Telmalee (Alderman) Gerrald

Born: Mon., Sep. 29, 1930
Died: Sun., Dec. 6, 2009


6:00 PM Tue., Dec. 08, 2009
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

Wed., Dec. 09, 2009

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors
P O Box 379
Swainsboro, GA 30401
478-237-2131 FAX: 478-237-9449
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Telmalee Gerrald, age 79, of Swainsboro, GA. who passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at the Community Hospice in Vidalia, GA after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 2:00PM in the Adrian First Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Knight, Mitch Hall and John Terwilliger officiating.
Mrs. Gerrald will lie in State, at the church, one hour prior to the Service.
Interment will be in the Alderman Family Cemetery near Statesboro, GA.
The family will receive friends at Durden-Hudson Funeral Home Tuesday, December 8, 2009 from 6-8 PM.
Pallbearers will be Henry Terwilliger, Courtney Terwilliger, Tim Moore, Lige Moore, Matthew Hall, Marc Hall, Douglas Carmichael and Ronnie Gerrald.
Honorary Escorts will be Deacons of the Adrian First Baptist Church, members of the Marie Harrison Sunday School Class of the Adrian First Baptist Church, Choir members of the Josey Baptist Church of Bartow, GA, Edwin Knight, Jimmy Knight, Lott Foskey, Roger Hall, Trent Hall, Harris Giles, Dennis Whitfield, Wilber Stephens, and the NASDA Employees.
Mrs. Gerrald was a native of Bulloch County, loving wife and mother. She retired as a Para Professional with the Swainsboro Elementary School and was previously employed as a Sales Clerk with Dolores & Woodys. Mrs. Gerrald was a member of the Adrian First Baptist church where she was active in both Sunday School and WMU.   She was preceded in death by her parents; Stephen and Clara Keene Alderman, her daughter; Angela Whitfield, sisters; Ruby Anderson and Lucille Braine, brothers; Stevie Alderman and Aubrey Alderman. 
Survivors include:
Her Husband: Rev. Inman Gerrald of Swainsboro, GA.
Four Daughters and Sons-In-Law: Lynn and Chris Grindler of Swainsboro, GA, Jenny and Doyle Knight of Adrian, GA, Marcia and John Hillsman of Sandersville, GA and Junan and Randy Hall of Blackshear, GA.
Two Sisters and Brother-In-Law: Avis and Cecil Hagans of Statesboro, GA and Mary Garrett of Tampa, FL.
Eight Grandchildren: Wendi Whitfield Ricks (Ken), Matthew Randall Hall ( Aimee), Marcus Inman Hall, Amy Whitfield Stewart (Chris), Kevin Doyle Knight (Mandy), Mitchell Ralph Hall, Natalie Jill Knight, and Hailey Elizabeth Hillsman.
7 Great-Grandchildren 
Special caregiver: Debra Giles of Swainsboro, GA.      
Should friend desire memorial contribution may be made to the Community Hospice, 908 Mt. Vernon Rd., Vidalia, GA 30474 or Adrian First Baptist Church, C/O Mary Barwick, 232 Barwick-Kea Rd., Adrian, GA 31002.          
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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Telmalee Gerrald of Swainsboro, GA.

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Sue & Ted Stockholm
   Posted Mon December 07, 2009
Lynn & family,
May God richly bless you through this time of your lives. Only His peace can see you through and words seem only to depress ones inter being. Just know y'all are in our prayers. May His loving touch and grace provide the comfort at this trying time.
Sue & Ted Stockholm

Ruth Anderson Darling and Family
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
Dear Inman and Family,
My love, thoughts, and prayers are with you even though I can't be. I loved Telmalee so very much and grieve with you. She was the best aunt anyone could have. My mother loved her dearly and it is a blessing to know that they are celebrating together with Angie in our Heavenly Father's presence. May God comfort and strengthen all of you as you walk through this valley.
I love you all,

Chiquita Brown
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
Dearest Marcia and Family,
Just a note to let you know you and your family know you are in my prayers. God's continued blessings to you and yours.

Love Always.

Terehaun Darrisaw
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
Dear Mrs. Hillsman and Family,
Please know that I am thinking of you and your family. May God strengthen, comfort, and continue to keep you and yours.


Tim Montgomery
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
Dear Marcia and Family,

As you all have to try to comprehend the loss of a loved one, remember that you have strength from your friends' support, thoughts, prayers,concern and love to lean upon. May the love of those around you and God's comfort help all of you through this difficult time.

Earnestine Pinkston
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
Marcia and Family,

May God's grace and mercy comfiort you. Think on the good times you had, the love and fellowship you all had together. Let this be a time to bind you and your family closer just allow the Word of God to lift you as only HE can and will do to get you through such a time as this. Know that we are praying for you and all of us here at Elder Middle School would like to be there with you in body but some of us will have to be there in spririt. Lean on family and friends because we too, are there for you. May God's blessings continue to keep you.

Suzanne Poole Hutchinson
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
I wanted to sign this book so you would have time to let things absorb.  Your mother, wife and grandmother has always been a very special person to me.  MamaTelmalee was my second mother and was a big influence in my life with GA''s and just being a friend. She reminded me so much of my own mother with her kind, gentle way and always finding the best in ev eryone.  She was the epitome of what a pastor''s wife was supposed to be.  May God sustain each  of you this time and just know that she is at peace and you will see her again someday.  Just know that I love you very much.


Patricia Brown
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
Dear Mrs. Hillsman & Family

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories you shared. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May God continue to Bless you.

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Rountree
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
Sorry about your loss.

Charles & madelyn K. Lambert
   Posted Tue December 08, 2009
Sorry about your loss.

H. Jerry and Shirley Sumner
   Posted Wed December 09, 2009
Jenny,Doyle and family,

We are just now hearing of Mrs. Gerald's death. Please know that our thoughts are with you and your family during this time. We first meet Mrs. Gerald about 25 years ago and learned to love her and respect her so much! Later we learn she was your Mom and her charm was certainly passed down to you. She was a great woman/mother and I know you are going to miss her so much. Once again, so sorry for your loss. We love yall.

Dr. Brenda Charleston
   Posted Wed December 09, 2009
Marcia and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during the loss of your mother. Continue to look to God for the strength and comfort that only He can provide. I know that God will keep you in perfect peace during this difficult time. May God continue to bless and strengthen each of you.

J.L.& Joyce Lumpkin
   Posted Wed December 09, 2009
To the family of a very dear loving,kind and beautiful person we had the pleasure of knowing. Sympathy,love and prayers to all.

Loraine Frederick Minton
   Posted Sun January 03, 2010
Preacher Gerald, Lynn, Junan, Jenny, and Marcia,

My thoughts and prayers have been with each of you since I heard about the loss of your mother. I have thought about you all through the years. You all are a very special part of my past, and I do cherish many memories from that period of time. Love to all of you.