Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012,. in the chapel at Collier-Butler Funeral Home for Geneva Elizabeth Esslinger, 78, of Gadsden, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. The Rev. Jay Stewart will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
Mrs. Esslinger was a member of Dwight Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard "Bunky" Esslinger; parents, Virgil and Lucille Abernathy; brother, Jimmy Abernathy; grandson, Chandler Mitchell; and brother-in-law, Larry Esslinger.
She is survived by her son, Robert (Lana) Esslinger; daughters, Carol (Abe) Williams and Melissa Mitchell; grandchildren, Mandy Vann, Megan Vann, Micah Esslinger, Matthew Esslinger (Emily Dutton), Pierce Mitchell and McKinlee Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Ayden Jackson and Avery Vann; brother-in-law, Gary (Patsy) Esslinger; sister-in-law, Angie Esslinger; and longtime friend, Janet Staples.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Dwight Baptist Church New Life Center.
Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
Online condolences may be made at www.collier-butler.com.