Geraldine Marie Watts, affectionately known as "Gerri", was the only child born to the late Frank Watts and the late Florence Sapp in Trenton, NJ on September 12, 1939. Gerri remained a lifelong resident of the area. At the glorious age of 82, our dear Gerri, departed this life for eternal rest at her home in Lawrence, NJ.
In 1959, Gerri was in the first graduating class of licensed practical nurses at Trenton High School. After 35 years of dedicated service, Gerri retired as a nurse from Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. After retiring, Gerri worked for NJ Senator Shirley K. Turner as an administrative assistant.
In addition to being a nurse and devoted mother of three children, Gerri was very active within her community throughout her life. She was an active member of Shiloh Baptist church in Trenton and was a part of various organizations such as: the Bronzettes of Trenton, the National Congress of Black Women, and the NAACP. She also served as a poll worker for the Board of Elections in Mercer County for over 20 years.
When she was not serving her community at large, Gerri enjoyed traveling, going to a variety of entertainment events, and collecting black art and elephants. Her family and friends were important to her and she cherished every moment she had with them.
Gerri will be remembered for her kindness, compassion, and good will. She was always an inspiration with a smile on her face and her laughter always created an atmosphere of joy. It was a pleasure and privilege to being her presence. She made friends wherever she went, and she always encouraged others to remain faithful to God's Word.
Gerri was predeceased by her parents, Frank Watts and Florence Sapp; brothers, Frank Watts Jr. and Charles Watts; and son, John Morton Jr.
She leaves behind to forever cherish her life and legacy; Daughters, Andrea Wells (Keith), Marva Bradshaw; grandchildren, Qiana Counts (Desman Davis), Gabrielle Morton, Cynthia Morton, Marcus Wells, Marquis Bradshaw, Johna Morton, Mason Wells, Keon Heverly, and Titiana Morton; great-grandch1ldren, Devyn Baldon, Makayla Herron, Zoe Gaynor, Noemi Davis, Is'ra Davis, Karter Canty and Naat'Tani Davis; and a host of other relative and friends.
Funeral service will be 1pm Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Calvary Pentecostal Church, 471 Parkway Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. Calling hours will be 11am until the time of service. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home.
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