Rev. Inman Gerrald

Born: Thu., Sep. 29, 1927
Died: Thu., Jun. 19, 2014


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 21, 2014
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Jun. 22, 2014
Location: Adrian Baptist Church


Location: Alderman Family Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Rev. Inman Gerrald, age 86, of Swainsboro, GA on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Community Hospice of Vidalia, GA.

Funeral services will be Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Adrian Baptist Church with Rev. Griffin Thompson officiating.

Interment will be in the  Alderman Family Cemetery near Statesboro, GA.

Rev. Gerrald will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 5-7 PM

Pallbearers are  Matthew Hall, Marcus Hall, Ken Ricks, Ronny Gerrald, Henry Terwilliger, Courtney Terwilliger, Donnie Smith and Keith Oglesby.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Josey Baptist Church Members

Rev. Gerrald was born in Statesboro, Bulloch County, GA was a minister for 61 years serving in numerous churches in several surrounding counties, including Harvell Baptist Church, Noon Day Baptist Church, Cool Springs Baptist Church, Pulaski Baptist Church and Scarborough Baptist Church in the 1950's. His distinguished service to the local church community included dual churches, Adrian Baptist Church 1960-1980 and also served Josey Baptist Church for afternoon services from 1964-1976.  Rev. Gerrald served Hoboken Baptist Church from 1980-1981, Bishop Chapel Church 1981-1983, Nunez Baptist Church 1983-1993, Shellman  Bluff Baptist Church1993-1999, Adrian Baptist Church as Interim 2000-2001 and Josey Baptist Church 2001 to present. Rev. Gerrald also retired after 40 years with the U. S. Department of Agriculture and was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Telmalee Alderman Gerrald; daughter, Angela Gerrald Whitfield; parents, Frank Olin and Edel Kitchings Gerrald; sister, Frances Smith and brother, Derrell Gerrald.

Survivors include:

Four Daughters: Lynn Grindler (Chris) of Swainsboro, GA, Junan Hall (Randy) of Blackshear, GA, Jenny Knight (Doyle) of Wrightsville, GA and Marcia Hillsman (John) of Hazlehurst, GA

Four Sisters: Venie Lanier, Eloise Phillips, Peggy DeLoach and Sue Burroughs(Billy) all of Statesboro, GA

Nine Grandchildren: Wendy Whitfield Ricks (Ken), Matthew Randall Hall (Aimee), Marcus Inman Hall, Amy Whitfield Stewart (Chris), Kevin Doyle Knight (Mandy), Mitchell Ralph Hall (Rein), Natalie Jill Knight, Hailey Elizabeth Hillsman and Ryan Clanton (Heather).

Eleven Great-Grandchildren and extended family.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 904 Mt. Vernon Rd. P O Box 2255, Vidalia, GA  30475 or Alderman Family Cemetery Fund, C/o Garris Hotchkiss, 582 West Alderman Rd., Statesboro, GA  30458

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Rev. Inman Gerrald of Swainsboro, GA.

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Hollan and Brenda Josey
   Posted Fri June 20, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss. Your father will be missed by so many people. May God grant you His grace to ease the pain of this loss.

Suzanne Hutchinson
   Posted Fri June 20, 2014
I was so honored to have had daddy Inman as my pastor for 20 years of my life. I am even more honored to say that I was just another one of his "adopted" daughters. Just know that I love each one of you and know that he is at peace and is fussing with mama. I love you.

Connie Collins Wiley
   Posted Fri June 20, 2014
Lynn and family members, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. I know he was a very special man, loved dearly by many. You knew he loved the Lord by the smile and peace he had in his voice. I will be praying for each of you during this time. I pray that God will take you by the hand and give you peace and comfort, knowing your Daddy is where he has longed to be for a while. He is rejoicing with the rest of your family and hurting no more. Love you.

Larry and Gigi Alderman
   Posted Fri June 20, 2014
As extended family members, Larry and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to Inman's family. May God's love and covering spirit comfort all of you at this time.

We praise His name that Inman gave his life to serve his Savior. God Bless all of you during the celebration of his life.

In His Grip and many blessings to the family,
Larry and Gigi Alderman

DeLaine McReynolds
   Posted Sat June 21, 2014
Ms.Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Patsy and Wayne Kersey
   Posted Sat June 21, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Mr. Inman was a good man and one that everyone learn to love. He will be miss greatly but we can rejoice for him that he is at peace now. May God be with all of you as you try to move forward. May God give you strength and comfort.

Patsy and Wayne Kersey

Teri and Joe Price
   Posted Sat June 21, 2014
Dear Lynn and family,
We are praying for you during this loss. You girls have been blessed with such special parents and family. May God continue to bless you all.

The Family of Jimmy and Clara Lumley
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
To all of the family I am so sorry about your loss I do not have to tell how much our family love's each of you esp your Daddy he was a specal person to my family loveeach of you.

Denise Carter Kirby
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
So sorry for all of your is so hard to lose a parent! may God give you all the strength in the days ahead and may God Bless You All!

Kay Peacock
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
Lynn and family, sorry to hear of your father's death. I know you have been by his side every step of the way and loved him very much and know you miss him. Just know he is in a better home now and will not have to suffer. Lynn, we love you and you are in our prayers. Love, Kay and Bobby Peacock

Rebecca Bailey Lee
   Posted Tue June 24, 2014

I just found this notice.... I love you and I know you loved your daddy and stand in strength even though you feel his loss.... I wish I had really comforting words but having gone through this loss.... it truly is one of a kind and I'll hold you close in prayers as you get back to your new life with him in heaven


Beverly Steed;ey Turner
   Posted Wed June 25, 2014
Marcia and family,
I am so sorry for all of you losing your daddy. He and Mrs. Telmalee loved the Lord and served Him faithfully, so I know they are back together now, but it's still hard for the family left behind. I shall always remember the 8 weeks I spent with your family in the Hoboken community in 1980. The things I learned there will never be forgotten. May God's peace surround you all at this time.

Linda Kersey Powell
   Posted Fri June 27, 2014
Lynn, it has been years since I have seen you and your family. The love that your parents shared not only with you children but with the community was something all leaders in a community should desire to have. I was blessed not only to know your parents, but the laughter we shared on many occasions.... you, Angela and myself. Know that you and your family are in my prayers. I look forward to our grand reunion in Heaven one day! Love to you and your sisters!