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Jerome Jay Barrett

Jerome Jay Barrett, age 77, of Omaha, Arkansas, passed away at home on June 2, 2021, surrounded by family. He was born on August 27, 1943, in Rockford, Illinois. We rejoice in knowing that he was saved and is now in the Presence of his Heavenly Father.


Jerome Barrett

Jerome was 1 of 10 children. He retired happily from Rockford College. Jerome loved to visit with family and friends, and very much enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a man who would help anyone in need. Jerome had three children and later added five more to his family. With all of his love he was married to Mary (Watson) Barrett on November 27, 2019.


He is survived by his two sons: Jason (Lisa) Barrett and Justin Barrett; along with five more sons and daughters: Rae Ann (Doug) Baker, Eric (Debbi) Watson, Mickey (Kathy) Watson, Jeff (Pam) Watson, and Kim Grande. Jerome is also survived two brothers: Jerald (Charlotte) Barrett and Jim (Charlene) Barrett; two sisters: Nancy (Roger) Gregory and Mary (Timo) Heavlin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Jerome was preceded in death by his parents: Clarence & Tessie Barrett; daughter, Renee Joan Barrett; wife, Mary (Watson) Barrett; brothers and sister: Linda, Gene, Rich, Jack, and David.


Memorial services will be held Saturday June 12, 2021, from 11-3 pmat Eagles Club,3829 11th St,Rockford, Illinois 61109.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family of Jerome BarrettC/O Jason and Lisa Barrett, 1646 Garfield Ave, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511.


Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.cremationsoftheozarks.com.

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