In Memory of

Jermaine Mae Gadsby

May 1, 1936 - December 22, 2019
From: Suitland, MD
Jermaine Mae Gadsby

Jermaine Mae Gadsby

Born: May 1, 1936
Died: December 22, 2019
Age: 83

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Jermaine Gadsby, age 83, of Suitland, MD lived a full life.  She passed away peacefully on 12/22/19 as her earthly family gathered to celebrate Christmas with her, and is now in her eternal home with her Heavenly Father.  She was raised on a dairy farm in Wisconsin as the oldest of six siblings and spent her early years helping her mother in the home.  She excelled in school and went on to graduate from Stout University and then Iowa State University in Ames with a Masters Degree in Home Economics.  She met her husband, Dwight, while in school in Ames and later traveled with him to Italy when he received a Fulbright scholarship to study there.  They later moved to the Washington D.C. area where they raised their son, Winston, and daughter, Sandy.  Jermaine worked as a teacher specializing in home economics, and later was employed in tax preparation and census work.  Jermaine was a passionate supporter of her childrens' education and volunteered extensively with parent teacher organizations, the Girl Scouts, and her local church.  She was a skilled seamstress and sewed her own wedding dress, as well as clothing for her family, and later went on to sew several family quilts.  Her hands were always busy with crocheting or needlework projects.  


Jermaine is survived by her husband, her two children and their spouses, her grandson, and her five siblings and their spouses.   


Special thanks to the staff at Sunrise of Oakton, VA, and Capital Caring Hospice.  We are deeply saddened by Jermaine's passing but we find comfort that she is now at peace. 


Due to the COVID 19 spread, Memorial Services have been cancelled.
Visitation will be held at the church from 10am until time of service.
The burial for Jermaine was held on Saturday, January 25, 2020
at the Dickens Cemetery in Dickens, Iowa


Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 5:58 PM
“Jermaine was an amazing woman who will be greatly missed. Family meant everything to her. She had such a big heart and a beautiful smile. She also made the best cookies! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sending our love to you,
Annette, Stewart, Dylan, and Brooke”
- Annette, Stewart, Dylan, and Brooke
Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 8:57 AM
“Dwight and family. So sorry to learn of your loss of your wife/mother. I remember her roots being in WI. You all have wonderful memories of an accomplished woman and many years to hold dear in your hearts. Thinking of you often.”
- Lucile Jorgensen Sheets
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10:59 AM
“Dwight and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, Jermaine Mae, may the Lord wrap his arms around all of you. From your neighbor, to the north, of the family Homestead, Roberta Carpenter.”
- Roberta Carpenter
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:43 PM
“Dwight and family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved wife. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories keep her alive in your hearts.
Dean and Sylvia's daughter, Jeannie”
- Jeannie Holmberg Swenson
Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 9:03 PM
I am so sorry for your loss and understand how profound it is. I know she was proud of you. You and your family are in my prayers. Gail Carels”
- Gail Carels
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 12:21 PM
“Dear Sandy
Your mother was so beautiful. I wish I could have met her. Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. I know all will miss so very much. Praying for you and your family. ”
- Jeanette Bantamoi
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 3:47 PM
“Dwight. My sympathies to you and your family on Jermaines passing. It looks like the Iowa farm boy marrying the Wisconsin farm girl lead to a wonderful lifetime of memories. So you know, I still have your letter sent to the Goff family when our dad Marvin died over 20 years ago. I hope to see you in Dickens on the 25th. ”
- Eldon Goff
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 2:24 PM
“Dwight and family. So sorry for your loss. With sincere sympathy. Doris and John Lang ”
- Doris Hamilton Lang
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:01 AM
“Dwight and family. So sorry to hear about Jermaine. Sending hugs and prayers”
- Nancy Hanson. Lawrence Hansen’s daughter
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:19 PM
“Dwight and family; We are sorry for your loss of earthly contact with your wife, mother, grandmother. She sounds like a wonderful woman. Blessings.”
- Bob and Nira Rusk
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 11:57 AM
“Dwight & family So sorry to hear of your wife and mothers passing.”
- Ruth Hargrave
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 11:57 AM
“Dwight & family, so very sorry for your loss.”
- Julie Schultze
Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:03 AM
- Lori Pooler Beal
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:09 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Nita Hargrave Richards
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