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Jerome Wilds

The Governor of South Carolina advises to limit public gatherings to 50 guests or less to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC carefully considered this recommendation and ask that additional guest please participate via live-streaming if it is authorized by the family.

A Funeral Service for Mr. Jerome Wilds will be conducted 2:00 PM Sunday, January 17, 2021 at New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, 3500 New Hopewell Road, Darlington, South Carolina. Interment directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC.

Mr. Jerome Wilds was born on November 25, 1953 in Darlington, South Carolina. He was the son of James Wesley McPhail and the late Rosa Mae Wilds Wheeler. He left his earthly body on January 11, 2021.

At an early age, Jerome married the love of his life, Pastor Janie M. Wilds. Through this holy union they produced two children; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Jerome was a loving member and usher at the Shining Light Pentecostal Holiness Church. He gained the name Sir. Wilds from the members because of him being the loving husband of Pastor Janie M. Wilds.

There’s not enough of paper to express the type of man Jerome was. Jerome absolutely loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grands, entire family and friends. He never failed to call or visit family and friends when he had the chance.

Jerome was a hard worker and a supporter of his family. He worked to provide and take care of his wife, children, and grandchildren. He will be truly missed and forever loved.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of forty -seven years, Pastor Janie M. Wilds of the home; one son, Michael (Willistine) Wilds of Darlington, South Carolina; one daughter, Judy Wilds of Darlington, South Carolina; two grandchildren, Roslyn (Jerod) White and Imani Grant of Darlington, South Carolina; two great grandchildren, Heaveni and Haley White; four sisters, Lucille Wheeler of Paterson, New Jersey, Vivan Robinson and Janet Jones both of Hartsville, South Carolina and Falito (Larry) Jones of Gibson, Arizona; four brothers, Leroy (Pani) Wheeler, Jr., Walter Wilds, Charles McPhail all of Hartsville, South Carolina; and James Wesley (Donna) McPhail of Columbia, South Carolina; five aunts, Lurlene Clark of North Carolina, Bernetha Bess, Carrie Mae (Parrish) Williamson and Aunt Liz of Darlington, South Carolina, and Laura Thomas of Society Hill, South Carolina; two uncles, Mose Wilds of Connecticut and Santee Wilds of Darlington, South Carolina; two special friends, Carlos Johnson and Carl Isaac; and a host of in-laws; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives; and friends.

Public Viewing will be held 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Mount Olive Word of Life, 812 South Sixth Street, Hartsville, South Carolina.

Please keep the family of Jerome Wilds in your thoughts and prayers.

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condolences to the family of my friend, my classmate, "Jerome", the family, we pray that God will continual to bless you and, keep you, give you that peace of God that pass all understanding. From the Smith's family

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

sorry for your loss JANNIE WASHINGTON & FAMILY

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sending prayers and condolences to the family. Jerome was my nephew and will be missed. He always took the time to come see me whenever I came to SC. I will truly miss his joyful laugh. Sleep in peace nephew. Love you, Aunt Janice

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sending heartfelt sympathy to Pastor Jannie Wilds and family,praying for your strength during this difficult time. Lisa and DaMon Toney

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Pastor Wilds and your family my prayers go out to you and family ,Will miss Cuz Jerome remember when he came up to NC May God give you the strength to press on love Queen (Pudding )and Louis Salisbury NC

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

May the Lord comfort you and give you strength. Brother Wilds always had something positive to say. Be encouraged Pastor wilds and family. We are keeping you in prayer in times like these. Sincerely Elder Willie Johnson

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace nephew. Anytime I was able to come to SC, you always made it your mission to see me. I will miss our laughs and good times. I will miss you. I love you. Keeping my niece Pastor Wilds and my family lifted high in prayer. Love each and every one of you

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the family for your lost much love to family from the class of 1972 of Rosenwald High School of Society Hill, We also praying that God will give you all strength through this GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

To Pastor Wilds and your family my prayers goes out to you all. In this time in the lost of your husband, father and my cousin. Will miss that big smile that he always had. Pray that God keep you all in this time of lost. But God gain an angel . Minster Willette Gartrell Love you family from Mocksville N.C

Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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