Geraldine E. Smith
Geraldine E. Smith age 88, of Quincy died on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 5:15 a.m. in her home. Geraldine was born in Ethridge, TN on June 27, 1931, a daughter of Rennie Chennault and Henly Ann (Matlock) Payne.
Geraldine was a homemaker. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Geraldine was from the era of hand-picking cotton, and after the mechanical pickers became prevalent, she was proud to return to the fields and pick what the machines had missed. Geraldine enjoyed spending time doing puzzles and going fishing whenever possible.
Survivors include three children, Freida (Kenny) Stivers of Arkansas, Ann (Tim) Gravitt of Quincy and James D. Smith, Melissa Riley of Hannibal, MO. A sister, Winnie Engels of Arkansas. A brother: Tommy Payne of Quincy.
Grandchildren: Jennifer Glasco; Kenny (Estella) Stivers; Michael Stivers; Timothy Gravitt, Jr.; Tamie (Fred) Henderson; Corey J. (Nicole) Smith; Rachel D. (Austin Bruening) Smith and Katelin Smith.
Great-Grandchildren: Dustin, Kevin and Stormy Rhodes; Rain Glasco; Nikki (Nathan) Hutchins; Jordan and Stephanie Stivers; Felicity, Aaron and Kalob Stivers; Gage and Mary Jo Henderson; Bryson D.L. Smith and Ariaha L.M. Bruening.
Great-great grandchildren: Cacie, Connor, Ariana, Ryan, Watson, Kevin and Heidi.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother James Chennault and a sister: Mary Hills.
Private family services are planned.
Interment in Greenmount Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to a charity or organization of the donor's choice.
Services are in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. www.dukerandhaugh.com
Jackie Benner Dill
Quincy. Illinois, IL
- Sorry to hear about this. She was a great friend and loved being around her. She always was funny and loving to all she met. May she fly high with the angels!! God bless
- Gonna miss you being on the planet, but I know you are in a better place , we're with Jesus and the rest of the family that are there, I'll be there when it's my time prayers to the family ,fly high with the Angel's my friend!!!