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Geraldine Ireland Carpenter


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Geraldine Ireland Carpenter

Shreveport - Geraldine Ireland Carpenter was born in Tullos, Louisiana on July 7, 1928 to Lewis and Mary Thomas Ireland. She passed away in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 13, 2018 surrounded by her family.

She attended Tullos Grade School, graduated from Trout-Goodpine High School in 1945, and enrolled in Centenary College Cadet Nurses Corps. She married the love of her life, John Calvin Carpenter and raised four children and a foster son together. She retired from school bus driving for Caddo Parish.

Geraldine taught Sunday school at Central Christian Church and later at Oakcrest Christian Church. She later became an active member at Countryside Christian Church until she passed away. She belonged to the Blanchard Chapter 127, Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Pat), Jerry Diane Cason (JC), James T "Tommy" (Sheila); a foster son, Buddy Bullard (Lacey); a sister, Melba King (Sonny); 10 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 11 great great grandchildren and numerous other family members.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Carpenter; a son, Robert "Bob" Carpenter; her parents; and five siblings.

A visitation for Ms. Carpenter will occur Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm held at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will occur Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:00 am with the interment following. Brother Ted Hardin will be officiating the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like everyone to donate to the or a in Ms. Carpenter's memory.
Published in Shreveport Times from May 15 to May 17, 2018
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