August 26, 1988 - April 24, 2022
“A true Lion, a fierce warrior… a young King” Jerome McKinsey, Jr., 33, of Utica, passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2022. Jerome was born in Utica, New York to Jerome, Sr. and Tyra McKinsey on August 26, 1988. He attended Utica City schools and graduated from Proctor in 2006. Jerome was employed by TECT Power/Whitcraft in Whitesboro, NY. Jerome loved many things, but most of all, he loved his family, nature, and animals, especially his dogs. He was a member of Brown’s School of Judo & Jujitsu, where he held a 2nd-degree brown belt. Jerome enjoyed the Miami Hurricanes football team. Jerome was raised in St. Matthew’s Temple COGIC and had a personal relationship with God. He was a quiet spirit with a loud roar. Jerome didn’t say much, but when he spoke, he meant what he said and spoke from his heart. He was extremely humble and lived a modest life. Jerome was a fierce fighter for the underdog. He was the protector, a good father, a loving son, a big brother, a sweet nephew, a fine cousin, and a true friend. Jerome will truly be missed. He leaves many to cherish his memory, his son, Jerome III (son’s mother, Alyssa Lindsay); his parents (Jerome & Tyra); his siblings: Jaylon McKinsey (NC), Tyraya McKinsey, & Joshuwa McKinsey. Aunts and Uncles: Geniene Harvey, Renee (Terah) Isiahiliza (TX), Douglas Jones, Justin Clark, Gloria (James) Scutchins, Sr., Gwendolyn McKinsey (CT), Shirley McKinsey (CT), Charlene Thompson (Syracuse), Leonard (Tonya) McKinsey (GA), Alexander McKinsey, Clayton Moore, Calvin Moore, Carl Moore, Craig Moore, Chad Moore, Cameron Moore, Christopher Moore (all of Syracuse), Robin (Cornell) Weathers and Gretchen Wellington (CO); Great-aunts: Shirley Stubbs (FL), Gail Banks (FL), Muriel Banks (GA) and Joan Brooks; Great-uncles: Warren Grimes (FL), Jerome (Mikki) Carter (NV), James Patrick Carter (NC), James Lee Carter (NV), Larry Anderson (OH), and Johnathan Brooks (TX); Family Elders: Doreen Lacy, Florence Grimes (MI), Barbara White, Philip (Claudette) Grimes (PA), Corliss Logan, and Mekka Logan; Godparents: Frances & Keith Frazier. Special cousins: W. Akeem Flagg, DuWayne Engram, Rodney Patterson, Kenneth Johnson, Theo Haden, Lamont Curtis, and Cameron Jefferson. Special friends: Luis Morel, David Holmes, Denis Muheljic, Antonio Harris, and Clarence “Mookie” Brown; his dogs, “Bruiser”, “Vito”, “Cookie” & “Tiger” and his pet tarantula, “Gennell aka Genie”; and a host of other relatives and friends. Jerome was predeceased by his grandparents: Gennell Carter McKinsey, Charles T. Moore, Sr., Regina R. Grimes Hines, and Felix Anderson; Great-grandmothers: Missionary Allonie (Mills) Carter Brooks, and Ms. Lucille Grimes Banks; uncle, Charles T. Moore, Jr. Relatives and friends are invited may call Saturday, April 30, from 10 to 12 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Temple, COGIC, 110 Washington St. Funeral Service will commence immediately following visitation at 12 p.m. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica.
“A true Lion, a fierce warrior… a young King” Jerome McKinsey, Jr., 33, of Utica, passed away unexpectedly on April 24, 2022. Jerome was born in Utica, New York to Jerome, Sr. and Tyra McKinsey on August 26, 1988. He attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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