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Jerry Jean (Tom) Fuller

Jerry Jean (Tom) Fuller
  • March 25, 1934 - September 25, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“Grandma Fuller will be missed so much. What a warm and generous lady who always had a smile on her face and a welcome embrace. She made us feel...Read More »
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“Jerry was a neighbor of ours. She will be remembered as a beautiful soul that was always smiling, with a warm greeting. She was very independent...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Shauna Quick - Battle Creek, MI

“Such a kind and loving woman, great smile, prayers to the Fuller family ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Bob Egelkraut - Delton, MI

“To Jerry's family:I was saddened to read about Jerry's passing. She was such a caring and compassionate person and a role model for being a mother. ...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jane Tiedeman - Crossville, TN

“A truly "gentle-woman", Jerry's life was a reflection of her faith in Christ. She spoke ill of no one. She was always willing to "go the extra mile...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Rev. Linda Stoddard - MI - Friend

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Jerry Jean (Tom) Fuller, 83, of Battle Creek, was at home being cared for by her family and Hospice Care of SW Michigan, when she was called to her eternal home by her Lord & Savior.

Jerry was born March 25, 1934 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Lucius Virgil and Jeanette (Ewing) Tom. She grew up in Auburn Heights and was a 1952 graduate of Avondale High School. She attended Wayne State University School of Nursing, but left to care for her sister when her mother passed away. Jerry always wanted to be a mother and so this was the beginning of her dedicated, loving and devoted care for her family and anyone who needed a hand. After her children were older and in school, she worked for the Battle Creek Public Schools as a special education aide.

Jerry Jean Tom was united in marriage to Harry Richard Fuller on June 11, 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sadly Jerry was preceded in death by her husband, Harry on March 9, 2005. Surviving are their children, Janet L. Soller of Rochester Hills, David A. Fuller of Battle Creek, Steven R. Fuller of Spanish Fort, AL, Richard A. (Melinda) Fuller of Creston, NC; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Jerry was also preceded in death by her daughter, Susan M. Fuller, granddaughter, Jesse and a sister, Betty Richardson.

Jerry was a 58 year member of Maple United Methodist Church. She was always volunteering at numerous local agencies, including the Northeast Neighborhood Food Pantry and Sally's Soup Kitchen at the Salvation Army. Jerry gave rides, helping people make their appointments and run errands. Her life was her family and she was a mother, grandmother and friend "on the move" helping and doting on everyone. Jerry will be remembered as a mother to the world.

Jerry's family will receive friends at Maple United Methodist Church 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Saturday, October 7, 2017, where a service to celebrate Jerry's life will be officiated by Rev. Linda D. Stoddard at 12:00 noon Saturday, October 7, 2017. A committal service for Jerry's family will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maple United Methodist Church, 342 Capital Ave. N.E., Battle Creek, MI 49017 or the American Cancer Society. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at

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Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 Dickman Rd. Augusta, MI 49012