Biography: Jerry Norris, twin son of the late John Willie and Alease Norris, was born on March 16, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York. He departed this life on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York after fighting a good fight. His twin brother Jay, his wife and daughter preceded him in death.
Jerry was educated in the Brooklyn Public Schools. He was employed in the field of security until he retired in 2013.
At the age of 16, Jerry joined his mother’s church, Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York and was baptized on March 8, 1964. In his senior years, he moved to Manhattan to live with his sister when his health was failing. He regularly attended Chambers Memorial Baptist Church with his sister, Evangelist Deacon Willie Streety and niece Deacon Swann Streety under the leadership of Bishop Lawrence Eugene Edgerton Sr. Through the grace of God and his ministry, God introduced himself to Jerry on a personal level.
Through Bishops prayers and teachings, Jerry had a little talk with Jesus. Each time he was hospitalized in a coma, Bishop would come, lay hands, pray and God would bring him out. God had his hands on Jerry so much that Bishop named him the “MIRACLE MAN”. Prayer changes things and the prayers of the righteous availeth much.
Jerry was a good man, a good brother and a good uncle. A kind-hearted, loving person who cherished his family. He loved to make people laugh and loved to dance. He loved dancing around the church. Praising God with a big smile on his face! Even in death, he had a smile on his face! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
Jerry leaves to cherish his memories: one sister, Evangelist Deacon Willie Streety; three nieces: Deacon Swann Alease Streety, Carla Taylor West and Sonia Taylor; three nephews: Victor Jay Streety Jr., twins Tyrone and Jerome; one uncle, Fred Thompson; cousins: Mazzie Coleman, Joyce Goudy White and Henry Norris; and a host of great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.