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Jerome W. Alston

Jerome W. Alston

Oct 20, 1946 - Jan 14, 2023

Jerome W. Alston - Obituary


n the early morning of January 14, 2023, at Med Star Southern Maryland Hospital, God called his faithful servant, Jerome Willie Alston, home to rest. God heard you when you called and knew that you were tired so he sent his angels to close your eyes so you could go to your place of rest. So sleep on my dear, and take your rest. For we know you are in God’s hands who loved you best. Jerome Willie Alston, son of the late Willie and Mabel Alston, was born on October 20, 1946 in Washington, DC. Jerome believed in God and accepted him as his personal savior at an early age. Jerome was educated in DC public schools, graduating from the University of the District of Columbia. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1966, serving his country in the Vietnam war until his honorable discharge in 1968. After returning home from military service, Jerome worked for the General Services Administration for 30 years. He started as a security guard and became an elevator/escalator technician just one year later. He retired from public service in 1999. In 2000, Jerome continued his work as a elevator/escalator technician working for Metro until he retired in 2011 following a work injury. Jerome had a heart of gold. He spent his life inspiring the young people in his neighborhood and anyone about opportunities to better their education and job growth. Even though he enjoyed many pleasures in life, spending time with his family was one of his greatest joys. He was a loving, generous, and caring man who was always there for his family. His grandchildren were the light of his heart. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife, Mary Alston, five children (in order of age): Thomas Dennis (Naomi), Marcy Alston, Vejai Alston, Jason Alston (Capricia), and Sasha Alston; three grandchildren: Jayla Dennis, Thomas Dennis IV, and Miles Dennis; and his sister Harriett Moten. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends. Jerome joins his mother Mable, his father Willie, and his brother Ray in the gates of heaven.