Geraldine Freeman Holliman

Published 2:46 pm Monday, January 29, 2024

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In Loving Memory of Geri Holliman

Geraldine Freeman Holliman, or Geri as everyone knew her, went to her heavenly home on January 25, 2024. Born November 16, 1944, in Tylertown, MS, Geri was 79 years old. She spent most of her life living in the Bogalusa and Pine, LA, areas, but resided in Kingsport, TN, since 2018.

Geri was preceded in death by her loving husband Jack Dempsey Holliman, father Esley Freeman, mother Pearl Stogner Freeman, sister Coleen Gibson, and brother Travis Freeman.

Geri is survived by her son David Holliman of Kingsport, TN, his wife Melissa Holliman, and their children Brandon, Ashley, and Justin.  She is survived by son Kevin Holliman of Byhalia, MS, his wife Amy Holliman, and their children Grant Holliman and Joanna Bartlett with her husband Brian Bartlett and their children Frederick and Catalina.  She is survived by her son Keith Holliman of Calhoun, LA, his wife Tamara Holliman, and their children Jack and Kimberly.

After losing her husband Jack in 1979, Geri devoted her life to raising their three boys, often working multiple jobs to provide for them. She valued faith, family, and friends, and never wavered from her Christian foundation. Godly, loving, caring, compassionate, unselfish, hardworking, dedicated, friendly, funny… Geri meant so much to so many and it was often said that she never met a stranger. In 2012, Geri retired from the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier. Geri was a proud longtime member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church and continued to follow the church virtually and through friends after relocating to Kingsport.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, at 2:00 P.M. at Pine Missionary Baptist Church in Pine, LA. Doors open at 1:00 pm for fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Pine Missionary Baptist Church or to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. Romans 14:8 NKJV