Geraldine Virgina Hughes
1943 - 2020
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Geraldine Virgina (New) Hughes was born May 26, 1943 in Chicago, IL. She became a member of New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in 1952 and served there faithfully until the Lord called her home. Gerri graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1961 and shortly thereafter became a professional barber for 47 years. She married Ronald G. Hughes and two this union, birthed two children. Gerri went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 13, 2020. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life: daughter, Valinda L. (Hughes) Pratt (Jeffrey Cohen) (Phoenix, AZ), son, Gregory C. Hughes (Gary, IN), grandson, Triston J. Pratt (Atlanta, GA), sisters, Lou Ella Smith and Kim Clay, special friend, Charles Boone, and a host of extended family and friends. Visitation Saturday, February 22,2020 from 9:00a.m.- 11:00a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. all services at New Mt. Moriah Baptist Church 1917 Carolina Street. Rev. W.N. Reed officiating. Entombment Evergreen Memorial Park.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Feb. 19, 2020.
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February 25, 2020

My prayers and condolences go out to you. So sorry that I am just now extending this, but I DID NOT KNOW Gerrie had "gone to be with the Lord." Living in Pittsburgh, I occasionally check the on-line Post Tribune and learned of her passing.

Gerrie and I were good friends at Roosevelt and after graduation as well, before I relocated. She was BEAUTIFUL; BOTH INSIDE AND OUT!. Such a "sweet" demeanor and always loving and kind.

I pray that God will give you peace in the days to come and that you will cherish her memory, as will I.

God bless
February 25, 2020

May God comfort you during this heartfelt moment. Your Mom was a beautiful spirit inside and out. God is comforting her now and she will always be your Angel watching over you.
Angela Grant-Grady
February 22, 2020
Prayers up for family, deepest condolences
Lewis Thornton
February 21, 2020
Ms. Geri was truly beautiful person inside and out. As a young girl, my mom took me to Irby's on 11th avenue to get my hair done and there I met Ms. Geri. Prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Darian Collins & Imogene Metcalfe
February 20, 2020
Our loss is heaven's gain. That special smile will remain in my memory. May God bless the family and wipe tears away .
Marvin Malone
February 20, 2020
my thought and prayer are with you ,may god give you strength. Rest in peace Gerry will miss you and love you .
February 20, 2020
Greta Heard and family would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to Valinda and Gregory on the loss of their beautiful beloved mother, Geraldine.
February 20, 2020
Beautiful smile, soul and spirit. Always greeted you with a smile. Condolences to the family.
Gloria A Staples & family
February 20, 2020
May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time.
linda Barnes-caldwell
February 20, 2020
For many years you were my husband Barber Earth Loss is heaven Gain Rest in the Lord we love you God Love you Best Mrs. John WWilliams
February 20, 2020
Gregory and family,
My condolences and prayers to you and your family.
LaShung Willis
February 19, 2020
We had the pleasure of meeting, patronizing, and conversing with not only a beautiful and stylish Lady, but a Kind soul...We will miss seeing you around Mrs. Geraldine..Rest In Heaven
Diva Doo's
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February 19, 2020
To Greg and Valinda, I was saddened and shocked to hear of your mom's passing. I just saw her last year at Vivian's homegoing wow, but anyway God is still good even in death, I have sat where you are sitting now. All that I know is that absent from the body is present with the Lord, God Bless, Bernadine McGhee
Bernadine McGhee
February 19, 2020
The Richardson Family Extends Our Deepest Condolences To The Hughes Family. You will be truly miss.
February 19, 2020
Earth lost is Heaven Gain Rest in Peace
February 19, 2020
Delores Ellis Williams
February 18, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. Unable to attend the homegoing of a beautiful saint and our dear friend and sister.
174 Tanglewood
February 18, 2020
Leatice Rogers
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