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Gerald Billups

June 9, 2022

Obituary

Gerald “Jerry” Fields Billups was born on September 27, 1947, to the late Frank M. “Pop” Billups, Sr. and Ruth “Mom” Davis Billups. He transitioned to his eternal rest on June 9, 2022, at Princeton Hospital located in Plainsboro, New Jersey.

Gerald “Jerry” Fields Billups was a lifelong resident of the Trenton and Ewing New Jersey area.

He gave his life to Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age as a member of Union Baptist Church of Trenton.

He received his education from the Ewing Township Public School System. After High School, Jerry pursued his greatest passion for the love of music. He attended three years of Juilliard School of Music.

He loved playing the piano and reading sheet music. He worked for the Lovett Music Company under the establishment of Motown. He worked and operated Ace Record Shop on Princeton Ave in Trenton N.J. He grooved with the big celebrities like Etta James, Billie Holiday, and DMI.  He and his brother, Ronnie created the hit songs entitled, “Love So Wonderful  Lady-Lady,” “Teach Me How to Dance,” and “All The Way,” by the Moniques. He also produced up and coming young artists in the Trenton area. He was a DJ for nighttime events. Jerry also served his country by joining the military.

He served in the Army for a brief period of years. After leaving the military he obtained his Electrical Degree, working with contractors to design homes and landscaping projects.

Jerry loved to cook. Jerry was very well known for this up-personal jokes and funny facial expressions.

Gerald “Jerry” Fields Billups was preceded in death by his parents, Frank M. Billups, Sr. and Ruth Billups, two brothers Ronald Dean Billups and Frank M. Billups, Jr., and a sister, Iris Yvonne Billups King.

He leaves to cherish his fond memories of his children, Edward Ronald Rollins, Trenton, NJ, Celeste Blackmon Hardrick, (David) Burlington, NJ, Crystal Barnwell (Alfred)     Trenton, NJ, Craig John Blackmon, Trenton, NJ, Ronald Billups (Rose), Salisbury, MD, his former Wife, Jackie “Jack” Blackmon, Burlington, NJ, and a host of Grandchildren,      Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends. His weekly phone conversations included Willie, Judy, Sandy, Helen, Danny, Chucky, Elisa, Jackie, and

Thelma.Sleep on and take your rest. We loved you dearly, but God loved you best. Sorrowfully Submitted, The family.

 

 

Funeral service will be 11am Wednesday, June ​15, 2022 at Hughes Funeral Home, 324 Bellevue Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. Calling hour will be 10am until the time of service. Interment will be at Ewing Cemetery, Ewing, NJ.

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 Service Program


Services

24 Hour Viewing
Wednesday
June 15, 2022

10:00 AM
Hughes Funeral Home
324 Bellevue Ave, Trenton
Trenton, NJ 08618

Funeral Service
Wednesday
June 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Hughes Funeral Home
324 Bellevue Ave, Trenton
Trenton, NJ 08618

Interment

Ewing Cemetery
78 Scotch Rd
Ewing, NJ 08628

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