The Ralph and Wilkins families announce the peaceful transition and crossing over of their beloved Gershom Ralph, also known as “Jim” and “White Knight,” on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at his home.
The first viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The second viewing will be at Mount Zion New Testament Church of God on Saturday, June 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. with the service immediately following. Interment is at Eastern Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Earlin Gordon Wilkins-Ralph; children, Perry Alphonso Wilkins and his children, Lameak, Lamesha (Missy), Jahmaine, Leon (Bunky) and Leanna Wilkins, Pepsy Alexander Wilkins and his children, Ganelle Doyling, Julia Wilkins-Plummer, Jullina, Jessica, Shian, Shilo, Wesley, Dancarlys, Alexander, Pepsi’Ana, Pepsynique, and Enrique Wilkins, Pete Allison Wilkins and his children, Damian JnoBaptiste, Jermaine, Damiel, Daimalyn, Kathleen and Adeja Wilkins, Peggy Alecia Wilkins and her children, Leal (Lyshem) Lettsome, Leandra and Le’Quandra Williams, Pethronella Wilkins and her children, Petesia Harley, K’Rell Frazer and Petrise Hanley, Percel U. Ralph and his children, Elana, Alana, O’Mari, O’Mesha, O’Marr, O’Mani, Isiah, Kimani and Imani Ralph, Esther (Kathy) Ralph-Underwood and her husband Anthony, Elroy S. Ralph and his children, Steven, Sinil and Elisha Ralph, Colette Ralph-Solomon and her daughter, Darah Solomon, Denecia V. Ralph and her children, Steve, Ilesa and Alice Joseph, Dagmar (Annie) Ralph and her son, Cainan Brooks, Desiree Ralph and her children, Ilesan and Angel Ralph, Dawn Marie Phipps and her children, Shani Blyden, Kareeb and Michael Phipps, Dale K. Ralph, Francine Ralph and her son, Ashawn George; brothers, Melrose, Milton, Ralston, George (Author) and Glen Ralph; sisters, Evelyn and Patsy Ralph, Marilyn Weston, and Sylvia Peters; 54 grandchildren, and 46 great-grandchildren.
Gershom was preceded in death by his parents, Alice Maude Benjamin-Ralph and Clayton Ralph; sons, Royden (Shama) Ralph, whose children are Shama, Shamala, Shana and Chelsea Ralph, Dave Ralph; daughter, Phalcona (Girlette) Ralph-Edwards, whose children are Emmrie and Marington; grandchildren, Rael Ralph-Lopez, JeSia Ralph, O’Malie and O’Myria Ralph (twins); and siblings, Stanley, Viola, Helen and Mildred Ralph.
Also, he leaves to mourn additional family members and friends too numerous to mention.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.