Geraldine White Hervey passed into her eternal home April 9, 2022 at the age of 96. Geraldine was born on November 26, 1925 in Wood County, Texas in the Myrtle Springs Community.
Geraldine graduated from Quitman High School; following this, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Education from East Texas State University at Commerce (now Texas A&M Commerce) in 1954. Following the completion of her education, she taught elementary grades in Plains, Gladewater, and White Oak, Texas.
On July 2, 1955, Geraldine married Harold Syprett Hervey at First Baptist Church of Quitman. They lived together in Longview, Texas where they raised their three children, Janet Kay Hervey, Kent Harold Hervey, and Carolyn Ann Hervey Fogle. She joined First Baptist Church of Longview in 1955. She took great joy in attending and fellowshipping with the Encouragers Sunday School class which was led by Don Connors and Jim Hughey.
The family remembers Geraldine/Gerry as a dedicated Christian and family caretaker. She enjoyed both singing and listening to hymns and other spiritual songs. Her children appreciated that she took them to church and that the family worshiped together. She spent time daily reading the Bible and studying her Sunday School lesson. She loved God and was ready to go live with and worship Him forever. She was a person that laughed a lot, had a dry wit, but did not like surprises. She loved her children and grandchildren and prayed for them constantly.
Her ministries at First Baptist Church included visiting for cradle roll, interceding weekly in prayer room, writing prayergrams, visiting homebound members, and teaching Sunday School for sixth grade girls. Additionally, she volunteered at Good Shepherd Hospital (now CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center) as a “pink lady” for more than thirty years delivering flowers and newspapers and escorting visitors around the hospital.
Geraldine was an extrovert. She loved people and showed this by handwriting encouraging letters and cards, making phone calls and house calls, hosting at her home, and cooking and delivering food. She enjoyed traveling nationally and internationally with Harold, friends, and family.
She spent many years on Mockingbird Lane enjoying visiting with her neighbors and gardening. In 2012 she moved to Buckner Westminster where you would often find her on Mondays in the game room playing cards such as Hand and Foot. She also enjoyed Wednesday morning bible study and worship time.
Geraldine was predeceased by: her husband, Harold Hervey, parents Sid J. White and Ola McCreight White, sisters Eva White Beckham and Marjorie White Foote, and brother Malcolm White.
She is survived by her children: Janet Hervey of Thailand, Kent Hervey (wife Cara) of Wylie, Texas, and Carolyn Ann Fogle (husband Ward) of Longview, Texas; grandchildren: Richard Hervey (wife Divya) of Dallas, Texas, Christine Hervey Smith (husband Dustin) of Pflugerville, Texas, Kimberly Fogle of Dallas, Texas, Jennifer Fogle of Longview, Texas, and Sarah Fogle Buttrum (husband Ben) of Camden, Arkansas; great-grandchildren: Jorryn Smith and Kai Smith; other family.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Myrtle Springs Baptist Church (2185 FM 2225, Quitman, TX 75783) with Chaplain Rick Webb officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior, beginning at 1:00 PM. Gerry will be laid to rest following the service at Myrtle Springs Cemetery.
For friends in Longview, there will be a family visiaiton at Mobberly Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM in the Worship Center - South Foyer.
We as a family want to say thanks to the Buckner Westminister facilities as well as Heartsway Hospice for their loving care of our mother.
Preference for memorials in lieu of flowers:
International Mission Board (IMB)
3806 Monument Ave.
Richmond, VA 23230
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4351 McCann Rd.
Longview, TX 75605
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First Baptist Church Longview
209 E. South Street
Longview, TX 75601
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