Mary Mildred Sims Geer, age 98, passed away on her birthday, Tuesday, November 2, 2016 at her home with her loving family surrounding her.
Grandma loved her family and friends dearly. She adored her husband Wesley. She loved her kids and grandkids. Actually, she loved kids in general. She was a very hard worker. She loved to put out a huge garden and hand quilt beautiful quilts. She loved to go fishing. She never wanted to let one get away... even to the point of jumping in the pond! She was such a generous person, always ready to share what she had with others. She was so young at heart. Even when she was on up in years, she never thought she was old! She loved to talk. It seemed she never met a stranger. She will be deeply missed by everyone who loved her!
She was born in Sparta, Tennessee on November 2, 1918 to Oscar Lee Sims and Johanna Bradley Sims.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 63 years, Samuel Wesley Geer; granddaughters, Joan Eller and Joann Eller; son in law, Ronald Eller; brothers and sisters, Tom Frank Sims, Mattie Bumbalough Parnell, Herbert Lee Sims, Robert Earl Sims, Joe B. Sims, Treva Poteet , Thelma Sims and Gilmore Sims.
She is survived by her two daughters, Johanna Fletcher and husband Vernon and Treva LaNelle Eller, seven grandchildren, Aaron Matthew Eller, LaNelle Godsey and husband Jeremy, Mark Eller and wife Shelia, Michael Fletcher and wife Alisa, Mary Schuff and husband Derek, DeLeesa Price and husband David and Micah Eller; twelve great grandchildren, Allison Eller, Mia Godsey, Taylor Fletcher, Sydney Eller, Lily Fletcher, Laken Eller, Chloe Fletcher, Andrew Price, Gavin Godsey, Maya Schuff, Samuel Price and Nora Schuff; sister in laws, Elega Sims and Karin Sims and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be in the Thurman Funeral Home, Saturday November 5th, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.. Officiating will be Bro. John Lawson burial will follow in the Big Springs Cemetery in White County.
Family will receive friends at Thurman Funeral Home, Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Pallbearers, Matt Eller, Mark Eller, Michael Fletcher, Micah Eller, Jeremy Godsey and David Price. Honorary Pallbearers, Laken Eller, Andrew Price, Gavin Godsey and Samuel Price. Please sign the online guestbook at www.thurmanfuneral.com. Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.