Geraldine Smith



Geraldine “Gerri” June Smith of Shreveport, La., passed away Sept. 3, 2020, at the age of 79.

She was born June 3, 1941, in Owensville, to Charles William Geisler and Effie Faye Matthews Geisler.

Gerri was known for her collection of Beanie Babies and Furbies. She also loved animals. Gerri raised munchkin cats and two squirrels that were her pets. She enjoyed gardening, she grew beautiful roses and exotic plants. She was known as a koi pond enthusiast.

Gerri was quite the fashionista. She enjoyed cruising and adventuring the open sea. She traveled on seven Carnival cruises during her life. Gerri was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Left to cherish Gerri’s memory is her husband, Harvey Smith; son, Wayne Helmig and wife Tonya of Mabank, Texas; brothers, Jim Geisler and wife Ella of Little Rock, Ark., Larry Geisler and wife Linda of Owensville and Jerry Geisler of Canaan; sister, Alice Moore of Gerald; grandsons, Chris Helmig and wife Aliese of Mabank, Texas, and Calvin Helmig of Mabank, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Dawson Sheppard and Carter Sheppard, both of Mabank, Texas. Gerri is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, family members and close friends.

Gerri was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Effie; and her brother, Herbert Geisler.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Centuries Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Shreveport, La., with Pastor Heath Peloquin officiating. Interment followed at Forest Park East in Shreveport, La.

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