Geraldine Laramore, 83, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Her son, Jerry Lunsford, who suffered an aneurysm in the early 1970’s, passed away in the early afternoon of Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Sells Nursing Home in Matthews, Mo.
She was born June 28, 1931, at Neelys Landing, Mo., to Harrison and Tavie Wills King. She and Ernest M. Lunsford were married August, 1948. They had been married 18 years when he passed away August, 1966. She and Edward “Dick” Laramore were married April 22, 1972. They had been married 20 years when he passed away December 29, 1992.
Geraldine attended grade school at Neelys Landing. Always of the Baptist faith, she attended the former Baptist Church at Neelys Landing and First Baptist Church in Jackson. She was a devoted, loving mother to her eight children and in the early 1970’s when her son, Jerry, experienced the aneurysm, she devoted herself to his fulltime care.
She worked at the former shoe factory in Cape Girardeau and the former Voorhes Greenhouse in Jackson.
Loving survivors include seven children, Nelson (the late Gracie) King, Jerry Lunsford (who died later the same day as Geraldine), Brenda (the late Gary) Sides, Kathryn “Sue” (Mike) Stinson, Doris “June” Collier, Ricky (Judy) Lunsford, and Debra (the late Wes) Kinder, all of Jackson; four step-children, David E. (Annette) Laramore, Michael T. Laramore, both of Red Bud, Illinois., Dixie (Bernie) Clayton of O’Fallon, Missouri., Joyce Ann (Jim) Hundley of Waterloo, Illinois; two sisters, Violet (the late Arnold) Sides of Blue Mound, Illinois, Doris (Leonard) Landis of Anna, Illinois; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several step-grandchildren.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, Toney Lunsford in 1994; a grandson, Brian Sides in 2002; three siblings, Bob (Geneva) King, Mae (Norman) Lunsford, Peggy (Eddie) Craft; and two young siblings.
Visitation will be Friday, March 13, 2015, from 4 to 8 PM, at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral will be Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 1 PM, at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Vernon officiating.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Fruitland.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association.
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