Gerald Ann Shrode, 76, of Orange passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, at her residence.
Gerald Ann was born May 30, 1939, to Katherine Louise (Dickerson) and Thaylas Ray Killian. She was a lifelong resident of Orange and was a member of Brownwood Baptist Church. Gerald Ann worked as a waitress and a store clerk for several years. She enjoyed reading, playing her computer games and cooking. Gerald Ann was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend who will be missed dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Gerald Ann is survived by her daughters, Vikki Lytle and husband, Randy of Orange, Paula Hull and husband, Victor of Orange; son, Richard Shrode of Orange; grandchildren, Brandi, Brittany, Brian, David, Randy, Misty, Tiffany, Joshua and Derek. She is also survived by 23 great grandchildren and a host of friends.
A visitation will be held Tuesday, November 17, from 5:00-9:00 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 pm at the funeral home, with Rev. the Bill Burch officiating. Burial will follow at Ida Wilson Cemetery in the Echo Community.
Honoring Gerald Ann as pallbearers will be Derek Hull, Randy Lytle, Victor Hull, Kaleb McDonald, Joshua Hull, Randy Hubbard and Brian Lytle. Honorary pallbearers will be JT Estillett, Thayleas Middlebrooks and Godric Middlebrooks.
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