Geraldine Blankenship Sturgis

Rock Hill – Mrs. Geraldine Blankenship Sturgis, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Mrs. Sturgis was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina on August 23, 1928, the daughter of Forrest Joseph Blankenship and Viola Deas Blankenship. She graduated from Rock Hill High School and attended Winthrop College. She was a former secretary of First Baptist Church in Rock Hill where she met her husband Leon. They were devoted members, he as a Deacon and she as a Sunday school teacher, G.A. leader, and bible school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon A. Sturgis, and her sisters, Elsie Blankenship, Jordan, and LaVera Blankenship Adams.

A graveside service for Mrs. Sturgis will be 3:00 pm, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Laurelwood Cemetery with the Reverend Ron Richardson officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service at the cemetery.

Mrs. Sturgis is survived by her daughter, Deborah Sturgis Stone and her husband, John; her son, Gerald L. Sturgis and his wife, Libby; her four grandchildren, Julie Stone Sloan, Forrest Sturgis, Mark Sturgis, and Alex Sturgis; her seven great-grandchildren; and her one brother, Forrest Andre’ Blankenship of Saint Augustine, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207
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