Jerry Lawrence Jemmott departed his life on March 27, 2021. He was born to the late Leroy Jemmott and Mary Frances Jemmott (Page) on December 28, 1955, in Brooklyn, NY.

Jerry lived out his early years of life in Brooklyn, NY, attending the New York School system. He had success in competing in competitive boxing as a teenager. He moved to New Haven, Connecticut, from New York in the late seventies with his soon to be wife Denise Harris.

Early in his career, he was employed by The Garfield Company, Barkley Machine Shop, and U.S. Repeating Arms.

Jerry was a man of faith; he was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in the Hill. He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren, who called him ‘Poppa’. His favorite pastime was sewing, listening to music, dancing, and putting a smile on people’s faces.  His friends admired him as a man with a heart of gold and always willing to lend a helping hand.

He is survived by his five children, Topeka Jemmott-Fogle (Brian), Brenda Jemmott- Moore (Bill), Tamila Jemmott- Haynes (Jerry), Capriese Jemmott-Warner (Marlin), and Jerry Jemmott, Jr.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Raymond, Leroy, James and Troy Jemmott all of New York; a sister, Brenda Jemmott of Virginia; and a host of loving family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents and sisters, Annette Synder and Angela Calderon; and brother, Mark Jemmott.

A celebration of Mr. Jemmott’s life and legacy will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Temple Church, 285 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. A walk-through viewing will be held at the church from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.