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Visitation will be held Friday 6:00 to 8:00 pm, October 22, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg Chapel. A celebration of Gerard’s life will be held on Saturday 3:00 pm October 23, 2021, at the Court Street Baptist Church. He will lie in repose one hour to prior to the service.  Family and friends will assemble at the church. Interment will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery.

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Our heavenly Father knew that the roads were getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb.  After many health issues and battles, He called his earthly servant home, and said “Peace be Thine.”  Gerard entered into eternal life at his home; he was set free! Gerard never met a stranger, and so many people referred to him as a sweet, kind man.  Gerard felt that God gave him the DUTY of helping all that he could, and leading sinners to Christ.  He was truly a servant of God and gained his wings on Monday, October 18, 2021.

He leaves to mourn and cherish his memory four loving and devoted children, Gerard, Jr (Denijah) of Baltimore, Md, Carlos (Gloria) of Lynchburg, LaTasha (Jamar) of Macon, Ga, and Devante “Samuel” Wood of Atlanta, Ga.  He also leaves one brother, Carl B Hutcherson, Jr (Glodelia), and an estranged wife and good friend, Mary.  Also left to cherish his memory are ten loving grandchildren: Carlos, Jr., Marion, Caliph, Genesis, Gerard, III, Wisdom, Isaiah, Amir, Joel, and Jamar. He was preceded in death by his loving parents Carl B. Hutcherson, Sr., and Lillian Gilbert Hutcherson.  He had several loving in-laws, Louis Matthews, George Matthews, Lita Patten, Nita Harrington, Brenda Christian (Mike), Gregory Matthews; the late Eugene Matthews (Regina), Gwendolyn Morris, and Crystal Matthews. He leaves a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Gerard was educated in the Lynchburg Public School system, where he graduated from Dunbar High School in the Class of 1968.  He attended Cornell University and Hampton University.  He graduated from The Gupton Jones Mortuary School in Atlanta, Georgia.  He also graduated from Virginia Seminary & College.   He was a faithful member of The Jackson Street United Methodist Church until he was called into the ministry and became ordained as Outreach Minister at Amazing Grace Church.

A community activist for many years, he led The College Neighborhood Watch Group in attaining the College Hill Neighborhood Center, located at the corner of 9th and Jackson Streets.  He was an avid member of the Lynchburg Voters League.  His passion was restoring the rights of those who had served their time in the penal system.  He was a member of the NAACP.  Gerard was also a delegate at the 1988 Presidential Democratic Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

In Atlanta, GA, Gerard was employed at The U. S. Geological Survey and at Yellow Freight.  In Lynchburg, he spent many years as a Mortician at the Hutcherson Funeral Home; he was also employed at Community Access. He held several volunteer positions throughout the city.

Gerard will now be reunited with his beloved parents, and many others that preceded him to glory.  We will love and cherish his memories; but our God knows best.

Visitation will be held Friday 6:00 to 8:00 pm, October 22, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg Chapel. A celebration of Gerard’s life will be held on Saturday 3:00 pm October 23, 2021, at the Court Street Baptist Church. He will lie in repose one hour to prior to the service.  Family and friends will assemble at the church. Interment will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

Flowers or Donations are appreciated sincerely by the family.

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Posted by:
Scott Smith

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October 26, 2021

To the entire Hutcherson family, I offer you my deepest heartfelt condolences! Gerard was indeed a pleasant and talented man, may his spirit live on in our hearts and minds forever, and may we find peace knowing that Gerard is at peace and in the arms of our God Almighty!! Yours Truly, Scott Smith

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Howard and Arelia Langhorne

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October 25, 2021

Fondly remembering "G" and his kindness. Praying for the family's comfort and peace. Sincerely, Howard and Arelia Langhorne

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Ed Tarkington, Jr.

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October 23, 2021

To all in the Hutcherson family, especially G. Jr. and Carlos, deepest sympathies and prayers. Grace and Peace, ET

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Melvinnn & Ann Wre

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October 23, 2021

To the Children, Rev. Dr. Cal Hutcherson, and other family members: We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Rev. Gerard Hutcherson. He was a kind and friendly man who was always seen showing up to help others, participating in community affairs and issues to make the city and community a better place to live. May sweet memories of meetings at family gatherings and other places from years past bring you comfort. Farewell, Rev. Gerard until we meet again.

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Elwood m.Warrick

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October 23, 2021

Family ( Us ) have Wonderfull memories our cousin. We Remember He Me When i HAd brain surgery. Last time We saw Him was at a meet and Greet of one of my daughters introducing Her to my FAMILY in Lynchburg. That certainly meant sooooo much to me for Rev Hutcherson to have attended. We live in MARTINEZ Ga. Remembering the times in the past when We were young folks and Big Carl B; were at Big Mama's FOR a Big gathering ( food ) when my Grandfather died. Hope to meet His children soon that are in Georgia. Rest in Peace our brother and fellow Minister of the WORD OF G-D. All these years you have proclaimed the WORD, Now You Sir ARE WITH THE WORD " Face to FACE" WONDERFULL SAVIOUR. Elder, Dr, Elwood M.Warrick& Eloise & Tye. Thankyou Father G-D.

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Anonymous

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October 23, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers for the family. In memory, Rev & Mrs L L Yuille Rustburg, Va

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Shirley Lacks and Marshall Family

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October 23, 2021

It seems there's very little anyone can say or do to ease the loss of one who meant so very much to you... But may you find some comfort in the sorrow that you bear, Just knowing there are many hearts that understand and care.

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Edward Stamps

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October 23, 2021

Carlos, my deepest condolences to you and your family, I wish I could be there. You are in my thoughts and prayers today. May God give you peace and comfort as you celebrate the home going of your father and my friend. God bless you and keep you.

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Edward Stamps

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October 23, 2021

Carlos, my deepest condolences to you and your family, I wish I could be there. You are in my thoughts and prayers today. May God give you peace and comfort as you celebrate the home going of your father and my friend. God bless you and keep you.

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Edward Stamps

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October 23, 2021

Carlos, my deepest condolences to you and your family, I wish I could be there. You are in my thoughts and prayers today. May God give you peace and comfort as you celebrate the home going of your father and my friend. God bless you and keep you.

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Darrick Harvey

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October 23, 2021

Gerard you were a brother to my father, "family" that's who you are to me and you always will be tell my pops I said hi when you see him. Love and much respect, Darrick Harvey

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Silver Grove Baptist Church

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October 22, 2021

A message of Sympathy. In the Loss of your Loved One. These words are sent with the hope that, as time goes by, Cherished memories will help bring inner peace, and make your loved one seem very close to you. May those memories live forever in your heart. Reverend William A Glover, Pastor Silver Grove Baptist Church Family

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Silver Grove Baptist Church

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October 22, 2021

A message of Sympathy. In the Loss of your Loved One. These words are sent with the hope that, as time goes by, Cherished memories will help bring inner peace, and make your loved one seem very close to you. May those memories live forever in your heart. Reverend William A Glover, Pastor Silver Grove Baptist Church Family

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Pannell Brenda

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October 22, 2021

May the Lord’s hands of compassion, love and His guiding light from above, shine down upon you and give you strength during this time of sorrow. May you find comfort in knowing that friends share in your loss. Campbell County Branch NAACP, Rustburg,VA. Reginald Herndon, President

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Michelle Harvey

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October 22, 2021

King Gerard was a Unique & Special Friend. And I really enjoyed being of Service to him with his Pampering & Relaxation Services...And Now, he's Really Enjoying his Heavenly Vacation. Relaxing In Peace, with The Lord Above, in the Heavens of Eternal Rest, in Christ Love...Glory HALLELUJAH!!!

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Clarice Gunn

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October 22, 2021

Prayers and condolences to the Hutcherson family. Gerard was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was consistent in his loving, caring and sharing ways. He will be missed by the Lynchburg community and when we think of him it will always be with love and a smile.

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Earl & Vernessa Harvey

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October 22, 2021

Our heartfelt condolences go to the Hutcherson family. Gerard was a kind and an encouraging person within the community. May you find peace and love in the days to come. Many blessings to all of you!

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Renee Sullivan

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October 22, 2021

LaTasha and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Renee Sullivan, Ph.D.

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Mary Walthall

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October 22, 2021

Asking Blessings for the entire family. From : Mary Walthall & Family 10-22-21

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Rick Boulware

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October 21, 2021

My heart is full of sadness. My 1st and oldest friend. My condolences to all who loved him.

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Rick Boulware

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October 21, 2021

My heart is full of sadness. My 1st and oldest friend. My condolences to all who loved him.

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Ann van de Graaf

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October 21, 2021

My condolences to the Hutcherson family and Mary. I remember Gerard as an activist who participated in many marches during those challenging times. He was also a kind and caring man who took care of the historic graves at the White Rock Cemetery including the grave of Ota Benga.

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Danny and Tawanda Johnson

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October 21, 2021

Gerard, We love you and will miss you. You are a great man full of love and kundness! We are praying for your family and friends that they may find comfort in the beautiful, lasting memories of you as we will!! Rest in peace our dear friend!

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Stansbury Family

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October 21, 2021

Sending love, prayers and condolences to the family. So very sorry to hear of your loss.

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Mary Lacks Criss

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October 21, 2021

G, I remember our early days at Dunbar , smart, gracious and such a gentleman . Thanks for your love and kindness you shared throughout the 50 years Class Reunion. You’ll never be forgotten . Rest In Peace my “ Friend”

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Shirley Jones

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October 21, 2021

Heaven has truly added a beautiful flower to it’s garden. “G” always had a smile and a kind word no matter when or where we met. He has been there many times to offer worlds of comfort to me during the losses of my family members. I offer the same to his family at this time. Together we were proud members of the 1968 class is DHS. G will be missed. May his soul Rest In Peace. God bless the family. May you find comfort in your faith during this time. And the church said Amen!!!

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Donna L Trusty

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October 21, 2021

Gerard was a great person and he will truly be missed. Praying for the family at this sad occasion. Be encouraged.

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Celonia Merrill

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October 21, 2021

My prayers and condolences to the family. I am going to miss you GEE. RIHP my friend.

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Emma Christian Barbour

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October 21, 2021

Dearest Friends, You All have my deepest, heartfelt condolences. Brother Gerard and his golden personality will be dearly missed. Our families relationship extends way back when my father, G W Christian Jr, deceased, was the Hutcherson family's Tailor. And through the years, Gerard was present for our families celebrations and Fellowships. He'll be with us during times of bereavement with words of comfort, prayers and services. Our families friendship and bond is infinite. Gerard was a servant of GOD and shared The Good News. This is his Legacy and my family and I will always remember. Prayerfully and Lovingly Yours Forevermore. Blessings Always. Emma Christian Barbour

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Robinson Rowena

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October 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of Gerard's passing. Sending condolences, prayers and hugs to the family during this time of bereavement.

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Robinson Rowena

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October 20, 2021

So sorry to hear of Gerard's passing. Sending condolences, prayers and hugs to the family during this time of bereavement.

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Rev.Mary Woodruff

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October 20, 2021

To The Family of Rev. Gerard Hutcherson Our Deepest heartfelt Sympathy and Condolences to you all and Our prayers are with you in your hour of bereavement may God continue to Strengthen you. Rev.Mary & Deacon James Woodruff

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Rev.Mary Woodruff

Posted on:
October 20, 2021

To The Family of Rev. Gerard Hutcherson Our Deepest heartfelt Sympathy and Condolences to you all and Our prayers are with you in your hour of bereavement may God continue to Strengthen you. Rev.Mary & Deacon James Woodruff

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Janice Basham

Posted on:
October 20, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. My condolences go out to the family for the loss of your beloved family member. Gerard and my brother Ernest were close friends. Whenever I would come home from Maryland I would see Gerard and Baybro on 10th Street. He with be deeply missed by all, rest in heavenly paradise.

Posted by:
Abdul Khan

Posted on:
October 20, 2021

Geno, as my cousin Eric would call you and I adopted, man I will miss your presence, compassion, advice, love, brotherhood, comraderie and charm. There is never one moment in the 50 years I've known you that I simply didn't enjoy the moment. G, this earth has truly lost a real genuine brother and friend and to say I will miss you is an understatement. To your family and friends I send my heartfelt condolences, love and prayers...Job Well Done Sir! Until we meet again my brother, rest well and assured!

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Abdul Khan

Posted on:
October 20, 2021

Geno, as my cousin Eric would call you and I adopted, man I will miss your presence, compassion, advice, love, brotherhood, comraderie and charm. There is never one moment in the 50 years I've known you that I simply didn't enjoy the moment. G, this earth has truly lost a real genuine brother and friend and to say I will miss you is an understatement. To your family and friends I send my heartfelt condolences, love and prayers...Job Well Done Sir! Until we meet again my brother, rest well and assured!

Posted by:
ROSE C WHEELER

Posted on:
October 20, 2021

Words cannot express how Gerard will be missed! He always had something positive to say and implant into someone's life. He kept a smile even when he felt not at all well. My condolences to you all from us here at Second Chance and Recovery.

Posted by:
Kenn W Reaves

Posted on:
October 20, 2021

My condolences to the Hutcherson family on the time of sorrow. May the Lord render you comfort and strength. Have faith in knowing that Gerard is at peace and his legacy will always be with us. To God be the glory.

 

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