Geraldine "Ghee" Cotten

October 15, 1931April 26, 2014

GERALDINE (Geri) KIMBREL COTTEN, slipped peacefully away into the arms of Jesus on April 26, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Geraldine, affectionately known as Ghee, was born on October 15, 1931 in West Blocton AL and was the 8th child of the late William C. and Carrie W. Kimbrel. Geraldine graduated from Hueytown High School, Hueytown AL in 1950 where she was voted Most Athletic Girl. She joined the Air Force in November of 1951. Geri attended Jones School of Law and retired from the Veterans Administration in Montgomery AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her brothers and sisters.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 61 years, Carl and their three children, Nancy Hover, Carl Cotten, Jr, and Robin Cotten. She also leaves behind three grandchildren Judson Hover, Jessica Cotten, Trey Cotten and 2 great grandchildren Mackensie Cotten and Prentice Hover as well as many other friends and relatives.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Alabama Heritage on May 1, 2014 at 10:30 a. m. with the Rev Chuck Francisco officiating. Burial will follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers will be Bob Young, Frank Bertarelli, Curtis Jordan, Rodger Overton, Mack Starling and Sam Davis.

In lieu of flowers she requested donations be made to your local humane society or the charity of your choice in her memory. The US flag that draped her casket was flown over the US Capitol in Washington DC in honor of her birthday in 2009. The family would like to thank everyone at Amedisys Home Health and Hospice for their love and support during this time.


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May 1, 2014

Dear Robin and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. I thank your mother for her service in the Air Force and to her God, country and fellow man. You and your Family are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the honor and privilege you allowed me to play Taps and Retreat for your mother.

Raymond Keel, TSgt, USAF (Ret.)
Bugles Across America

Jerry Mitchell

May 1, 2014

I worked with Geri at the Montgomery VA office. She was not only a dedicated employee but a kind and loving person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Deb & Jeff Sterling

May 1, 2014

We're keeping you all close to heart...Dean was so loved and all memories are of what a beautiful and wonderful person she was. She was a favorite cousin and we remember her warmth and happy personality. Sending love to you and to Cotten always. Love, Deb, Jeff, Scott & Leslie Sterling, Clifton, Va.

Shala Glennon

May 1, 2014

Robin, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

frank graham

May 1, 2014

Robin. I am so sorry for.your loss. May God continue to be with you and your family durning your time of sorrow. Deepest Sympathy.

April 30, 2014

I worked with Geri for many years at the VA regional office. She was a pleasant person who did her job well. She was always happy. I'll miss her. Please know I am truly sorry to hear about her death.

Jim Laney (Headland, Al)

Teresa Messick

April 30, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort to you. The Messick family

Janelle Covey Coggins

April 30, 2014

I was so saddened to hear of Mrs. Cotten's passing. I will always remember our conversations as I would run into her walking down our street or her bringing over some fresh produce. She and Mr. Cotten were wonderful neighbors and great influences on me as I grew up. She will be greatly missed.


April 30, 2014

Carl, Nancy, Carl,Jr. and Robin, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your wife/mother. Please accept my deepest condolences. May the God of all comfort soothe your hearts at this time of grief.

Judy and Gary Miller

April 30, 2014

Robin, Gary and I are reliving memories as we read your Mother's obit. May our Lord hold your family close during this time and may you experience the joy of the Lord through family and friends.