Obituary of Betty Sue Giddiens Geri
1949-2003

Betty Sue "Geri" Giri, 54, of Pensacola, went to be with our Lord on Friday, December 12, 2003.

Betty Sue was born on September 17, 1949.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Edna Henderson; and special mother-in-law, Ola Geri.To cherish her memories, she is survived by her husband, Michael Giri; sons, William Michael Geri and Jess Malcolm Geri; daughter, Michelle Davine McElwee of Iowa; sister-in-law, Janice Smith and husband, George; brother-in-law, Freddie Geri and wife, Judy; step-father, J.W. Henderson; precious grandchildren, Thomas Geri, Joshua McElwee, Melissa (Nikki) McElwee and Monaca Cartwright. She is also lovingly remembered by her step- sisters, Shirley Ann, Cindy, Cathy and Sheila; numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends who were fortunate enough to know and appreciate her love and generosity.

Her compassion and love for others will never be forgotten, especially to David E. Geri, a very special father-in-law.

"Though we no longer hold your hand, we hold you in our hearts."

Funeral services will be 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home South.

Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be George "Bubba", David and James Smith, Mike Bush, Mark Phebus and Kim Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Melissa "Sissy" and Tabitha Smith, Jamie Geri, Mary Phebus, Rhonda Edge and Kimberly Binford.

FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME SOUTH, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at Faith Chapel South from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 16.

The family would also like to extend their thanks to Dr. John G. Brown for his care and compassion throughout Betty Sue's illness. "When you cherish the emotional value of a person, it can never really be lost, for what you carry in your heart is yours to keep forever."

SOURCE: Betty Sue Giri obituary, Pensacola, FL, The Pensacola News-Journal, Tuesday, 16 December 2003.

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