Geraldine D Brown

May 12, 1932May 30, 2021

COLUMBIA - Geraldine Marie Degani Brown was born May 12, 1932, in Durango, Colorado and died peacefully at Still Hopes Episcopal Home on Sunday, May 30, 2021, where she received loving care. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Ruben “L.R.” Brown, Sr. She is survived by daughters, Carolyn Emeneker (Al) and Janet Hobbs (Allan); grandchildren: Trent Emeneker, his wife, Emily, and their sons, Grey and Clark; Wesley Emeneker, his wife, Kelley, and their sons, Kenton and Leif; and Mary Carolyn Hobbs. Her grandchildren loved their Nana dearly.

Geri, as she was known to family and friends, graduated as an RN from Denver, Colorado, Children's Hospital. She worked at the Richland County Health Dept. in the Child Health division until her retirement and loved her work with physically and developmentally handicapped children and their families.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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Mary Allen

June 8, 2021

I had the privilege and honor to work with Mrs.Brown at the Richland County Health Department, The care and compassion she had for her pediatric patients and their families was beyond measure. I will miss her.

Kathy Folks

June 3, 2021

Geri was such a sweet lady who loved Jesus and her family. She was a cherished member in the life of First Presbyterian Church for many years, enhancing Circle 8 by her presence for much of that time. I am thankful to have known both Geri and Ruben and was blessed through them.

My prayers are with all her beloved family! May God minister His love and comfort to each of you.

In Jesus’ Love,
Kathy Folks

John Hopkins

June 3, 2021

Geri was a delightful Christian woman whose compassion and humor set her apart from most people I have known. As one of their pastors, I enjoyed visiting Ruben & her immensely, and always gained far more from our conversations than I ever imparted. How fitting that Geri was escorted to Heaven 5 years later short of 5 days from the husband she loved so much. May the Lord’s gracious comfort abide with Janet, Allan, Mary Carolyn, and all the family!

Linda Sweat

June 2, 2021

I worked with Geri at Richland County Health Dept. She was a true professional nurse, and a wonderful person. She had a strong work ethic and a great sense of humor. I learned a lot from her. She will be missed.