Margie Gertrude Jordan Geter

Margie Gertrude Jordan Geter

Margie Gertrude Jordan Geter, 84, passed from this life Dec. 10, 2012 following a lengthy illness. The Shreveport resident was a charter member of the First Assembly of God Church which she attended for almost 70 years.

Mrs. Geter was proceeded in death by her husband, Prentis Othene Geter; a son, Steve Prentis Geter; her parents, Pearl Manche Jordan and Clarence A. Jordan; four brothers, Albert, Floyd, Cletus, and the Rev. Lonnie Jordan; a sister, Thelma Jordan Addison.

Known to friends and family as Big Mama, she is survived by a daughter, Terri Eddington (Tim); a grandson, Steven Paul Geter (Ainsley); a great-granddaughter, Maelee Geter; two great-grandsons, Blaine and Brock Geter, all of Shreveport; two step-grandchildren, LaDonna Kee (Jeramie) and Benjamin Eddington; three step-great-grandchildren, Lexie, Michael, and Maverick Kee, all of Mesquite, TX.

Mrs. Geter also leaves a special daughter, Lydia Hooper; a niece, Margie Addison Tubbs, her namesake; and many other nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

A quick sense of humor endeared her to many people. She worked as a hairdresser during her younger years and more recently as a sales clerk at J.C. Penney. Margie loved her family, the Lord, and music. For most of her life, she sang in church and accompanied herself on piano, accordion, or guitar. One of her fondest memories was singing and playing at the Louisiana Hayride on the same show as Elvis, who was not yet famous. Until she became ill, she sang on a gospel circuit at local churches.

Pallbearers will be Roger Addison, George Methvin, Jexie White, Claude Price, Dennis Tubbs and Bill Frazier. Honorary pallbearer is Clarence S. "Jacky" Addison.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 at Shreveport Community Church (formerly First Assembly of God) with the Rev. Denny Duron; Rev. Frances Duron; Rev. Bruce Ewing; and Rev. Brian Opbroek officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Park West.

The family will receive visitors Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside.

Special thanks are extended to Dr. David Abdehou and the many employees of Willis-Knighton Pierremont, Life Care, Shreveport-Bossier Hospice, Ballentine Ambulance, and Fresenius Medical who took care of Big Mama and grew to appreciate her as a friend.


Published in Shreveport Times on Dec. 13, 2012