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Geraldine Ollie Westberry

Geraldine Ollie Westberry

Female 1928 - 2012  (83 years)

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  • Name Geraldine Ollie Westberry  [1
    Born 18 Nov 1928  Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Gerry 
    Residence 1930  Militia District 1487, Cook, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 29 Jan 2012  Cotton, Mitchell, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Geraldine Johnson: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

      Albany Herald, The (GA) - Monday, January 30, 2012
      Deceased Name: Geraldine Johnson

      VALDOSTA -- Geraldine (Gerry) Ollie Westberry Johnson, 83, of Cotton, Georgia died in the early am of Sunday, January 29, 2012 after a brief illness. Born November 18, 1928 in Brunswick, GA to the late Ollie Otis and Ilah Harmon Westberry, she was a 1946 graduate of Valdosta High School who married her high school sweetheart, the late William F. (Bill) Johnson, Jr. The two enjoyed a lifelong marriage that spanned 6 decades and produced 3 children, 6 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She attended Albany Junior College and both Central Piedmont College and Queen's College while she and Bill lived in Charlotte, NC. Her working life was as a school teacher, an executive secretary, office management and bookkeeping supervisor for a major grocery retailer. Her true life's passion, though, was as a genealogist which culminated after 34 years of meticulous research in the publication of "Reverend Moses Westberry and His Decendents," a tome of over 1,100 pages! Her face was well known in most of the libraries between Valdosta and Atlanta.

      Mrs. Johnson was a very intelligent woman who was a voracious reader and lifelong learner and enjoyed arts and crafts projects, gardening and all forms of music particularly piano. She especially treasured the time spent watching her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren learn and grow. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church.

      She was predeceased by her beloved sister, Donnie Virginia Westberry Bynum and her devoted husband Bill as well as Belle Polk and Sonny and Bobbie Stephenson, her lifelong best friends in this world. She is survived by her three children and their spouses, MSgt. USAF (Ret.) William F. Johnson, III and Janet Johnson of Cotton, Carol and Tom Giddens of Kennesaw and J. Steven Johnson, MD of Thomasville, grandchildren and their spouses, Mitzi Johnson Howell and Joey Howell, Andrew and Cassie Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Casey Giddens, Kelly Giddens and Zak Johnson, great grandchildren, Taylor and Dylan Howell, Dallas and Mike Howell, and Shelley, Drew, Daniel, Matthew and Naomi Johnson, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Arminda Morrison of Valdosta, Betty Greene of Rome, Nancy and Jack Allen of Valdosta, and Jim Brantley of Valdosta, Thomas and Margie Johnson of Valdosta, Robert and Peggy Johnson of Brooks County, numerous nieces and nephews and lifelong friend, Joe Polk of Douglas.

      Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 10-11:00 am followed by services to be held in the chapel at Carson McLane Funeral Home, 2215 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31602, (229) 242-5544. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery, 1100 N. Oak St. Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com.

      Carson McLane Funeral Home
      Valdosta 229/242-5544
      http://www.mclanefuneralservices.com/_mgxroot/page_10780.php

      Author: Staff Reports
      Copyright (c) 2012 The Albany Herald
    Buried Sunset Hill Cemetery, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I15892  tng Genealogy

    Father Ollie Otis Westberry,   b. 19 Jun 1902, Jesup, Wayne, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1984, Jesup, Wayne, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ilah Harmon Wiggins,   b. 25 Aug 1911, Alamo, Montgomery, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1991, Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Oct 1927  Glynn, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Franklin Johnson, Jr,   b. 30 May 1928, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 2008, Cotton, Mitchell, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1947  Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Family ID F5729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Nov 1928 - Brunswick, Glynn, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Militia District 1487, Cook, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Oct 1947 - Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jan 2012 - Cotton, Mitchell, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Gerry Westberry Johnson photo

  • Sources 
    1. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      1930 U.S. Federal Census. Militia District 1487, Cook, Georgia, ED 9, roll 349, page , image 364.0.
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    2. [S122] FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84179502
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=84179502.

    3. [S341] United States Obituary Collection, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. Newspaper: Cordele Dispatch; Publication Date: 29 4 2008; Publication Place: Cordele , GA , Us.
      Record for William Franklin (Bill) Johnson Jr.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=web-obituary&h=18138638&indiv=try