Mr. Gerard “Jerry” Zickmund, 79, formerly of Milling Road, Mocksville, N.C., died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at UF Health Jacksonville in Florida.

He was born Dec. 12, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Joseph and Helen Gallagher Zickmund.  Mr. Zickmund had been a longtime member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Mocksville. His hobbies included going to the water and taking pictures of the sunrises, fishing, computer technology and bowling. He enjoyed spending time with family and grandkids.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Ann Terceira Zickmund; four brothers, Bernard, Richard, Joe and Herbert Zickmund; and extended family member, Michael Zickmund.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Bernadette O’Brien Zickmund of the home; four children, Roxanne Daley (Timothy) of Conroe, Texas, Cindy Draper (John) of Indianapolis, Gary Zickmund (Vicky) and Angelique Chamberlain (Michael), all of Mocksville; extended loving family, Barbara Avery and Paul Zickmund both of Conyers and Robert Zickmund (Liz) of Long Island, N.Y.;  a sister, Rita Bakewell; a brother, Kenneth Zickmund; nine grandchildren, Christopher, Ashley, Cameron, Joanna, Natalie, Tyler, Emme, Kinnah and Eli; and numerous other grandchildren in his extended family.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 1, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with the Rev. John Starczewski officiating. Interment will follow in Rose Cemetery in Mocksville. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, at Eaton Funeral Home in Mocksville.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be considered for American Heart Association, Memorials and Tributes Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216. 

Online condolences may be made at www.eatonfuneralservice.com. 

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