Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, a former White House butler who worked under 11 US Presidents, has died after contracting coronavirus. He was 91 years old.
It was Jackie Kennedy who noticed Wilson Roosevelt Jerman while he was working as a cleaner in the White House.
The then First Lady had him promoted, and from then on he worked as a butler.
“She was instrumental in ensuring that that happened,” his granddaughter, Jamila Garrett, told Fox 5.
Paying tribute after his death, Michelle Obama said her family were “lucky to have known him”.
“With his kindness and care, Wilson Jerman helped make the White House a home for decades of First Families, including ours,” she said in a statement to NBC News.