Martha Louise Drysdale Jerome

Published 9:48 am Monday, December 5, 2022

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Mrs. Martha Louise Drysdale Jerome, 90, of Oleander Drive, Advance, formerly of Ruffin Street, Cooleemee, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 at her home.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1931 in Jefferson County, Ala. to the late George and Mildred Louise Beach Drysdale.

Mrs. Jerome was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Cooleemee and retired as a school teacher. She volunteered for many years at Baptist Hospital and also at Davie Medical Center. She loved traveling and along with her husband, had traveled to five continents. She was a very loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Drysdale.

Survivors include: her husband of 67 years, John “Jack” Jerome; 3 children, Martha Ward (Jeff) of Advance, Ann Jerome of Richmond, Va., and John Jerome Jr. (Donna) of Auburn, Ala.; and 4 grandchildren, Matthew Ward (Katie), Jack Ward, Maggie Jerome, and John “Jake” Jerome III.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 at Church of the Good Shepherd in Cooleemee. Inurnment will follow at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Pittsboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: American Cancer Society, 4 Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407; or to Emory ALS Center, 101 Woodruff Circle, Suite 6000, Atlanta, GA 30322.

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