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Jake Wheatley Sr.

December 5, 2018
Jake Wheatley Sr.
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Obituary for Jake Wheatley Sr.

Jake Wheatley Sr., 70, died December 5, 2018.

Jake Wheatley Sr., affectionately known to many as Sonny or Uncle Sonny was born May 17, 1948 in Murphy Mississippi to the late Spencer and Elsa Wheatley.

Jake Wheatley Sr. attended Simmons High School and later went on to join the Army. His service to his country was just as important to his being as his love for family and family unity. As a Vietnam Veteran, he embraced his military brotherhood and spoke often of his time in the service.

Brother Jake Sr. was a 32 degree Free and Accepted Prince Hall Mason, Pontiac, Mt, Affiliate.

The beloved Jake Sr., held a special place in the hearts of many people. A constant source of support and encouragement for those in pursuit if their dreams. Jake Sr. believed in the connectivity of family and the bond of friendship. Whether blood relative or adopted family, Jake Sr. is looking down on all of us to continue to support, build and strengthen familiar bonds. Continue to the legacy.

Jake Sr. professed a love of the LORD at an early age. He proudly served as the Chairman of the Deacon Board at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Pontiac, Ml. He served as an ordained minister of the Gospel at the Circle of Faith Christian Church since June 24, 2012. He served as a faithful member until his departure December 5, 2018.

Jake Sr. was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones. He was preceded in death by five sisters: Juanita McGee, Rosie Wheatley, Dorothy Douglas, Vera Jefferson and Donna Harvey; 3 brothers: Robert Wheatley Sr., Frankie Lee Royster and Spencer Wheatley.

Jake Sr. leaves to mourn five children: Cassandra Clay (DeAndre') Fernell Wheatley, Wade Dawson, Katie Wheatley and Jake Wheatley Jr.; eleven grandchildren, Lakesha Wheatley, Tanesha Moultre (Miquel), Deandra Clay, Deja Clay, Deandre' Clay Jr., Hezekiah Clay, Jeremiah Raburn, Kandazyah Rochester, Jayla Wheatley, Jake Mike Wheatley Ill, Angela-Rose Mike Wheatley; five great grandchildren; and one grand dog. Jake Sr. also leaves to mourn 5 sisters: Olean Bryant (James), Ollie Wheatley and Vicky Wheatley of Memphis Tennessee, Willie Mae Wheatley of Detroit, Ml, and Evelyn Williams (Ronnie) of Biloxi,
Mississippi.

Serenity Funeral Home (901) 379-0861

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Visitation

Saturday

15

Dec

12:00 PM 12/15/2018 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 12/15/2018 2:00:00 PM
Circle of Faith Christian Center

6413 Quince
Memphis, TN 38119

Circle of Faith Christian Center
6413 Quince Memphis 38119 TN
United States

Service

Saturday

15

Dec

2:00 PM 12/15/2018 2:00:00 PM
Circle of Faith Christian Center

6413 Quince
Memphis, TN 38119

Circle of Faith Christian Center
6413 Quince Memphis 38119 TN
United States

Committal Service

Monday

17

Dec

10:15 AM 12/17/2018 10:15:00 AM
West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States
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