On Saturday, January 5, 2013, God called Jerry Wayne Burkes, Sr. age 55, home from a Hot Springs hospital. His home going service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 11:00 am at Park Place Baptist Church in Hot Springs, AR, where the pastor is Coy Sample. The eulogy will be delivered by Rev. Steve Lake, pastor of Eureka Baptist Church in Hot Springs.
Jerry was employed at Coke-Cola for over twenty years before becoming disabled. Jerry was formerly of Hot Springs, AR, but was residing in Malvern when he received Godâ€™s call. He was predeceased by one son Justin Burkes.
He is survived by his wife Janice Jones Burkes of Malvern, Arkansas; children: Jerry W. Burkes, Jr., Jeremy Burkes, Jason Washington, September Marsh, Jamila Burkes, Brooklyn Burkes, MaTia Burkes and Alexis Burkes; Step Children: Amy Sykes Monaco, Thomas Sykes and Anthony Waller his mother and step father Easter and Paul Hill of Malvern, AR; his biological father Leroy Burkes of Elaine, AR; Siblings: Calvin Cooper, Robert Smith and Kim Randolph; Ernestine Hankins, Betty Grayton, Gloria Daniels, Louis Melvin, Brenda Burkes, Jo Ann Little, Joyce Willingham, Duey Burkes, Carl Burkes Shundra Branscomb and nineteen grandchildren,
Visitation will be Friday January 11, 2013 from 5 until 7 PM at Liberty Chapel Church 414 Rockport Street Malvern, AR The final resting place for his earthly body will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hot Springs . Services are entrusted to Brandonâ€™s Mortuary, Inc. Sign the online registry at http://www.brandonsmortuary.com