I'd known God mother Gerri Johnson since I was a child. She was my official God mother, my mother and her knew each other since the 3rd grade they were the best of friends and Aunt Geraldine gave wisdom and blessings and direction and so many children's lives she was the fore front of what we call today a real diva. We used to sit for hours talking about life and the meaning of it. She gave my mother so many words of wisdom which my mother raised me by. She was one of the 1st lady's I looked up to as far as dressing. Getting into fashion at 16 came from the words of wisdom from my my God mother. My mother in her were like mic & Mac they both moved up here from Richmond Virginia after both of them Graduating college VUU . And Cheryl was ever bit like her mother a classy lady. My mother Alma Patterson used to say they broke the mold after Aunt Geraldine! She always had time to speak to me and give me advice she will sorely be miss. Thank you very much for being my God mother. She kept it real !!!such a LADY!# THANK YOU AUNT GERALDINE. my frist fashion muse. And I'm still copying her style.
Beverly e. Patterson
June 18, 2021
She was a rara avis. As an aunt Geraldine Bailey Williams Johnson epitomized the bard's refrain, " Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety." The incomparable spirit will live on as a legacy to family and those in her enchanted orbit. She will be indelibly missed.
David A. G. Johnson, Jr.
April 7, 2021
I am proud to have known such a great loving and considerate person. She was a member of the Cherry Hill African American Civic almost from the time of its inception in 1978. She also served as Treasurer for many years and contributed greatly to the organization's scholarship fund and general fund. She was a joy to be around and let it be known that she was a Child of our Lord Jesus Christ. We will keep the family in prayers and pray that God grants them many blessings.
March 29, 2021
To THE FAMILY: As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Geraldine was a beautiful soul whose memory will live on in the hearts and minds of many. Geraldine may you Rest In Peace. Yours was most certainly a life well lived. You legacy will live on always.
Sophie W. Hayward
March 29, 2021
To the family Someone who knew me since a child. I only knew as Aunt Geri. Geri was a beautiful,and loving person, her love infectious. Geri was a magnificent trailblazer for black women, always stressing the importance of education no matter who you were. I thank you for sharing her with my family. I always enjoyed her smile,her laugh,and the many dinners we shared. I will always have a special place in my heart for a very special and loving aunt. Love, JoAnn Moore (Dolores Moore's) Daughter
March 28, 2021
A Pioneer of grace love kindness and wisdom. Her presence will Always be around everyone she touched met and loved. Your niece, Soror Maria Reid
March 28, 2021
To the Aunt of Linda, Lisa, Maria, Gerri, and Family:
Thank you for being a positive role model. As a college student from Newark and Irvington in the late 80's and early 90's, I was fortunate to be introduced to you by your nieces. You became Aunt Geri to everyone. It was good to see Black women who demonstrated the Justification for Higher Education. Your presence showed me that I too....who looked like you.... can be successful with degrees. I paid attention! As a result, I became an educator with a bunch of degrees, also. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For being a Great Role Model.
RIP Aunt Geri Love Felecia Johnson
March 27, 2021
Geraldine was one of my favorite people. Always enjoyed being in her presence. Met her through my in-laws in the 1950's, in Richmond, VA.