Geraldine Love

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Geraldine Young Love, 83, passed away to eternal life on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

Geraldine was born in Belzoni, Miss., on March 16, 1927 to Joe and Bertha White Young. She married Henry Love on Aug. 17, 1946.

Geraldine, a longtime resident of Cape Girardeau, graduated from John S. Cobb High School, Cape Girardeau. She was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church, where she served faithfully for many years. She served as president of the Usher Ministry, president of the Missions Ministry and wherever there was a need for her service. She was lovingly referred to by members as "Mother Love."

Geraldine was a testimony of the power and strength you can receive when you put all your trust in Jesus Christ. She was the rock on which the foundation of the Love Family was built. She always praised God and gave him all honor and glory. She often stated that her heart's desire was to "Live a good life and serve the Lord." Her children will continue to draw on her strength.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Gerald (Beatrice) Love, DeSoto, Texas; four daughters, JoAnn Gillis, Dumfries, Va.; Hannah Love, St Louis, Glenda (Romme) Burch, Fredericksburg Va.; and Jeanne Vanessa (Daniel) Livers, Jefferson City, Mo.; two sisters: Elizabeth Wigfall, South Bend, Ind., and Darlene White Love, Durham N.C.; a son-in-law, David Lyons, Ellisville, Mo., 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three children: Henry Edward Love, Jennifer Elaine Lyons, and Gail Annette Edwards.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Ford and Sons Funeral Home at 1001 N. Mount Auburn Road.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 835 Beaudean Lane, Cape Girardeau, with the Rev. Wiley Reed officiating.

Burial will follow at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery.