Roberta Harris Gerald: Loris

1927 – 2018

     Roberta Harris Gerald of Loris went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Nov. 2. She was 91.

     Mrs. Roberta was born on April 24, 1927 in Loris to the late, Thurman McKinley Harris and the late, Lee Tyler Harris. Mrs. Gerald was a loving homemaker and a lifelong dedicated member of Cane Branch Baptist Church.

     As a part of her ministry, Mrs. Gerald was a part of the adult choir for many years, taught the junior age Sunday school, and the senior ladies class. She was the WMU secretary until just recently, the 1981 recipient of the Rural Lady of the Year, Miss Leo G. Knauff Leadership Award, and she served on the F.H.A. Advisory Committee.

     Survivors include her son, Marcus Gerald and wife, Julie of Loris; daughter, Wanda Jordan and husband, Billy of Loris; four grandchildren, Kip Jordan and wife, Joy and Desiree Jordan Day and husband, Brandon, Faith Gerald and Lindsey Gerald; five great-grandchildren, Caleb Jordan, Rachel Jordan, Carrie Jordan, McCallie Day, and Hayden Day; one brother, Levon Harris and wife, Wilma of Loris, SC, and one sister, Allene Hardee of Loris.

     Mrs. Gerald was predeceased by her husband, Lennie Edward Gerald; two brothers, Floyd Harris and Claude Harris, and three sisters, Ila May Harris, Nelda Faye Harris, and Ernestine Williams.

     Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Cane Branch Baptist Church with Pastor Jon Johnson officiating. Committal services followed at Cane Branch Cemetery.

     Memorials may be made to Cane Branch Baptist Church Adult Choir, 760 Cane Branch Road, Loris, SC 29569 or to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

     A guest register is available here.