Betty R. Gerino

Betty Reid Gerino, 89, of Colonial Heights, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

She was the daughter of the late Clarence Elmore Reid Sr. and Sadie Mae Edwards Reid, and was predeceased by her grandson, William Thomas Garrison. Mrs. Gerino was the first paid secretary and a long-time member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.

Survivors include her four children, Robert Jay Gerino and wife, Mary Jean, Linda Jo Deluge and husband, Warren, Ticia Gerino and John Ronald Gerino; one sister, Elizabeth Reid Wilson; three brothers, Clarence Elmore Reid Jr. and wife, Mary Jane, of Florida, Robert David Reid and wife, Millie, and James Wesley Reid and wife, Ruth; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m.Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sunset Memorial Park, Chester, with the Rev. Dr. Andrew Brockelman officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 3110 Greenwood Ave., Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index on Feb. 18, 2014