Jerome attended Elyria High School and Admiral King. He enjoyed sports, comedy and spending time with family and friends.
Jerome was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, William and Annie Ruth Phillips (Hydrick) and his maternal grandparents, Wentworth and Marvel Jamerson.
He is survived by his parents, Jerome (Keith) Phillips, Sr., Vickie (Adams) Ryan; step parents, Amanda Phillips and Robert Ryan; his children, Alyssa, Aiesha, Niya, Teleha, Jada, Jimaya, J'Zara and Jerome III; his brothers, LaFonze, Brandon and Justin (Columbus), Thomas (Akron); his sister, Crystal (New York); and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at Word and Worship Church, 5065 North Abbe Rd., Elyria, Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 1 P.M. Funeral arrangements were handled by Wyers Funeral Home.