Geraldine Gaston McLaurin

Published 6:00 am Friday, March 10, 2006

Services for Geraldine Gaston McLaurin, of Brookhaven, are 11a.m. Saturday, March 11, at Second Baptist M.B. Church with burialin Carver Heights Cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Friday from 1-6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. McLaurin, 80, died March 3, 2006, at Cottage Grove NursingHome in Jackson. She was born on Aug. 2, 1925, to Will Gaston andKatie Kelly Gaston.

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She was retired from her job as head cook at Lindsey HeadstartCenter. She was a member of Second Baptist M.B. Church, where shewas a dedicated usher and hard worker in church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her sisters, Janie MaeKelly, Lula Mae Banks and Lucretia McArthur; and her brothers, J.W.Gaston and Minyon Gaston.

Survivors are her sons, Louis McLaurin and his wife, Gloria, ofJackson, Irby McLaurin and his wife, Phyllis, of Brookhaven; herdaughter, Earlene Washington and her husband, Ralph, of Jackson;her sister, Luvenia Jackson, of Fayette; her grandchildren,Nicholas McLaurin and Rai Williams, both of Jackson, Dr. LaTonyaWashington, of Little Rock, Ark., Kimberly Washington, of Memphis,Tenn., and Jasmine Washington, of Jackson; and a host of nieces,nephews, other relatives and friends.