Donald & Cuzin Will were partners, u know they were Cheating!! lol It was Wonderful & the Food OMG!!! out of this World, just the best. I will miss my cuzin. RIP Cuz, Love Melinda Moore
1970’s – Block Parties, House Parties, Jammin the Park, Suede Puma sneakers, British Walker shoes, Sweatsuits with your crew’s named ironed on, pleated Gabardine pants, Quarterfield coats with fake dog fur and big Gazelle glasses. I moved to 224th st. in Cambria Heights in 1973, right around the corner from 223rd st., where the real ball'ers stayed. Anytime it got boring on my block (which it often did), I would dip around the corner hoping to see Keith’s garage door open, hoping to hear blasting beats and hollering on the Mic. I was hoping to see Keith with headphones on, with one hand on the wheels of steel and the other hand fighting off Dwayne trying to get on the set. I was hoping to see Jerrold on the Mic while fighting off Chaz, Crazy Jay and Easy Gee from stealing the Mic. The decades have past but the memories of Master Plan have not. We did not have computers or cell phones, not even a private phone where parents or siblings didn’t interrupt. ( Carol screams: Jerrold, I need to make a phone call, lol ) - Back then we didn’t have any of the technology and conveniences of today, we made our own Mic’s, headphones and speakers - remember the old telephones - cross a couple of wires and start rhyming and scratchin through your mom’s old speakers. Despite not having any of these modern conveniences, we had each other. As you get older, you make many new friends, but never like your first friends, the kind of friendship bond that survives the passing of time and of death. When I think of Jerrold, I see the old neighborhood, the clothes, I hear the music, I see the true pioneers of rap and hip hop. I feel a unique and positive spirit! R.I.P. Jay! Melvin.
Jerrold was ALWAYS down for his family regardless of time or situation. I'll never forget, even then, as a big mouthed 16 year old, I had "beef" with one of the neighborhood B-boys. He was always running his mouth, making fun of how skinny I was, or how fat my two best friends were. The three of us walking together down the street actually looked like the number 100 and he was relentless. Well I may have been skinny ,but he could NOT beat me with the talk game. I KNEW how to insult somebody to tears and to say he lost that battle is an understatement. As a boy in the hood being called out by a GIRL no less infuriated him ,so he threatened to split my wig. I told him" we'll see about that"! I called Jerrold and it was ON! He was there in 30 minutes on foot from Cambria Heights to Rochdale Village where I lived. The first thing out his mouth was "WHERE HE AT! DON'T NOBODY MESS WIT MY COUSIN"!!! After I ran it down to him "I want you to kick his ass, take his money, his gold chains, his dignity etc. (you get the picture) we set out looking for this nut. After about an hour we figured out homey was too scared to show. Jerrold kissed me on the cheek and said ," If he mess with you again call me and we'll settle this 'cause he don't know me I'm down for my cousin! That guy, eventhough we didn't see him that day ,must have gotten word there was a crazy dude from Cambria looking for him, because he NEVER said another word to me. Needless to say Jerrold was my down for anything HERO. It's probably a good thing nothing happened that day, because the way he was carrying on I don't think ANY of us would have had the chance to enjoy him the way we all did. Riker's Island would have been his residence:o). I still can"t believe he's gone but the memory of him loving us all is a great comfort.