Gernard Gilmore, 62, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on October 3, 2021. Born in Columbia, SC to the late Eloise B. Edwards and Jeff Johnson, he attended Richland County Public Schools.
In 1986, Gernard moved to Atlanta, where he was given the nickname "Stonewall" (short for "Stoney"). To know "Stoney" was to understand him. He loved everybody in his own special way. He was a man of many words with a big loving heart. He was a jokester and a great storyteller. Also, a jack of all trades. If you had a problem, "Stoney" had the solution. He will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Herman Bennett; and grandson, Gavin Christopher.
He leaves behind his wife, Betty Gilmore of Hopkins, SC; four daughters: Jerneal Alston of Columbia, SC, Destiny Smith, Quan'nijah Daugherty, and Precious Gilmore, all of Atlanta; six sons: Cory Gilmore (Veronica), and Charles Travis Gilmore, both Hopkins, Gernard Armstrong, Gernard Gilmore Jr, Nicholas Pressley and Shannom Byrd, all of Atlanta; one sister, Ernestine Huges of Atlanta; three brothers: Marvin Gilmore (Bertha) of Clayton, NC; Rudolph Chavis (Denise) of Atlanta; William Gilmore (Mary) of KY; one aunt, Erlene Henry of Hopkins; fourteen grandchildren; and one great-grandson; as well as a host of nieces, nephews family and friends whom will miss him dearly.
A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 3:30pm at Greenlawn Memorial Park at Serenity Gardens, 6621 Windwan Drive, Columbia, SC 29209.