Geraldine "Gerri" Leek-Thomas
1931 - 2019
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87 of Gary passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday March 12, 2019. Gerri, born May 6, 1931 to Ardenia (Patton) and James Leek. Gerri was a 1949 Roosevelt graduate, she worked in the Lake County Assessor's Office and later was Deputy City Clerk and City Clerk of Gary. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sister Barbara Leek-Wesson and Brother James Donald Leek. She leaves to cherish her memory, care-giver and daughter Stephanie Thomas of Springfield, IL; sons Preston (Darlene) Thomas, Florissant, MO and Alvin Thomas Londonderry, NH; one granddaughter; two great grandchildren; six sisters, three brothers and a host of relatives, extended family and friends. Memorial services Friday March 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) the American society can be reached on line or at 888-876-3331 or to a charity of your choice.



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Published in Post-Tribune from Mar. 17 to Mar. 20, 2019.
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22
Memorial service
11:00 AM
First Baptist Church
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32 entries
August 19, 2019
Mrs. Thomas was a very special person in my childhood. Thank you for sharing her with me.
Shanda Gaddy
March 23, 2019
Judi & Family, the Barnes Family sends prayers of peace & comfort on the passing of your loved one, Gerri. I remember the fun & laughter shared during many campaign seasons. Love to you all....
Lenora Barnes & family
March 22, 2019
To the Thomas family,you have our heartfelt condolences.
James and Diane Black
March 22, 2019
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Aunt Ruth Betty Janis Ronald Patton n Betty n Janis Ronald
March 22, 2019
To Judy, Bobbie, and the Entire Thomas and Leek Families,

Sorry I couldn't be with you at this time, but sending my heartfelt condolences. Gerri was always friendly and greeted you with a smile.
Minietta Coleman-Nelson
March 21, 2019
Our condolences to the Leek Family. My Grandmother Mrs.Isaac was neighbors to the Leek Family on 2145 Madison St.
Gloriadean & Cathy Russell
March 21, 2019
Mary Major
March 21, 2019
The mentorship and words of encouragement (spiritually and mentally) she provided will never be forgotten! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Marcia Royster
March 21, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ella Bush
March 21, 2019
Sincere sympathy and prayers to the Leek family, in the loss of loved one. May the love, joy and peace of God comfort and strengthen you.
Linda B Robinson
March 20, 2019
Geri was a delight, full of life and vigor! Yet, she was no-nonsense when it was needed!
May She Make Her Tent on the Banks of the River Jordan, as She Awaits the Clarion Call for that Great Gettin' Up Morn!
Harriett Washington
March 20, 2019
Carlita Echols
March 20, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort see you through this most difficult time.
March 20, 2019
Your Mom, an incredible woman. I am who I am because of what she taught and instilled in me as a young man and the adult I am today. There aren't enough words to express her impact on my life. My sincere condolences to the family.
Lenwood Ayers, Jr.
March 20, 2019
She will sadly be missed by all. God be with you and your family.
Emile Pickens
March 20, 2019
Preston, Stephanie, and Alvin,

Our condolences go out to all of you in the Leek/Thomas family on the passing of your mother. I remember meeting your mom in her office years ago in Gary. She will be truly missed.
Gregory and Dorothy Smith
March 20, 2019
May the love and the peace of God be with you during this time.



Mrs. Debra Fomby-Hunt and Family
March 20, 2019
I am sincerely sorry for your loss and my warmest condolences are extended to Ms. Thomas family. May you be reassured that God keeps those who pass on in his memory because they are precious to him. (Psalms 116: 15)
T L
March 19, 2019
Greta E. Heard and family is extending their heartfelt condolences to the family of Geraldine Thomas.
GRETA HEARD
March 19, 2019
Judith and Clay,

You have our heartfelt condolences in the transition of your Beloved Sister, Geraldine. May the fond memories help sustain you in the months to come.

Yours in Christ,
Jimmie and Daisy Curtis
March 19, 2019
To: Judith Mead
Daisy and Jimmie Curtis
March 18, 2019
To Stephanie and Family, my sincerest condolences for the loss of your mother Gerry. When I saw you over the holidays, I had completely forgotten that she was your mother because Gerry and I were friends when we both worked for the City of Gary. She was always such a joy to spend time with and will be sincerely missed.
Rosalind Parr
March 18, 2019
A great loss to all of us that knew and loved her, but its heaven's gain to recieve and to have her. It was definitely a blessing to have been of aqaintence to such a well rounded, kind and graceful lady. May God give her rest from all her labors and give strength to her family to endure their moment of grief.
Min. Carl Gary
March 17, 2019
Stephanie, Preston and Alvin,

I am so very sorry to read about your Mom. I have such fond memories of her from years ago when she worked for my Dad, Sam Bushemi, and then with my Mom, Pearl, at the Lake County Assessor's Office. What a wonderful lady she was!! I know my Mom and Dad will be happy to see her again in Heaven! You have my most sincere sympathies. May she rest in peace.
Liz Bushemi
March 17, 2019
TO THE FAMILY SO SORRY TO READ ABOUT THE PASSING OF GERALDINE DURING MY DAYS AS HER MAIL LADY SHE COULD ALWAYS MAKE ME FEEL BETTER WHEN I WAS HAVING A BAD DAY CAUSE SHE ALWAYS MET ME WITH A SMILE IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I SAW HER BUT I WILL ALWAYS CONSIDER HER A FRIEND MY PRAYERS AND LOVE TO THE FAMILY
TONI PRICE
March 17, 2019
Stephanie,

Your mom was such a beautiful person inside and out. Your dedication and love for her was so evident and admirable. She was so blessed to have you as a daughter. May you take comfort in all the memories and love you shared. Yours was an awesome example of what a mother daughter relationship should be. You're in my prayers.
Shelly Roat
March 17, 2019
Stephanie, Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.
Bob and Judy
Bob and Judy Culli
March 17, 2019
So sorry to hear of Gerri's passing. Our prayers go out to the Leek family. Rest in Heaven.
Ray and Delores Turley
March 17, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with Stephanie, Preston, Alvin and the entire Leek/Thomas family on your loss. God has claimed another "Angel"!! You will be dearly missed "Mom"! Love ya!!
Fred Williams
March 17, 2019
Dear Stephanie and family: I am so sorry for your loss, Several of us in Spfld enjoyed getting to know your mother at our Red Hat gatherings, I believe she passed on her best qualities to Stephanie. Your watch and caregiving is now complete and your mother has a wonderful, loving daughter, My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Jeri Wright
March 17, 2019
Judy, Jean and I were very sad to hear of the lost of your sister, please know God will eases your sorrow. Ed and Jean Harmon
March 17, 2019
Stephanie, Preston, and Alvin so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She is a wonderful lady and the times I would be in her company at your home was always a delight. She always made us young men welcome and always critiqued our behavior to help us to become better individuals. Your mom will be missed by me. Your entire family will be in my prayers. Love you always. Rahn Cox
Rahn Cox
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