Jerrold V. Wheeler was born in Washington, DC. He grew up in Sedalia, attending Sedalia Public School and graduating from Northeast Guilford High School.
He began his funeral service career in at Hargett Funeral Service of Greensboro in 1995. He has also worked for Hargett & Bryant Funeral Home of Burlington, & Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Home of Durham.
Jerrold is a graduate of Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Fayetteville Technical Community College with an Associates Degree in Funeral Service.