Geraldine "Gerry" Adams, 64
Lakeland- Geraldine B. Adams, 64, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at her home after her battle with cancer. Gerry was born July 25, 1949 in Baltimore, MD to Joseph and Wanda Whitehurst. Gerry was employed by St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winter Haven, FL for 34 years as a bookkeeper. She was most happy when surrounded by family and friends. She loved hosting her family and preparing large meals during the holidays! Some of her favorite things to do were, gardening, as she took pride in her well maintained flower beds! Also, Gerry very much enjoyed spending her Saturday mornings browsing yard sales in search of antiques and various collectables. She loved to show off her Awsome deals and newly found treasures. It was also a guarentee that at any of her get togethers, there was going to be seafood and her most famous Deviled eggs! Gerry is survived by her husband of 21 years Rudy; brother Joseph Whitehurst (Annette) of Lakeland; brother Timothy Whitehurst of Elberton, GA; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Ann Holt of Lakeland; daughter Cris Adams-Ferriero of Palm Coast, FL; daughter Carrie Adams of Ormond Beach, FL; daughter Faith Adams of lakeland; and 17 grandchildren.
The family is hosting a celebration of Gerry's life during the viewing on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6-8pm at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, with services taking place on Thursday, November 7, 2013, 12 noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winter Haven.