Geraldine Odester "Sporty" Amos, on March 17, 2014 at 8:02 am God called his faithful servant home. She was 91 years old. She is preceded in death by her beloved parents, Rev. Grover C. Amos Sr., and Lillie Mae Owens Amos, her loving sister and brother, Marguerite Cleon Amos and Grover C. Amos Jr. Miss Amos was a native of Lake Providence, LA, but came to New Orleans as an infant. She was a product of Macarty, Albert Wicker and McDonogh # 35, she received a Christian Training Diploma from Union Baptist Theological Seminary, a BA degree from Dillard University, a BS from Atlanta University, Master of Science degree and a Master of Religious Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary being the first black woman admitted. In 1972 Miss Amos returned to Dillard University where she served as Associate Librarian until 1985 when she retired. Miss Amos had a full and enjoyable life for which she thanked God daily. Her passion was visiting the sick and shut-in, tutoring children and adults. She loved reading, baking, letter writing and was a world traveler. Miss Amos leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted sister who she lived with the last 88 years Beulah Eloise Dixon Amos, one niece Cheryl Ann, 4 nephews, Grover Cleveland III, Michael Keith, Bruce Kevin and Glen David Amos, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, a host of other relatives, friends and the Amozion Church family. Relatives, friends of the family, also residents, faculties and staffs of The Landing at Behrman Place, Dillard University, Deansgate Factory, Dears Serenity House, New Orleans Post Office, Ochsner Hospital and The Sanctuary at Passages Hospice; pastors, officers and members of Branch Bell, Asia, Greater Liberty, Second Free Mission, Second Zion Number 1, Austerlitz, Pentecost, Regular, Pleasant Zion and all neighboring churches are all invited to attend the service at Amozion Baptist Church, 907 Deslonde St., NOLA 70117 on Saturday, March 29, 2014 for 10:00 am, Rev. Charles Mack, officiating. Interment is in St. Louis # 3 Cemetery, 3421 Esplanade Ave., NOLA 70119. Arrangements with Charbonnet Labat Glapion, (504) 581-4411.
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New Orleans, LA 70116-2936
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Mar. 27 to Mar. 29, 2014