Jerrol Ann Cato

Jerrol Cato was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Geraldine and Leroy Cato On March 9, 1950. Jerrol was the only child to the young couple. After her fathers passing in 1952, Jerrol and her mother moved to Las Vegas, NV.  Jerrol attended Clark county public schools. She graduated in 1968. After her mother passed at just 20yrs old Jerrol took her son and embarked on a journey of her own. She moved to Seattle in 1977 to be with her best friend Devonn Chambliss. Soon after, her fast typing skills landed her a job at the Seattle Times. She was the first black women in the sales department in 1978 and retired in 2001 on the union board. Jerrol had a strong faith in God. She attended the United Theological Seminary Bible College of Seattle, Founded by Dr. Robert Houston, she earned her bachelors degree in 1993, & her masters degree in May 1995. Jerrol was a hard working entrepreneur. Jerrol also worked for the IRS and UPS from 2001-2009. Jerrol enjoyed reading, music, sewing, and having a good time with family and friends. She was everyone's best friend and she is described as an angel.God has called Jerrol home to reunite with her mother and father on September 25, 2013. This phenomenal women leaves to cherish her legacy one son Terrol Cato, one daughter Tiniell Cato, two granddaughters Tiara Cato, Chekari Petty, and one grandson Quinton Cato and a host of cousins and dear friends. Her spirit is with us all.

Funeral service will be held at New Hope Missionary BC, 124 21st Ave., Seattle, WA 98122 on October 12, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

Published in The Seattle Times from Oct. 5 to Oct. 6, 2013