AUGUST 2, 1924 – JUNE 5, 2019
Geraldine “Gerry” Mayhue Morris Simmons, 94, died on June 5, 2019, at the Green Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center in Nashville, Tennessee following a brief illness. She was surrounded by family members and loved ones.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Green Hill Memorial Garden, Cadiz Road, Christian County. There will be no visitation.
Geraldine Mayhue was born on Aug. 2, 1924, in Oil Trough, Arkansas, to parents Thelma Beatrice Husley and William Benjamin Mayhue. The first of 10 children, Benalynn Mayhue Hunter, Bonnie Mayhue Jerigan, Jackie Mayhue Scratz, and two infant brothers preceeded her in death. Surviving siblings include Kenneth Amos Mayhue (California), Jimmy Max Mayhue (California), Beatrice Mayhue Throckmorton (Arkansas) and Betty Lou Mayhue Wynn (Arkansas).
Geraldine and Amos Ray Morris (deceased) had three children: Donna Morris Bostick (Nashville), Michael E. (deceased) and Nancy Morris (Nashville), and Bruce E. Morris (Nashville).
She was blessed to have six grandchildren: Dudley McBride (Jackson, TN), Richard Joseph Bostick Jr. (Nashville), John Michael Bostick (Nashville), Jessica Rae Morris, Addison Morris (Nashville), and Daniel E. Morris (Nashville), in addition to four great-grandchildren.
Gerry graduated from Bald Knob High School in Bald Knob, Arkansas in 1942 where she was captain of the girls varsity basketball team. Following graduation she found meaningful work with Cadillac Motor Co. in Detroit, Michigan, making Allison Airplane motors. Gerry met Ray Morris at Cadillac Motor Company. They were married in 1943, moved to Hopkinsville and raised their family. Gerry was one of Hopkinsville’s top bowlers for many years and influenced many young residents throughout the city as their bowling instructor.
In 1977, Gerry married Kenneth D. Simmons, a marriage lasting almost 40 years until Kenneth’s death in 2016. They lived in Paducah, Owensboro, and Hopkinsville during Ken’s tenure with Bell South Telephone Company. At the time of her retirement, Gerry worked for the Hopkinsville Credit Bureau.
Gerry was a long time member of the 7 th and Cleveland Street Church of Christ before joining the Southside Church of Christ community. She was an active member of Southside for many years.
The family requests that memorials be directed to Grace and Mercy, P.O. Box 4045, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.
This is a paid obituary announcement.