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John Jerome Swann

November 15, 1964 April 3, 2019
John Jerome Swann
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Obituary for John Jerome Swann

John Jerome Swann was born in Newark, New Jersey to the late Frances James and John Swann on November 15, 1964. He departed his earthly life on April 3, 2019 at his home surrounded by the love of his life his wife, Velma.

John was a product of the Newark Public School System. He attended Central High School. His love for art earned him a first place award at Central. Music was his greatest passion. He learned to DJ at the age of fourteen years. He was a DJ for 20 Grand, Square One, The Lounge and was presently a DJ at Mrs. G’S. He was also a Supervisor at ShopRite Supermarket in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

He was often teased as a child because of a mole under his left nostril, which gave him the nickname of “Jerry Mole.” John had an infectious smile and eyes that would light up the sky. His personality was enormous, always kind and mannerable.

John leaves to cherish his fond memories: his loving and devoted wife, Velma. Two daughters, Bianca Pheribo of Jersey City, NJ and Chanel Reliford of Newark, NJ. Four grandchildren, Emmanuel, Makayla, Mariah and Zion. Two brothers, Bernard James (Keisha) and Eric James (Tawanna). Two sisters, Sabrina and Felisa James, all of Newark, NJ. Son-in-law of Joseph and Carolyn Williams. Sisters-in-law, Latoya Frost, Kim Raines and India Savage. Two brothers-in-law, Lorne Wellons and Derrick Raines. Five aunts, two uncles, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Visitation

Friday

12

Apr

11:00 AM 4/12/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 4/12/2019 12:00:00 PM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Perry Funeral Home
34 Mercer St. Newark 07103 NJ
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

12

Apr

12:00 PM 4/12/2019 12:00:00 PM
Perry Funeral Home

34 Mercer St.
Newark, NJ 07103

Perry Funeral Home
34 Mercer St. Newark 07103 NJ
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

1137 North Broad Street
Hillside, NJ .

1137 North Broad Street Hillside . NJ
United States
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