Geraldine Purdie


Geraldine Mason Purdie, 82, of the Lamontville Community, passed away at home on Saturday, March 16, 2019. 

She was born on Aug. 12, 1936. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Malcolm (Mack) Ford Purdie, who passed away on March 8, 2019; her daughter, Cynthia Darlene Matthews; her parents, Buford and Ressie (Gibson) Mason; her sister, Geneva McConnell; and two brothers: Herchel Mason and Buddie Mason.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her sons: Bryan and his wife, Nell, Kenneth and his wife, Loretta, Sid and his wife, Terri, J.B. and his wife, Tina, and Alan and his wife, Pam. She also had many grandchildren, extended family members and friends. 

A Celebration of her Life is planned for Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 4 p.m. at Short Creek Baptist Church, Athens. 

The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

You are encouraged to share a memory of Geraldine and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at


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