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Obituary of Kim Denise Gervais
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Hence forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord the righteous judge, shall give me at that day and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. ~ 2 Timothy 4:7-8
Kim Denise Jones Gervais was born December 1, 1958 in Paterson, New Jersey to Wilma Jones and the late Frederick Jones. When she was a child her parents relocated to Glen Rock, New Jersey where Kim attended school and graduated from the Glen Rock school system. After graduation, she began her studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She took a break from her studies to raise her family. Many years later she enrolled and received a degree from Passaic County Community College in Paterson, New Jersey. Kim believed in the Lord and was a follower of Christ and His teachings. She was baptized at an early age and was a member of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, located in Ridgewood, New Jersey until her passing. She met and married Jean Gervais and to this union two children, Kelly and Julian Gervais were born. She worked at Passaic County Technical Institute as an executive secretary in Wayne NJ, up until her passing.
Kim was a beautiful person with a bubbly, magnetic personality. She was a former runway model, a fashion diva, and lover of dance and music. She enjoyed attending concerts and movies. Going to the salon for hair, foot, and nail care was always a highlight for her. Our beloved Kim will be remembered as a social butterfly whose presence lit up the room. She radiated glamour, beauty, kindness and charm. People loved Kim, and she loved them back. When having a conversation with Kim, she had a special way of making one feel that he or she was the most important person in the world. Kim was known for her strong work ethic, as well as a person who believed in helping others in any way possible. She loved her family members and friends. One of Kim’s expressions of love was cooking, and she was well known for many for her culinary skills. While visiting her at her home, her kitchen was filled with a bounty of delicious food and a homemade cake was readily available for you to taste at her cozy kitchen table.
Kim made her Heavenly transition on October 1,2022
Kim was preceded in death by her father Frederick Jones, her father and mother-in-law Orcena and Philomene Gervais, and brother in law Fritz Laborde
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Jean, daughter Kelly, son Julian Gervais, Evan Seid, (like a son) all of Haledon, New Jersey; stepchildren Jean (Mitchell) Gervais-Waddell of Newark, New Jersey; Eric Gervais of Greenville, North Carolina; Marie Gervais of Montreal, Canada; her mother Wilma Jones of Lawrenceville, Georgia; brothers Kevin (Debra) Jones of Woodstock, Georgia; Kenneth (Mildred) Jones of Duluth, Georgia; Keith (Krystal) of Mexico City, Mexico; sisters-in-law Edith Laborde of Ridgewood, New Jersey; Ketly Gervais of Queens, New York; Jacklyn Gervais of Aguascalientes, Mexico; brothers-in-law Eric Gervais of Queen, New York; Yve Gervais of Florida; step grandchildren Emir Gervais of Greenville, North Carolina; Guillaume, Gereme, Gustine Latreille, and Camille all of Montreal, Canada; her fur baby, Shafer of Haledon, New Jersey; Longtime Sister Friend Wendy Flores of Fredericksburg ,Virginia, God-Big Sister Barbara Daniels of Passaic, New Jersey; Godchildren Ronnie Brandon-Flores (Ty) of Alexandria, Virginia; Courtney Nunnally (Angela) of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Special cousins Barbara Taylor, Jackie Andrews, the late Sandy M. Webb-Charles, Margo Mayo, Karen Mayo-Hogan, Lucie Manuel, Jonette Moody, Pamela Polk, Janis Polk, Cathy Polk, Vanessa Polk, the late Ruth Polk, Herbert Ray Jones, Sabrina Kuhn; Special friends Lisa Webb, Rachel Yuku, the late Merlena Shattuck, Paris Justiniano , Elresia Davis, Kevin Flemming, Vivian Jones; Mt. Bethel Baptist Church family and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Kim will be greatly missed, but her legacy of love and cherished memories will forever live in our hearts. We will continue to live by her motto: LIVE WELL, LOVE MUCH, LAUGH OFTEN.
Visiting will be at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, 399 South Broad Street, Ridgewood, NJ on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8 am - 10 am. Funeral Service will immediately follow at 10 am. Entombment will be at Garden of Memories, 100 Soldier Hill Road, Paramus, NJ.