Jerry Orlanda Ledbetter, 76, passed into eternal rest on April 2, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was born on October 22, 1945 in Winston-Salem, NC. He was a 1968 graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC. Afterwards, he joined the United States Marines where he served from 1968 to 1972. He moved to Lorain, Ohio in 1972. Jerry started as a teacher in the Lorain City School System. Later, he went on to work for Lubrizol Corporation as a Purchasing Director in Avon Lake, OH for 35 years until he retired in 2010. After retiring, he worked as manager and president of the board for Fulton Homes, Inc. in Lorain, OH. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Lorain, OH. He was also a member of Black River Lodge #1752. I.B.P.O.E. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Jerry’s hobbies included fishing, shooting, playing Sudoku and watching animal programs. He was preceded in death by his mother, Naomi Ledbetter; sisters Barbara (Richard) Herring, and Antoinette (Robert) Hunt; grandson Aaron Bailey. Jerry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lynette; son Jerry O. (Erica) Ledbetter, Jr. of Westerville, OH, and daughter Janelle (Torry) Ledbetter Bailey of Durham, NC. He has three granddaughters: Jaelene Bailey, Aurelia Ledbetter and Jocelyn Ledbetter. Also surviving Jerry are sisters, Jackie Spencer, Miriam (David) Wagner, Gail Foxx, Bernadette (Vaughn) Booker and Donna (Calvin) Richardson all of Winston-Salem, NC. Brothers surviving him are Ray Ledbetter, Oscar (Sallie) Ledbetter of Winston-Salem and Tyrone (Dorekka) Ledbetter of Charlotte, NC. Jerry leaves behind many family members and friends from North Carolina and Ohio. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 1PM at Clark and Brown & Sons Funeral Home, 727 Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in Lorain at a later date. Local arrangements made by Brown-Robinson Funeral Home.