We regret to announce the passing of Rita Gerard. The first viewing will be on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Turnbull's Funeral Home. The second viewing will be on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with a service to follow at 10:00 a.m. at Nisky Moravian Church. Interment will be Western Cemetery #2
She is survived by her Stepmother: Gladys Hill; Daughters: Charlene M. Gerard Joseph, Lurlene M. Gerard. Selma S. Gerard – Bishop, and Cereese M. Gerard Stewart; Son Ernest A. Gerard; Sons- in –Law: Gary S. Joseph, Sr., Reginald D. Stewart, Sr., and Steven H. Bishop, Sr.; Grand Daughters: Mia Y. Morris, Sierra J. Bishop, Yasmin S. D. Descartes, Graciela M. Gerard, Summer G. I. Stewart; Grand Sons: Louis E. Richards, Jr., Steven H. Bishop, Jr., Sean A. Bishop, Gary S. Joseph, Jr., Toren A. Thomas, Ernest A. Gerard, Aaron E. Gerard, and Reginald A. Stewart; Great Grand Sons: Louis J. Richards & Romeo K. Martinez; Adopted Daughter: Adella Francis; Adopted Grand Daughters: Tiffany Joseph-Philipps, Shakima Francis, Skye Lowe, Rachel Rhodes; Adopted Great Grand Son: K’Jani J. Philipps; Sisters: Maria Ayala, Dora Mae Guiler, Rosemarie Rodriquez, Allewine “Barbie” Smith, Lyra Hodge, Darlene Forbes; Brothers: Clarence “Bobo” Dawson, Michael A. Rodriquez, Marvel Rodriquez, Kevin A. Rodriquez, Roy “ Panhandle” Hill, and Ludrick Thomas, Sr.; Sisters-in-Law: Rosalind Gerard, Myrna Gerard, Alexis Gerard, Carmen Williams, Charlene Williams, Ivy Dawson, Kimberly Rodriquez, Rita R. Benjamin Thomas, and Stella Jacques; Brothers-in-Law: Louis “Specta” Williams, Jr., Gilbert Gerard, Felipe Ayala, Sr. and Egbert Forbes; Aunt: Ida Frett: Nieces: Ingrid Ayala, Wynnie Testamark, Luella Guiler – Mercer, Leisette Dawson, Shawna Wesselhoft, Sharika Wesselhoft, Sharia Lambert, Sharie Bazaar, Rena Kirby, Brittaney Rodriquez, Jordan Rodriquez, K’Mya Rodriquez, Monica Rodriquez, Demitra Hasitume, Denise Magras, Monnette Smith, Bisa Smith, Lisa Smith, Kimia Smith, Chelsy Forbes, Louann Hodge, Lynn Hodge-Walters, Joann Hodge, Leann Hill, Dianne Hill, Debra Hill, and Stephanie Hill; Nephews: Winston Callwood, Wilford Dawson, Wayne Dawson, Neil Dawson, Felipe Ayala, Jr., Shawn Potter, Conrad Guiler, Jr., Jamal Guiler, Edward Rodriquez, Eddie Rodriquez, Ludrick Thomas, Jr., Michael A. Rodriquez, Jr., Devin Hill, Sr. Dwayne Hill, and Amir Hill; Special Cousins: Alton “Mac” Jackson, and Janet Parson; many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.