Geraldine "Gerrie" Coley Sheard

March 17, 1943January 22, 2011

Geraldine Sheard was born March 17,1943 in Eastman, Georgia to Willie Coley and Cora Mae Coley. Geraldine moved to Long Beach, California in the 70’s before settling in San Bernardino, California. Geraldine worked in the Healthcare-Nursing field for the VA Hospital in Long Beach and for the past 17 years at Community Hospital of San Bernardino.

Geraldine enjoyed traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Geraldine is survived by her mother Cora Mae Coley, Leroy Sheard (Pops), 2 sisters Jacqueline Barlet & Patrick Bartlet, Helen Horne; her 3 children; son, Alonzo Garrett & Lisa Garrett, daughters; Michelle Smith & Ira Smith, and Tammie Sheard; 1 stepdaughter, Tina A.Joyner & Artez Joyner; 9 grandchildren; Ethan Garrett, Neveah Smith, Laniece Smith, Travonna Smith, CJ Smith, Precious Smith,Tavion Lewis-Smiler,Kristian Smith,Lavoris McGhee and many dear friends and loved ones.

Arrangements under the direction of Montecito Memorial Park & Mortuary, Colton, California.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 27, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 28, 2011

Geraldine "Gerrie" Coley Sheard

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Joan Williams

February 14, 2011

I am for thankful for God putting such a beautiful and special friend, who was like my sister in my life. I have been left with so many memories. May god bless her family.

Beverly Sheard

February 5, 2011

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I only met Geraldine once as a child, but her picture of her and uncle Leroy is at my parents home (Richard & Ellerie Sheard). May God wraps His arms around you always. Love Beverly Sheard Blanton


January 29, 2011

Geri was a wonderful person, who touched
so many people in a positive way. She will be forever in our hearts, till we meet again. My heartfelt condolences to Geri's loving family for your lost.

Frita and Don Dozier

Barabara Murphy

January 28, 2011

With thoughts of deep sympathy glad that we got too talk with you a while back. you will be missed, LOVE YOU! Floyd & Barbara Murphy (LB, CA)

Irene Beltran

January 28, 2011

I had the awesome privilege of knowing Geri at community hospital; she was a great co-worker and an awesome friend, I could always go to her for honest advice. You will be greatly missed.

Laura Hill

January 28, 2011

I will miss her so very much, she had introduced me to her wonderfull daughter Michelle who has taken care of my children for more than three years. If it wasnt for her i'm not sure where exactlly I would be without the lovely family she created. Such a lovely lady who will be missed by all !!

Alma Johnsin

January 28, 2011

Though we never met, I have the pleasure and opportunity of having Lonzo, Lisa and Ethan in my healthy life. You can always be proud of the care and hard work your son puts foward towards all those he has helped to make a healthier life for themselves. Obviously you having been in the health profession, have passed on the "caring gene" to your children. Smile down and know you can be proud of them.
Lonzo and Lia, we are sorry for your loss know that our prayers and thoughts are with you.

January 28, 2011

"I will miss you terribly.... I will never forget your words of wisdom and beautiful smile" .....Fammie D. (Riverside, CA)

Sonia Williams

January 28, 2011

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Brenda Ham

January 28, 2011

Gerrie you will live forever in our hearts Miss Gerrie.Thanks for sharing your life with us.Gerrie you will be truly missed by all.God Bless you and your family.