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  • "I'm sorry for your loss. She was a very strong and giving..."
    - Kristi
  • "Dear Rudy & Faith, I will miss Gerry so much. We talked..."
  • "Gerry was family from the first time I met her. So glad..."
  • "Gerry you will be missed by everyone, I cannot believe you..."
    - Jenny Welch
  • "I love you and miss you so much."
    - Justin Adams
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LAKELAND - Geraldine B. Adams, 64, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at her home after her battle with cancer.
Gerry was born on July 25, 1949 in Baltimore, MD, to Joseph and Wanda Whitehurst. Gerry was employed by St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winter Haven, FL, for 35 years and 8 mos. Gerry was most happy when she was surrounded by family and friends. She loved hosting her family and preparing large meals during the holidays! Some of her favorite things to do were, gardening, as she took pride in her well maintained flower beds! Also, Gerry very much enjoyed spending her Saturday mornings browsing yard sales in search of antiques and various collectables. She loved to show off her awesome deals and newly found treasures. It was also a guarantee that at any of her get-togethers, there was going to be seafood and her most famous Deviled eggs!
Gerry is survived by her husband of 21 years Rudy; brother Joseph Whitehurst (Annette) of Lakeland; brother Timothy Whitehurst of Elberton, GA; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Ann Holt of Lakeland; daughter Cris Adams-Ferriero of Palm Coast, FL; son Justin Adams of Gainesville, FL; daughter Carrie Adams of Ormond Beach, FL; daughter Faith Adams of Lakeland; and 17 grandchildren.
The family will be hosting a celebration of Gerry's life during the viewing on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:00-8:00 PM includes a 6:30 Rosary service and a 7:00 PM Prayer service at Ott-Laughlin @ Glen Abbey, with funeral services taking place on Thursday, November 7, 2013, 12:00 PM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church chapel in Winter Haven.


Published in Ledger from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home
2198 K-Ville Ave | Auburndale, FL 33823 | (863) 967-8558
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