Jerry DeRosa, 74, of Morganton, NC passed away Friday, December 9, 2011. Born in New Castle, PA on May 23, 1937, he was the son of the late Charles Creshenzo DeRosa and Mary Casillo DeRosa. Jerry was a member of the Drexel Christian Center and had a personal relationship with the Lord. He would exhort all to be ready.A devoted family-man, Jerry is survived by his wife, Nemma Ward DeRosa of the home; children, Jerry DeRosa, Jr. of Morganton, Bonnie Barnett and husband, Thomas, of Morganton, and Laurie DeRosa of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Johnathan Barnett and wife, Chelsey Lauren, of Hickory, NC and Zachary Barnett of Morganton; and a brother, James DeRosa of Boardman, OH.In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a brother, Michael DeRosa.Funeral services for Mr. DeRosa will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude?s Children?s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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