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Mrs Geraldine McElroy of Fairmont, died on Wednesday September 1, 2010. Mrs McElroy was born September 11, 1923, at P. K. Mines, Clarksburg WV, the daughter of the late Ida Mae Woods, and Thomas Woods, of Fairmont WV.
Mrs McElroy is survived by: a son and daughter-in-law, George E. and Jacqueline L McElroy Jr of Fairmont ; two daughters, Alisia D McElroy of Fairmont, and Stephanie J McElroy of Cleveland OH; four grandchildren; Jennifer L Shade of Morgantown WV, Thomas McElroy of Huntington WV, Erica M Murray and her husband Rodney K Murray of Fairmont, and Jessica L McElroy of Fairmont; four great grandchildren: Kaira Payne of Fairmont, Jayla L Shade, of Morgantown WV, Rodney K Murray li and Jorgiana E Murray, of Fairmont; two Brothers and Sisters-in law: Mr and Mrs Thomas and Rose Woods, of Cleveland OH, Mr and Mrs Robert and Mary Woods, of Oxen Hill MD; five sisters: Mrs Ida Clemens, of Glen Arden Woods MD, Mrs Eleanor Waters, of Fairmont, Mrs Elizabeth Preston and Mrs Betty Curtis, both of Temple Hills MD, and Mrs Dorothy Hatcher, of Portsmouth VA. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their children.
Mrs McElroy was preceded in death by her grandmother, Mrs. Zora Jackson of Fairmont; her devoted husband, George E McElroy Sr,; one son Guy Clinton McElroy; one grandson George E Reynolds of Fairmont; three brothers, Earnest J Scott of Fairmont, William Frederick Woods of Cleveland OH, and one infant brother Michael Woods, and one sister, Mrs Mary Black, of Chicago II.
Mrs McElroy was a long-time member of the Fairmont community, and was know for her public ministry as a member of the Fairmont Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, since her baptism in 1960. During her lifetime she has cultivated many enduring friendships. Those who knew her come to appreciate her as a loving, charitable, outgoing, vocal, and very loyal friend. She was the consummate homemaker; her passions and skills centering on the care of her household, including such skills as gardening, preparing and preserving foods. She was an excellent seamstress, and enjoyed needlework, baking bread, making hand soap and other practical crafts. Her love and attention to detail was evident in everything that she did. Above all, her love for her God, Jehovah was the motivating forces for everything that she did.

Her children have, and will continue to benefit from the Bible training, and practical life lessons that she taught them; and will never, ever forget the truly self-sacrificing love that she showed them over the years. Words could never express how much she will be missed, until Jehovah's promised resurrection of his faithful servants.

Friends may call at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont on Friday from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday 11am to 2pm.

Services will be at 2pm on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at the funeral home with Nathan Kincaid officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to the McElroy Family at www.carpenterandford.com.

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