Rev. Jerry Van McGhee

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Rev. Jerry Van McGhee

September 29, 1937 - March 05, 2019

Jerry joined his Heavenly Father on March 5, 2019, surrounded by his family. He touched the lives of many while on this earth and he will be sorely missed. Jerry was born in Chicago on September 29, 1937 to Bevie and Chester McGhee who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Ernestine, his three children, Cathy McGhee, Mike McGhee (Shari), and Crystal Bashaw (Paul); six grandchildren, Stephanie Robnett (Brian), Courtney Orbin (Travis), Shaylin, Cody and Chance McGhee, Julia Bashaw; as well as six great-grandchildren (Brice, Paris, Gracie, Fiona, Hannah, Kevin). Jerry is also survived by his sister, Sue Whittaker (Jerry) of Scottsdale, AZ, and brother Ed McGhee of Cleveland TN.

Jerry was a pastor over 50 years, most recently as the pastor of Sun Lakes Community Church. He served four years with the City of Chandler as a council member; two as Vice-mayor.

A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at the Sun Lakes Community Church at 2:00 on March 16th. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the church for the "Water Well Project" in Africa.
Published on March 8, 2019
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