Geraldine Ione "Jerry" Smith


Smith, Geraldine “Jerry”

Saginaw, Michigan

Our beloved mother, grandmother and dear friend passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 6, 2021 at Covenant HealthCare – Cooper. She was 93 years old. Geraldine Ione Jones was born on April 26, 1928 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Archie and Cathana (Watson) Jones. She married Howard Smith in 1946. He preceded her in death on June 1, 1994.

Jerry worked for Wiechmann’s in downtown Saginaw for many years. She also spent many volunteer hours working for the Veterans Administration, helping with local elections and in her daughter’s schools. Anytime she could volunteer, she would. Jerry enjoyed fishing, gardening and had a beautiful gift for fashion sketching. She loved the simple things in life and being outdoors amongst nature was her favorite place to be. She will be greatly missed for her great sense of humor, beautiful smile and deep faith.

Jerry is survived by her daughters: Lyneeta (LaMont) Boykins and Sherry Borener; grandchildren: LaMont II, Julian and Chandler Boykins, Elizabeth Johnson and Aurora Rivera.

According to Jerry’s wishes, cremation has taken place and she will be buried at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. A small gathering will take place at the Eastlawn Chapel on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State), Saginaw, MI 48603. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family through