Official Obituary of

Jermaine A Grooms Sr

August 16, 1979 ~ April 17, 2023 (age 43) 43 Years Old

Jermaine Grooms Sr Obituary

Jermaine Antoine Grooms was born on August 16, 1979 to the late Delona Elaine Waiters and the late Rory Grooms. Jessie Gillis also was a father to him. He was born and raised in Manatee County and was a lifelong resident.
Jermaine accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age and maintained his own relationship with him. Jermaine would often pray over himself, and “Your Grace and Mercy Brought Me Through” was his favorite song.
Jermaine attended school in the Manatee County school system and played youth sports. He played both baseball and football. Football is where he earned the nickname, “Psycho” because of his daredevil moves and relentlessness on the field. Jermaine was well known and loved throughout the community and mourned heavily by all who knew him when he gained his wings on April 17, 2023.
Jermaine was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charlie Seabrook, Leroy Waiters, and Millard Gill. As well as his beloved auntie, La’Sandra Seabrooks, and grandmothers, Letha Griffin, and Edna Gill.
Jermaine leaves behind to cherish his memories: four beautiful daughters: Delona “DeeDee” Grooms, Jamariah Grooms, Soul’Mariah Grooms, and J’Nesha Grooms. 11 sons: Jermaine Grooms, Jr, Jermaine Grooms, II, Jermaine Grooms, III, Jaborie Edwards, Jake Grooms, Jamauri Grooms, Jacaury Jennings, Jacory Jennings, Jayceon Jennings, Da’Ketrick Hines, and King Mosely. A very devoted and loving grandmother, Elizabeth Reed. Five beautiful loving sisters: Decondra Gillis, Teacompsey Gillis, Lindsey McNeal, Jesiya Gillis, and Monica Gillis. Seven loving brothers: Cory Grooms, Markey Gillis, La’Vonte Gillis, Myron Gillis, Jaun Gillis, Jessie Gillis Jr, Zy’Mir Gillis, and DaJuan Grooms; His loving, devoted, and caring girlfriend, Victoria Lindsey, and special cousins but more like siblings, Tanesha Waiters, and David Grooms, and a host of other sorrowing family members and friends.

Jermaine Antoine Grooms, Sr. transitioned on April 17, 2023.  Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023, from 6 to 8 PM at Westside Funeral Home 204 7th St. W., Palmetto, FL 34221.  Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Mount Olive missionary Baptist Church 507 21st St. E., Palmetto, Fl 34221

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April 28, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Westside Funeral Home
204 7th St W.
Palmetto, FL 34221

Celebration of Life
April 29, 2023

11:00 AM
Mt Olive Missionary Baptist
507 21st St E
Palmetto, FL 34221


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