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The Cherryville Eagle

Geraldine Walker Eaker

Jan 10, 2020 08:43AM

Geraldine Walker Eaker

CHERRYVILLE – Geraldine Adell Walker Eaker, 83, of Cherryville, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at home. She was born Sept. 17, 1936 in Cherokee County to the late Fred and Evelyn Jones Walker.

Geraldine was a graduate of Cherryville High School. She taught Sunday School for many years at First Baptist Church of Cherryville. In later years, she was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church of Cherryville, where she served as the financial secretary for many years and was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Women.

Geraldine was a wonderful cook and enjoyed reading, painting, and fishing with her husband. She was an excellent markswoman in her younger years, even once taking home the grand prize in an all-male skeet shooting tournament. She worked for several years as the Cloth Room Manager at Dora Yarn and later managed the office of Eaker Enterprises, the business she and her husband started together.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Left to cherish her memory is her devoted husband of 64 years, Hugh Eaker; sons, Jessie Eaker (Becki) of Richmond, Virginia, and Fred Eaker (Sharon) of Cherryville; daughter, Lynn Lail (James) of Cherryville; brother, Ron Walker (Clarice) of Hickory; nine (9) grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life was held at 3 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with Rev. Randi Godfrey officiating. Her family received friends from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., in the church fellowship hall.

Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, c/o Doris Wilson, 147 Latham Wilson Rd, Lawndale, NC, 28090.

Condolences may be made to

Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Eaker.