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Geraldine Ivory was born on February 18, 1934 in Opelika, Alabama to the union of John Wesley Moore and Bertha Preer-Moore. Geraldine was the first of three daughters born to this union. At the age of seven, Geraldine and her family relocated to Chicago. They frequently visited her grandparents in Alabama during summer vacations. She accepted Christ at an early age and they became members of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church. During her childhood she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. Throughout her life her Christian faith was a guiding influence, and at the time of her death, she was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Geraldine graduated from Manley High School in Chicago, IL. She furthered her education by becoming a nurse. Her employment was in the medical field starting at Presbyterian St. Luke Hospital, Augustana Hospital and retiring from Rush Oak Park Hospital.
Geraldine was a beautiful and fashion-conscious woman. Her interest included history, politics, jazz music, cooking and reading. She was the mother of the neighborhood and a strict disciplinarian. She enjoyed traveling and engaging in deep conversation.
Geraldine was the matriarch of her family a source of wisdom and history. She expressed love through her cooking which included several delicacies that will surely be missed.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Arnold D. Moore, Pamela D. Rivers, Yolanda M. Fields-Young (Herman), Michael A. Fields, Rosalyn Johnson (Roland), Jacqulynn Fields, Victoria Baker (Ernie), Geraldine Austin (Aaron), and Gwendolyn Ivory; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren a total of four generations; and her niece Cynthia Williams.
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AA Rayner & Sons Funeral Home
5911 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60644
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