Geraldine Barwick | 6 July 1941 ~ 5 August 2013
Geraldine “Gerrie” Barwick, daughter of the late William Charles Barwick and Fannie Louella Jackson Barwick was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 6, 1941. She departed this life peacefully on August 5, 2013.
As a teen Gerrie worked in her family’s neighborhood appliance store. She attended Cincinnati Public Schools and after completing her final years at St. Mary’s High School in Hyde Park, continued on to positions with the Cincinnati and Michigan Bell Telephone Companies. Gerrie also enjoyed a role as WCIN radio station’s midday on-air personality “Cindy Hamilton”, where Butternut Bread was her sponsor.
Gerrie loved the Lord and the Gospel, and spent her lifetime ministering to the spiritual needs of others. After accepting Christ as a young woman, in 1974 Gerrie joined Zion Temple First Pentecostal Church under the leadership of Elder Jasper Phillips where she was baptized and filled with the “Holy Spirit”. Gerrie continued her work in the ministry at Tryed Stone Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Anderson Culbreath until her relocation to Atlanta, Georgia in the late 1980’s. At the time of her “Homegoing”, Gerrie remained a member of Antioch A.M.E. Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where the Reverend Stafford J. Wicker presides as Pastor.
Inheriting her Father’s gift for sales and entrepreneurial spirit, Gerrie established Atlanta’s Harvester Pine Straw Company. As a successful landscape-supply wholesaler, Gerrie traveled throughout the Southeast Region for several years building her reputation and expanding her customer-base.
Fiercely loyal and devoted to family, Gerrie never hesitated to offer support and care to those she loved. In 1990 when Gerrie’s Mother was diagnosed with Lung Cancer, she committed herself to Fannie’s care, bringing Fannie home to Georgia until her passing in March of 1992.
Meticulously dressed, smelling divine and smiling, Gerrie always placed the needs of her children, grandchildren and family above her own! Blessed with the gift of unshakable faith, she overcame any life challenge that attempted to block her path.
Our Gerrie lived an abundant and exceptional life! We send her home to the welcoming arms of God and all those who loved her first. At last, there is rest for the weary!
Celebrating her “Homegoing” and honoring Gerrie’s life: her children, Hari Daniels Sr., Ingrid Stewart, William Marshall, Gina Leaks-Marr and Luckie (Dona Amechia) Daniels; a brother, Dr. Walter Barwick; maternal aunts Mitzi Jackson and Minnie Stewart; paternal aunts, Hannah Slaughter, Rev. Lena Hall and Helen Savage; her grandchildren, William Marshall, Hari Daniels, Jr., Antonio Daniels, Jerold Daniels, Jarelle Marshall, Jaimie Marshall, Gina Stewart, Jade Marr, Bryant Anthony, Jasmine Marr, Jeremy Marshall, Justis Daniels-Bezout and Jaiya Daniels; a niece, Mitzi Barwick, a nephew, Scott Barwick; and a host of loving cousins, extended family and friends.