Gerosca Johnny Gay was born on July 26th, 1930 in Robins, Illinois as was one of seven children, including four brothers and three sisters.
When Gerosca was still a child, his father passed away due to a lung illness, yet he worked very hard from an early age to help support his mother and siblings. He was a deeply caring and supportive older brother to his younger siblings.
A few years after graduating from Crane Tech High School in Chicago, IL, he moved to Boston in order to live with his oldest brother, William where he eventually met Florence, his loving wife of many years. It was in Boston that he raised his three children, including two daughters (Katherine and Senora) and one son (Rosco)
Throughout his life, Gerosco was known for his intensely positive spirit, sharp mind and keen wisdom. He regularly studied God's Word and was a devote baptist and an elder at Condord Baptist Church.
He passed into God’s arms Monday March 16th, 2022 in Boston, MA at Sherill House Hospice.
He is survived by his younger brothers Gerosco Gay and Holcy Gay, his son Gerosco Gray, son-in-law Dank Combs and many, many loving nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ruth and Phillip, sisters Lilian, Jean, Sally, brother William and daughters Senora and Katherine.
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Arrangements entrusted to George Lopes Funeral Home - Mattapan