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Geraldine GOTTFRIED Obituary
GOTTFRIED, Geraldine GERALDINE McCRARY GOTTFRIED (JERRY) Geraldine (Jerry) McCrary Gottfried gently left this world on April 18, 2014. Jerry was born on July 7, 1926 in Molena, GA to Limmer Rogers McCrary and Charles Claude McCrary. She completed high school in Molena, then moved to Charleston, SC during WWII where she met and, after a whirlwind courtship, married her husband of 67 years, New Yorker, Larry. After the war, this southern girl moved to the Bronx, where for the next 11 years, she and Larry began their family of five girls. In 1957, the family relocated to Decatur, GA, not far from where she grew up. Jerry will be remembered for so many things, among them her love of her family, her tender affection for all animals, her passion for books and reading, her ability to create beautiful gardens and landscapes, and her incredible cooking. She always fought for the underdog, and her salt-of-the-earth approach to life's ups and downs was always at play with quiet dignity. Jerry is preceded in death by her husband, Larry, and is survived by daughters Linda Gottfried (Thomas Barba), Susan (Will) Standley, Janet (Michael) Larsen, Laura Ray, and Terry Fontaine; eight grandchildren: Matthew Barba, Susan Barba, Bill Standley, Julia Larsen, Stephen Larsen, Whitney Ray (John) Scott, Emily Ray, and Anna Fontaine; and two great grandchildren: Chloe Standley and Wyatt Scott. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, the 22nd of April at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Roswell, GA. Burial will be later that day at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Molena, GA. Donations can be made in her honor to The . Any floral tributes should be sent to the Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home in Thomaston, GA (706) 647-6644. Arrangements by H. M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel, Sandy Springs, GA 404-851-9900.


Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 20, 2014
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