Age 76 of Wilmington, passed away September 21, 2019 at Ocala Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ocala, Florida.
Born May 26, 1943 in Kankakee, Illinois, Jerry Lee was a son of George J. and Betty (Harvey) Giasson. He worked for Bennett Industries in Peotone, and was a former member of the Wilmington Moose Lodge #241. One of faith, Jerry throughout the years attended First Baptist Church in Wilmington, Christian Faith Center in Wilmington and the First United Methodist Church of Braceville. In his free time, he enjoyed music, singing karaoke and dancing. Jerry also took pleasure in playing bingo, bowling, skating and shooting pool.
Survivors include his wife JoAnn (nee Crawford); three daughters: Jennifer Niles (Ismael Roldan) of Streator, Illinois, Rebecca (James) Minton of Washburn, Illinois and Macie (Jesus) Nieves of Braceville, Illinois; nine grandchildren: Darrell Niles, Alicia Niles, Mariaelena Roldan, James Minton Jr., Kristin Minton, Heather Minton, Shane Giasson, Jesus Adam Nieves and Jowana Nieves; several great grandchildren; one brother, Daniel (Joey) Giasson of Cabery, Illinois; one sister, Peggy Sue (Ed) Munday of Belleview, Florida; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Judy Giasson.
Cremation rites were accorded in Florida.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution through the appeal for donations link on this website, to assist the family in covering Jerry's final expenses. No donation is too small and your support would be greatly appreciated.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Jerry’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/notices/Jerry-Giasson
Memorial services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)