Former White House butler, Wilson Jerman dies of coronavirus

Wilson Roosevelt Jerman worked in the White House from 1957 to 2012 serving under 11 US Presidents

Wilson Roosevelt Jerman worked in the White House from 1957 to 2012 serving under 11 US Presidents

A former White House employee who served under 11 United States presidents died of COVID-19 this month, USA media reported on Wednesday.

Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, the white house butler, started working at the white house back in 1957 as a cleaner during the Eisenhower administration, according to the Hill.

"He was authentic", his granddaughter, Shanta Taylor Gay, told CNN. His family said the cause of death was COVID-19, CBS News reports.

"Bill and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Wilson Roosevelt Jerman at the age of 91 from COVID-19", she wrote.

Former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Michele Obama, George W. and Laura Bush and their daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, all paid tribute in statements, tweets or on camera.

When JFK was president, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy promoted Jerman to White House butler, according to Garrett.

He worked at the White House from 1957 to 1993 and again from 2003 to 2012 when he retired.

Former White House butler Wilson Roosevelt Jerman with then President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush

The Indian Express is now on Telegram. "Always said he lived a blessed life".

"He had a very close relationship with Jackie O...she She trusted him with her children, and he would ensure they had everything they needed in the White House".

"When growing up, he never discussed politics", Gay said.

Former presidents and first ladies have been publicly expressing their condolences to Jerman's family, which includes four children, 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. "You know, just considering that we aren't able to grieve normally, physically together, that is one way that we are able to still feel connected to his success and connected to so much that he promoted around authenticity and building relationships".

"His service to others - his willingness to go above and beyond for the country he loved and all those whose lives he touched - is a legacy worthy of his generous spirit".

He was working for Mr Obama, "a dignified president who was also African American", she said, adding: "That must have felt like a victory". Always being yourself. That's what he taught our family, that's what thrives throughout our family. He was 91. His death was first reported by Fox 5 DC.

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