Mrs. Geraldine Smothers (Gerri) 67, of Olympia Fields, IL, passed from life to eternal rest on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Loving wife of Willie Smothers, mother of Garrick Lamont (Janet), Micah Navelle (Judith), and step daughter Valinda Bailey; grandmother of Volante, Nadia, Yvonna, Cianna, and Olivia. Mrs. Smothers, a graduate of Blytheville High School, Arkansas, earned an AA Degree from Olive Harvey College, Chicago, BS from University of Illinois
(UIC), and MPA from Roosevelt University, Chicago. Gerri was President, CEO, and founder of Professional Dynamic Network, Inc. and The Jordan Evans Institute, Inc. Gerri held more than 28 years of leadership in health information management and quality management. Gerri volunteered for professional organizations; colleges and universities; community; church and civic organizations; and public policy groups. She has received numerous awards and honors throughout her lifetime. An AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship has been established to honor Mrs. Smother's commitment to the Health Information Management profession. Honor Mrs. Geraldine Smothers with a tax-deductible gift. Your donation may be made on-line at https://secure.ahima.org/fore/donations/donatorinfo.aspx
. In the Memory/Honor fields enter Geraldine Smothers. Public visitation: Friday, February 22nd, Leak & Sons Funeral Chapel, 18400 S. Pulaski Rd, Country Club Hills, IL, 708.206.0860; Funeral Service: Saturday, February 23rd, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 8301 S. Damen Ave, Chicago, 773.239.6828.