Geraldine Cherry, 81, of Orange, passed away Monday, May 13, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Born on March 18, 1932 in Mamou, La., to her parents, Leonce and Eusta (McGee) Blanchard, she was a longtime resident of Orange. She was a homemaker, and of the Baptist faith. Ms. Cherry enjoyed the gardening of flowers, especially roses, feeding and watching the hummingbirds, sewing, spending time with her family, and listening to Cajun music.
Geraldine is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Gerald Blanchard.
Those who will most cherish her memory are her sons, James Wilkerson, and wife Edna, and Earl Wilkerson, and wife Olive, Barry Wilkerson, and Farron Durio and wife, Donna; daughters, Susie Guillot and husband, Doug, Belinda Hill, and Brandy Quebodeaux and husband, Mike; brothers, Elvin Blanchard and wife, Alice, and Perry Lee Blanchard and wife, Ella Mae; sister-in-law, Nancy Blanchard; 16 grandchildren, five great grandkids, and numerous nieces, nephews, and numerous extended family.
Services by which to honor her life will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, May 16, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Charles Turnage. Interment will follow services in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.
A gathering of family and friends, for a time of reflection, will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Honoring Geraldine as pallbearers are Wayne Wilkerson, Chad Wilkerson, Shane Wilkerson, Stewart Thurston, Mike Quebodeaux and Doug Guillot. Honorary pallbearer will be Robbie Hill.
Please make a memorial donation in memory of Geraldine to a charity of the donor’s choice. Friends may sign the register and leave condolences for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.