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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Geraldine 'Gerri' Wilson

  • Geraldine 'Gerri' Wilson, 85, peacefully entered into rest with her family at her side on Jan. 26, 2013, at Granby House, Granby, following an illness.
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  • Geraldine 'Gerri' Wilson, 85, peacefully entered into rest with her family at her side on Jan. 26, 2013, at Granby House, Granby, following an illness.
    She was born on Feb. 20, 1927, in Joplin, to William and Elsie (Wampler) Copeland.
    Gerri was a lifelong area resident and had resided in the Diamond area for the past 50 years. She worked for Safeway Bakery and Wal-Mart. She was also a homemaker and a member of the Spring City Church of Christ.
    Gerri married Marvin Macy on Feb. 8, 1944, and from this marriage three children were born: Jerry Macy (deceased), Sandy Cullum, Monett, Debbie Carter (Steve), Diamond; and daughter-in-law, Leona Macy, Carthage. Gerri is also survived by grandchildren: Jeff Macy (Kathy), Chris Macy (Ronda), Angie Swadley (Jeff), Wendy Elder (Dustin), John Carter (Cassy), and Ben Carter; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Tommy Copeland, Bobby Copeland, Frank Copeland, Billy Copeland, and Mickey Copeland.
    Marvin preceded Gerri in death on March 7, 1985.
    Along with her husband and son she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Chuck, Jack, and Kenneth Copeland; sisters, Eunice Copeland, Maybelline Wilburn, and June Arehart.
    Gerri married J.T. Wilson on July 14, 1986, and he survives.
    She is also survived by step-children, Stanley Wilson, Diamond, Melonie Cline (Paul), Carthage, Candalea Wilson, Neosho; step-grandchildren, Tiffany Wilson, Tara Wilson, Matt Cline (Beth), Holly Brock (Matt), Emily Baxter (Brent), Sunny Lewis (Butch), Bobbie Jo Cornell (Chris), Levi Ellison, and Shannon Payne; eight step-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by step-grandchild, Jeanie Payne.
    Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, at Clark Funeral Home, Chapel of Memories, Granby. Bob Stafford officiating. Honoring "Gram" as pallbearers will be her grandsons.
    The body will lie in state from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, with family receiving friends from 6-7 p.m. Interment will be in Diamond Cemetery, Diamond.
    Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Gerri to Fairhaven Children's Home c/o Clark Funeral Home P.O. Box 26 Granby, 64844.
    Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby.
    Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.

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