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Geraldine “Jerry” Harrell Ransom

Geraldine “Jerry” Harrell Ransom passed away in Gainesville, FL on Wednesday May 6, 2015. She was born in Brooker, Florida, in 1924, to Minnie and Mozell Harrell. Following graduation from high school, she attended Florida Beauty College in Jacksonville. After working in Jacksonville for a short time, Jerry came back to Gainesville to work as a cosmetologist for Delores Beauty Shop. After she met and married her husband, Harold Ransom, she opened a small shop in her home. There they raised their family and were charter members of Highlands Presbyterian Church. She and Harold were dedicated to serving God wherever they were needed. Most often it was either her cooking or her organizational skills that was needed and given lovingly. Geraldine worked over fifty years as a hair dresser before retiring and moving out to their lake place to a home that they themselves had built. Following the passing of Jerry’s husband, she moved back to their home in Gainesville and lived until a fall required her to rehabilitate before returning. Her temporary stay at Emeritus turned into a permanent home surrounded by loving friends and faculty. . Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Ransom, and her brother, R. L. Harrell of Palatka, FL., and is survived by her daughters, Patricia McClary, Susan Bryant (Danny), and Brenda Smith (Richard Carrell) and son, Wayne Ransom (JoAnna) and their families which included 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, and a brother-in-law Elmer (Carolyn) Ransom, and many friends. Jerry was a beautiful, down to earth person who loved her family. She could talk about anything with anyone, and she loved doing crafts, landscaping, cooking and sewing. Throughout her life, she remained a truly involved person. She never lost her sense of humor and made us laugh all the time. She will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Highlands Presbyterian Church 1001 NE 16th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel, where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday May 14, 2015. Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Alachua, FL.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!