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Geraldine L. Ramsey

March 31, 2020

Geraldine L. Ramsey

Geraldine L. (Watson) Ramsey, 79, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Affectionately known as “Aunt Geri,” “Ms. Geri,” “Ms. Ramsey,” or “Iodine”, Geri was born on February 3, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York.

Geri was predeceased by her parents, Rev. Charles O. and Deaconess Mattie C. Watson, beloved sister, Thelma A. Gunning (Oscar, Sr.), and daughter, Dawn Ramsey-Terrell.

Geri was educated in the Harrisburg School District and graduated from the former William Penn High School (Home of the Tigers). As a young adult, she became employed with the PA Liquor Control Board. Geri retired from the PLCB in 1994 with 32 years of service.

Always the source of family entertainment, Geri loved baking, watching sports, viewing soap operas, and completing word search/crossword puzzles. Most notably, she was known for organizing bus trips to New York City and the Glen Burnie Crab Feast.

Deeply grieving their loss: son-in-love, Jason Terrell, and grandson, Aajaylah (AJ) Terrell. Nephews and nieces: Oscar Gunning, Jr., Sharon Gilchrist (Charles Wright), Rodney Gunning (Connie), Marla Gunning, and Roscoe Gunning (Anique). Great-nephews and nieces: Cheryl Gunning and Marti Gunning-Holton (Terry), Janeé Gilchrist-Corbin (Noel) and Keisha Gilchrist-Broomes (Chris), Aja Gunning-Paige (Bryan), Aaron Gunning (Tonya), Amber Gunning-Cosme (Juan), and Quion Gunning and Qyler Gunning. Devoted cousins: Dorothy “Dot” Patterson and Velma Farquharson. Lastly, lifelong friend Dan Wright and numerous extended family members and friends.

 A private, graveside committal will be planned at the convenience of the family.

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