Jerome Farmer was born in Wilson, North Carolina to the late Best Stewart and late Ann Farmer on March 4, 1936. In 1957 while working in New York CIty, he was introduced to Margaret Sullivan of Maplesville, Al. who had moved to New York City to seek employment. They married in 1958, a union where they had one daughter and two sons. They had been married 63 years when on July 11, 2021 in Alabaster, Alabama he departed from this life.
Jerome was a hard worker, had a strong work ethic, and was a great provider for his wife and children. Most of his work career was spent working for General Motors in Tarrytown, New York, a total of 26 years. In the early 1970s he opened his own tire repair shop in Harlem, New York while continuing to work for General Motors. To many he was Jerome, to his coworkers he was “Jerry”, to his siblings and other family from North Carolina he was “Skeeter”, and to many of his nieces and nephews he was “unk”.
Before his health started to decline Jerome enjoyed working on cars, doing handyman work for those in his community, and going on oceanline cruises with his wife.
Jerome is survived by: his wife, Margaret - Pelham, AL; three sons, Tyrone of Elmhurst, NY, Marvin (Zilla) of Jamaica, New York, and Gerald of Chicago Heights; one daughter, Rita (Herman) Davis of Coopertown, Tennessee; three grandsons, Michael (Amanda) Cumberbatch, Jared (Laura) Cumberbatch, and Jemal (Takia) Farmer; four granddaughters, Ashantia Rhoomes, Brittany Farmer, Antaisia Farmer, and Aisia Farmer; five great grandchildren; two brothers, James (Delorse) Stewart and Michael Stewart; six sisters, Emilla Lewis, Shirley Stewart, Connie Stewart, Cathy (Augustin) Ogbonna, Van (David) Ngbea, and Rosemary Stewart; and lots of nieces and nephews, many of whom call him “unk”.
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