Geraldine Jenkins

    Geraldine Jenkins, 75, of Marble, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, at her residence.
    Geraldine was a native of Cherokee County and the daughter of the late Harold and Vaye Palmer Jenkins.
    She was a member and past secretary of Marble Springs Baptist Church.
    Geraldine retired from Murphy Medical Center after 20 years of service as an administrative secretary.
    Geraldine was an inspiration to countless people during her 12-year battle with cancer. Throughout the entire time, she remained positive and always had a smile. Her faith and love for God never wavered.
    She loved to work with her flowers, a gift from her father that she maintained throughout the years. She was an avid reader and loved to travel. Her yearly trips exploring out West with her companion brought her immense peace and joy.
    She will be missed by her family beyond words. But her strength and unwavering love will always be a source of comfort.
    Surviving are her sons, Jeff Hall and wife Nancy of Pine Hall, Brian Hall and Russ Nelson of Tucker, Ga., and Geraldine’s companion, Leon Ownby.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Marble Springs Baptist Church. The Rev. John Bailey will officiate.
    A private family graveside service will be held at Moss Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Green, Casey Holloway, Larry Wishon, Kruz Stewart, Howard Coffey and Mike Erwin.
    The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Marble Springs Baptist Church.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Burnswick Ave., Charlotte, NC 28201.
    You may send tributes to the Jenkins family at
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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