Geraldine Perkins Davis, 83, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021 at home.
A native and lifelong resident of Offerman, Geraldine was born on May 30, 1937 to the late Abb P. Perkins and Carrie Franklin Perkins Chancey. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her family. Geraldine was always working. She developed a strong work ethic at a young age when she worked in tobacco. It was said that she could pick tobacco faster than anyone else around. Later in life, when she had children, Geraldine had mastered the art of sewing and would sew clothing for her children. She was a longtime member of Offerman Baptist Church and in her spare time enjoyed ceramics, growing beautiful flowers, adding to her impressive collection of salt and pepper shakers and playing bass with her husband to bluegrass tunes with all their friends.
In addition to her parents, her son, Jerry Davis and her siblings, Junior Perkins, J.C. Perkins, Caldeen Kelly, Vernon Perkins, Willie Carl Perkins and Clinton Perkins and her half siblings, Arrie Lee Perkins, Flora Perkins, Lula Lare Strickland, Carlos Perkins, Leonard Perkins, Sarah Dell Lipthratt, Minnie Susie Barrs, Lloyd Davis and Leroy Chancey all preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of seventy plus years, J.B. Davis of Offerman; children, Diane Crawford and husband, Randy of Patterson, Juanita Tyre and husband, Jack of Offerman, Benjy Davis and wife, Roxanne of Patterson and Lyndell Davis and fiancé, Shane of Offerman; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-eight great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and a large extended family also survive.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 31, 2021 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Offerman Baptist Church with Reverends James Lightsey, Andy Gillis and Adam Walker officiating.
Interment will follow in Offerman Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Jerry David Davis, Jr., Michael Davis, Joseph Brandon Davis, Nathan Ray Davis, John Davis, Jeffrey Davis and Ross Byrd.
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