JERRY REES PELL
MARCH 27, 1953 – FEBRUARY 16, 2023
Jerry Rees Pell, of St Petersburg Florida, entered Heaven’s gate on February 16, 2023 with his loving
family & dog, Oshi, by his side. Jerry was born in Marietta Georgia. He graduated from R L Osborn High
School in 1971. Jerry then went on to technical school, where he was recruited by Xerox Corporation.
Jerry retired from Xerox in 2016. Jerry was proud to be part of the Roswell Street Baptist Church
orchestra where he played at the Southern Baptist Convention. He was a devoted tennis player and
winner of a Xerox tournament in 1978. He then used his tennis skills to work with Special Olympic
athletes in Georgia & Florida. Jerry and his daughter, Jaclyn played unified tennis partners where they
competed in the Dennis Van Dr Meer Special Olympic tennis program.
Jerry is preceded in death by his daughter, Jaclyn Ruth Pell of St Petersburg, FL. His parents, Zeddie and
Mildred Pell from Marietta Georgia.
Jerry is survived by his spouse, Judy McBurnett Pell, from Rome Georgia. They were blessed with a
marriage of 45+ years and two beautiful children. Their daughter Jaclyn and their son, Jeffrey Pell who is
employed by Delta Air Lines in Orlando Florida. Jerry leaves behind a sister Lynda (Gary) Wheeler and
sister-in-law, Joanne (Roy) Thurston all of Marietta. He was proud to have three nieces, two grandnieces
and a grandnephew.
There will be a Celebration of Life on March 11th
, from 2 to 5pm in Marietta Georgia. Cheatham Hill
Community Center, 3702 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30064
A celebration for Jerry’s Florida family & friends will be held on April 15th from 2-4pm at the Lake
Seminole Resort Clubhouse, 10245 110th Ave N, Largo, Florida 33773
In honor of Jerry, we are asking everyone to wear his favorite, a bowtie.
Jerry will be truly missed by all. Donations can be made to Special Olympics of Florida or SO Cobb