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Gerald Ashby "Jay" Black, Jr.

Gerald Ashby "Jay" Black, Jr.
  • August 28, 1985 - June 27, 2017
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in memory of Jay's grandparents to:
  • Hospice of Charleston
    4975 Lacross Road, Ste. 200
    North Charleston, SC 29406-6531

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“Dear Gerry and Judy, I'm so sorry to hear of Jays passing. May you always have fond thoughts of him. my prayers are with you and your family...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Jerry and Judy, my deepest sympathies to you and the family. Such a sad loss; my heart goes out to you. May wonderful memories of Jay make your...Read More »
2 of 32 | Posted by: Antoinette "AK" Kolesnikov - FL

“General Black and Judy. So sorry to hear about Jay. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 32 | Posted by: Judi Stanish - Wenonah, NJ

“Gen Black: My sincerest condolences to you and your wife at this most heart rending time. Tom Simm 702 MAS ”
4 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“I was so, so sad to hear about Jay's passing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time and sending lots of love. ”
5 of 32 | Posted by: Leah Schmitt - Denver, CO

“Col Black and Judy, we were so saddened to hear of your son's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 32 | Posted by: Maggie and "Flash"...... 732nd AS (RAMS) Koller - FL

“Jerry and Judy, we are so very sorry to hear of this devastating news. Love and prayers from Mark and Nan Ables ”
7 of 32 | Posted by: Mark Ables - Williamsville, NY

“Jerry and Judy, we are so very sorry to hear of this devastating news. Love and prayers from Mark and Nan Ables ”
8 of 32 | Posted by: Mark Ables - Williansville, NY

“Judy and Jerry, Our hearts are breaking for you. May Jay's wonderful memories live in your hearts forever. Our deepest sympathys are with you. Our...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Jay and I knew each other as little kids, and although we lost touch over the years, I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts are...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Jeff Schmitt - Denver, CO

“Judy and Gerry, Even though we have never met Jay personally we know how much you both truly love him and what a wonderful man he had become. We...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Trish and Nick DeLeo - FL

“Dear Jerry, Judy and Family,Our hearts are breaking for you and the loss of your sweet Jay. We will always cherish the times he spent with us as a...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Tom & Sharon Schmitt - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Mike&Rae Stampley ”
13 of 32 | Posted by: Mike Stampley - My Pleasant, SC

“Dear Jerry and Judy, The loss of this handsome young man is such a sad event. You are all in my thoughts and prayers for peace and understanding. ”
14 of 32 | Posted by: Caroline Tait - Shreveport, LA

“I am so saddened by Jays passing, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
15 of 32 | Posted by: Debbie & Jeff Marsh - Aurora, CO

“We are so saddened to hear of Jay's passing. He was one of Katie's favorite friends. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.Don and Kathy Hodge ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: Kathy Hodge - Summerville, SC

“Gerry and Judy, I am sorry to hear about the passing of Jay. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
17 of 32 | Posted by: RANDY AMERSON - HANAHAN, SC

“Gerry and Judy, We are so saddened to hear of Jay's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Praying for comfort...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Steve and Angela Rosenmeier - VA

“LSo very sorry to hear of Jays passing - thoughts and prayers to you ”
19 of 32 | Posted by: Karen Bennett - Niagara Falls, NY

“You have my deepest condolences. May the God of all comfort give you strength at this time. ”
20 of 32 | Posted by: - Sumter, SC

“You all are in our prayers today. May the Lord provide you comfort in this difficult time. ”
21 of 32 | Posted by: Darryl Frazier - Silver Spring, MD

“Jerry and Judy,Grange and I are so distressed to learn of Jay's passing. We were not aware of his illness. There are no words adequate to express or...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Grange and David Walters - SC

“Jerry and Judy, I only just today learned of Jay's passing. I can't find the words to tell you how sorry I am to learn of his passing. This is not...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: CHUCK KELLY - SANTA ANA, CA

“Jerry and Judy, Shocked and saddened to hear about Jay's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Those we love don't go away...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: JP and Christen Hall - SC

“Dear Gerald and Judy,Madeline and I are very sorry to hear about your sons death.You and Judy are in our prayers.God bless you both at this sad time...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: A friend

“Praying for all of you. May God give you comfort and peace with the memories you have created over his short life. ”
26 of 32 | Posted by: Cam Love - Summerville, SC

“Judy, Gerry, I'm so saddened to hear of Jay's passing. Such a tragic loss for everyone. You are in my prayers, and your entire 315th AW family...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Russell Catanach - Washington, DC

Aiken Steeplechase 2007 “I'm very sorry to hear about Jay's passing. He was easily the most genuine of our class, and he was a great friend. I know it's natural as people...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: David Summer - Charleston, SC

“Praying for your family daily. We are so, so sorry. Jay was a delight and our boys - Caleb and Avery Shropshier - loved him dearly. ”
29 of 32 | Posted by: Bill and Donna Sandler - SC

“This candle is from The Garner Family. You will be missed Jay, but forever in our thoughts and prayers. ”
30 of 32 | Posted by: Mary Garner - Charleston, SC

“We are deeply saddened by your loss. Jay had a big heart, kind, giving, and inviting personality. It is truly the mark of wonderful parents. Every...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: Karen Parker - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Words cannot express the,sorrow and heartbreak on hearing about Jay's passing. Our prayers for comfort and peace have been constant . We will see...Read More »
32 of 32 | Posted by: Dixie Roberts - Summerville, SC


Gerald Ashby Black, Jr., "Jay", 31, passed away peacefully at home in Charleston, SC, on June 27, 2017. He was born on August 28, 1985, in Charleston, SC. He grew up living in many different places including, NJ, NY, and CA, then returned to North Charleston for high school. He was an Honor Graduate from Fort Dorchester High School in 2004. He was also a member of the National Honor Society.

Jay went on to The Citadel where he received a full scholarship for academics. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration in 2008. He was a member of Bravo Company. After college, Jay was recruited by Deloitte & Touche in Washington, DC. He began in the Strategy and Operations department. He worked his way up to Senior Consultant, specializing in Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Most recently, Jay was with Grant Thornton LLP as a Senior Consultant, also in Washington, DC, before returning to Charleston. Jay enjoyed ice hockey and watching college football. He loved films, music, and spending time with his family and friends.

He was the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Black, Jr., of Charleston, and the late Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Walters of Charleston. Jay is survived by his parents Gerald A. and Judy Walters Black of Charleston, SC, his three sisters, Kristin Black (fiancé Jon Miller), Courtney Toporek (Craig Toporek), and Katherine Strickland (Walter Strickland), and six nieces and nephews that he adored.

A service will be held Sunday, July 9th, at 2 p.m. at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Charleston, 4975 LaCross Road, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 20406, in memory of his grandparents.