Jerry Paul Holden was born JP Holden on March 10, 1955, in Gould, Arkansas. He was the son of Emma Jean Holden and the late Occie Allen. After many years of traveling and spending much time with family and friends, Mr. Jerry departed this world on February 12, 2022. Early on, the family relocated to the Bronx, New York where he continued his education in the New York City public school system. After graduating from Theodore Roosevelt high school, he was determined to branch out and explore life. After a little time in Detroit, Michigan he moved to Milwaukee, Wi. where he married his first wife, and to their union, Tara Holden was born. Mr. Jerry spent many years working through various trades and completing his time in cosmetology school. After several years he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. where he drove for the city transit for many years. He once again relocated and moved to Orangeburg SC where he worked for various company’s including the Sunbeam Bakery and Ryan’s where he was most notably known as “Mr. Jerry”. His people skills and “gift of gab” continued to follow him as he bonded with many. He was well known in the downtown hair salons and barbershops, where he worked and entertained for many years until he departed. He became known as the handyman, painter, car detailer, and party organizer. He was truly a jack of all trades who was loved by many. He is preceded in death by his father, Occie Allen, and sisters, Sonya Allen and Gloria Holden. He leaves behind his legacy and memory: his loving mother, Emma J. Holden Jenkins of Orangeburg, SC; children: Tara Holden of Milwaukee, Wi., Shamon Holden of Jersey City, NJ; Amann Holden of Charleston, SC, and Ahjee Holden of Orangeburg, SC; siblings, Judy Holden of Orangeburg, SC, Edward Allen of Milwaukee, Wi., DeAndre Allen of Milwaukee, Wi., Kwame Jenkins of North Carolina, and Shonda Jenkins of Orangeburg, SC; grandchildren, Shamon Holden, Jr., Ajahni Holden-Washington, Tyleah Holden-Washington, Aiden Holden-Washington, and Sa’Myla Holden; nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.
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