Geraldine Williams Garner, 89, passed into the arms of her heavenly father on Tuesday, April 21st, at FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care surrounded by her family

Geraldine was a native of Moore County. She graduated from Elise High School in 1949. She was a homemaker and worked many years in the Robbins textile mill and Ithaca Hosiery industries. Geraldine loved the Lord, her family and her church.

Nannie loved caring for her grandchildren. She always had a meal prepared for her entire family to gather every Sunday. She was an excellent cook, and enjoyed sharing her gift with family and friends. She was a faithful Christian woman, serving alongside her husband for 57 years. Geraldine was a daughter of the late Dossie & Bonnie Williams and was preceded in death by her husband: Lewell Swanson (Dink) Garner; granddaughter: Mary Kathryn Garner; greatgranddaughter: Adalyn Elizabeth Garner; sisters: Edith W. Coles, Lula Mae (Goodie) W. Scott, & Patti (Pat) W. Williams, brotherinlaws, Bill Coles and Roby Williams.

Geraldine is survived by daughter: S. Diann Garner and husband Roby: son: Jarius M. Garner and Anne; grandchildren: Anthony Garner, Joel Garner, and Chloe Garner; greatgrandson: Jace Garner; brother in law: Lacy Scott, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

The body will lie in state Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 3:00 until 6:00 PM and Friday, April 24, 2020 from 8:00 until 11:00 AM, at Kennedy Funeral Home,, Robbins, NC. Due to the COVID19 virus, family will not be present, but friends are welcome to come by the funeral home to sign the registry..

There will be a graveside funeral 1:00 PM, Friday, April 24, 2020 at Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery, where she was a faithful member, with the Reverend David Woodhouse officiating.

Memorials may be made to Smyrna United Methodist Church, 203 Smyrna Church Road, Robbins, NC 27325.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Garner family.

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  1. My Deepest sympathy for all the family! Diane and Jarius you were blessed to have wonderful Christian parents and I will always remember their kindness! Thoughts and prayers for you all!

  2. Fond memories from my childhood to now. She always made me feel loved. Prayers and hugs for all of you.

  3. Our hearts with yours are saddened at this time. But we rejoice that a dear saint is now forever in the presence of our Lord .

  4. Diann, Jarius and family, Kim and I are grieved to learn of your loss of Mrs. Garner. A sweet, friendly lady to all. She will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. May God richly bless you all. We love you. Bruce and Kim

  5. We are saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a special part of our Sunday School class, a very sweet lady. May God Bless You and Comfort you! Harold and Cathy

  6. We love her very much. Always smiling and such a sweet Christian lady. Prayers to you all. Miss u all
    David and Doretha

  7. Many thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all during this difficult time.

    Mittie Nall sends her deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers.

  8. Deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers for you all during this difficult time.

    Mittie Nall sends her deepest condolences and prayers for you all.

  9. Marius & family….so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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