Geraldine Ruth Madding, – entered into the heavenly realm on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the age of 71 in New Orleans, LA. Born to the late Harold and Clarice Madding Sr., Geraldine was a graduate of George Washington Carver Senior High School, C/O 1966. She worked and retired as a clerk from the International Longshoreman Association Local 1497. Geraldine leaves to cherish her memories, her only child, her daughter, Reyan Rahim (Jamal) Kelly; grandchildren, Terry, Jai, Skilar, and Judah; sisters, Sherry, Ann, Maria, Paula Egana, and Shane (Tyrone); devoted cousins, Anna Jones and Rosalyn Merrick; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Clarice Madding Sr.; brothers, Roy Sr. and Harold Madding Jr.; grandmother, Beatrice Scott Henderson; and nephews, Kendrick “Buddy” Jr., and Kendred “Kirby” Bishop. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM at Heritage Funeral Directors, 4101 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA.
Funeral services honoring the life of Geraldine Madding will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:00AM at Jackson Avenue Evangelical Church, 2221 Chippewa Street, New Orleans, LA.
Visitation will be held from 8:00AM until the hour of service.
Traditional Jazz Funeral to follow.
Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA.
Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.