Jerol Toms

February 15, 1973 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 48)


Jerol Toms was born February 15, 1973 in Amarillo, Texas to Charlene Toms and Jose G. Vasquez. Jerol accepted Jesus Christ at an early age at Church of Living God under the leadership of Reverend Howard Romaine.

Jerol “Bigboy Jay” had an amazing and uplifting life; he was a one of a kind person with a heart of pure gold, and the mindset of continuous progression throughout his life’s entirety. Jerol was a breath of fresh air to a lot of people, its nothing he wouldn’t do for you, in the sense that he would help whoever needed help and reach out to him. Jerol loved to travel. He’s seen a lot of amazing places, whether it was a road trip to get out of Amarillo for a little bit, or leaving town to visit his kids in different cities and states. Jerol was a peacemaker and always looked for the good in everyone.  So when you think of “Bigboy Jay”, close your eyes, take a deep breath and playback the memories of you and him in your mind making memories together.

Jerol was preceded in death by his parents, Charlene Toms and Jose G. Vasquez, brother Charles Toms, nephew Devonta Toms, and niece LaShawn Hughes.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Dolly Matthews Toms of Texarkana, AR, two sons Jerol Toms Jr (Mara) of Boston, MA;  Aubrey Toms of Amarillo TX, three daughters Essence Bryant of Atlanta, GA, Sierra Williams and Ahnyia Toms both of Amarillo, TX;  Aunt/Mother Louise Wooten of Amarillo, TX; two sisters, Melody Toms and Chanelle Oliver of Amarillo TX; and five grandkids, special cousin Claudia (J.L.) Friar, two nieces, two nephew’s, aunts, and uncles as well as numerous cousins and friends. Mask will be required.

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April 30, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Golden Gate Mortuary, Llano Cemetery, Amarillo

Funeral Service
May 1, 2021

3:00 PM
Temple of Praise Community Church
1900 West Amarillo Blvd
Amarillo, TX 79107

Video is available for this event

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