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9/6/2020 5:56:00 PM
Gerry Leonard Black
July 13, 1960 - September 3, 2020

GASTONIA, N.C. - Gerry Leonard Black, age 60, husband of Paula Ratchford Black, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

Born in Gaston County, he was a son of Blanche Chastain Sellers (Jerry Sellers) and the late Leonard Flen Black. Mr. Black spent more than 40 years in the retail grocery industry. He was a Store Manager for Southeastern Grocers, Inc. at Bi-Lo Store #5717 in Lincolnton. Mr. Black had a contagious laugh and could always brighten up a room. He could turn any bad situation into a good one.

In addition to his wife, mother, and step-father, Mr. Black is survived by his beloved Golden Retriever, Sonny; several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and a network of Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo friends.

A graveside service was held on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Mr. Black laid in repose from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, 258 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park & Gaston Memorial Park of Gastonia, N.C. is serving the Black family.

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