Portsmouth - Gerena Wooding, 93, of the 2400 block of Lansing Avenue, died on January 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her two husbands: Anthony Gist, Sr. and James Wooding and her parents: William and Addie Spann Belton. She is survived by three sons: Anthony Gist, Jr. and Reginald Gist both of Portsmouth and Larry Gist of Fort Wayne, IN; one step-daughter, Terresa Vines of Berke,VA; one sister, Clara Minor; 15 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 11 at 11AM at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Portsmouth. Burial will follow in Roosevelt Memorial Park. On the day of the service the family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11AM. Corprew Funeral Home is in charge.