Deacon Jerry Samuel Tyler, affectionately known as “Deac”, peacefully departed this life to be with the Lord in the early morning on November 10, 2021. Jerry Samuel Tyler III was born on November 10, 1950 in Washington D.C. to the late Jerry Samuel Tyler and Corrine B. Baylor-Tyler. Jerry was educated in the Washington D.C. school system where he attended John Burroughs Elementary School, Taft Junior School and Phelps Senior High School. Jerry married his high school sweetheart Iris Chanet Quick in August 1970. Their union produced two beautiful children: Chanet Jaycina Tyler and Chad Dermaine Tyler. He loved traveling with his wife and family going on cruises and road trips. Jerry joined the army and served three and a half years after he graduated from high school December 1969 to April 1973. During his tour of duty, he received several honors that included the Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1973. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 7478, Greenwood, DE. In his early childhood, Jerry would sit lovingly next to his mother on Sunday morning in church. He was shy but always enjoyed attending Sunday School with the other children. He was baptized when he was 10 years old. Over the years, Jerry grew from a babe in Christ to a devoted, dedicated and committed servant of God. He joined New Solid Rock Baptist Church in the early 1990s, where he was ordained as a deacon in 1995 by the late Rev. George H Best, whom he served under until the pastor’s death. The church became his beloved extended family. He loved Bible Study and Sunday School. He worked closely with the pastor, deacons and other church ministries. He was a faithful servant of God. Deacon Tyler was blessed with a gift for drawing and painting. He loved outdoor activities, especially fishing. His other passion was cooking. Both of his parents were good cooks. He attended the Prince Georges Community College Culinary for two years to advance his cooking knowledge and skills. He proudly wore his “Chef Tyler” hat when he was in one of his favorite places—the kitchen—preparing some food or baked goods that delighted your taste buds for his family and friends. Jerry worked different jobs after his discharge from the military. He retired from his job as supervisor of the building engineers in the Prince Georges School District and received numerous awards for being an outstanding supervisor. Jerry and Iris moved to Millsboro, Delaware to enjoy retired life near the water and fulfill some of their dreams. Deacon Tyler is preceded in death by his: Parents Jerry S. and Corrine B. Tyler; In-laws: Pastor and Sister George H. Best; Father-in-Law: Roosevelt Quick, Sr., Brother-In-Law Roosevelt Quick and Nephew Keith Johns. He leaves to cherish his life and memory, His devoted Wife: 51 years, Reverend Iris (Candy) Quick Tyler, Millsboro, DE; Children: Daughter Chanet Tyler, Maryland; Son Chad (Danielle) Tyler, Washington, DC; Sibling: Sister: Barbara Ann (Ernest) Johns; Maryland; Grandchildren: Chad Tyler, Jr, Kaylinn Tyler, Jasmine and Jaylen Harper; Aunt: Louise Cephus, Maryland; Nephew: Kevin Johns, Maryland; Sister-In-Law: Marie Quick, Maryland; extended family Trina Perkins, Kelly and Simone Hill, a host of nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, cousins, neighbors, friends and church families: Missionary Baptist Church: Georgetown, DE; New Solid Rock Church, Forestville; MD; By The Spirit Ministries, Forestville, MD; The Miracle Center of Faith Missionary B.C, Capitol Heights, MD; Greater New Hope B.C, Washington, DC.