On the 18th, November 1946 in East Chicago, Indiana, Nathaniel and Bernice Sullivan welcomed their forth precious baby girl, Geraldine Sullivan, who was born into a family of siblings, Daniel G. Sullivan, O’Lillian Sullivan, Henry G. Sullivan, Belly F. Sullivan, AreReatha Sullivan, and Nathaniel M. Sullivan. In January of 1966, Geraldine Sullivan graduated from George Washington High School in East Chicago. She graduated six months earlier than her graduating class. She was blessed with her first child, Myla C. Selvie on the 20th of February 1967, and went on to meet her loving husband in 1970 in the month of October.
She was introduced to her husband by her good friend, Ms. Kathy, who was Barrie’s step-sister, Wallace Henderson’s girlfriend. Geraldine and Barrie dated for two months before he proposed two times before she finally said yes, the third time. “Third Time’s a Charm.” On the 10th of April 1971, they wed in East Chicago, IN, by Rev. F. C. Wade, Jr., at Zion Baptist Church and had a long-lasting marriage of 48 years. Geraldine was blessed when she married Barrie who had a daughter name Felicia D. Connelly. After years of trying to conceive, she gave birth to her last daughter, Adrienne V. Montgomery, on the 9th of November 1979.
In 1971, Geraldine and Barrie made Denver, CO as their personal residence, where she was employed as a P.B.N Operator for Colorado University Health Services Center, now known as UCHealth.
Geraldine devoted her life and love raising her family, serving the Lord as a member at Pilgrim Rest Church and singing in their choir for many years. She also sang with Our Fathers Children & The Sounds of Pentecost under the direction of Rev. Butch Hobbs. Geraldine then became a member of Heritage Christian Center and sand in their Mass Choir under the direction of Greg Toller, and lastly shared her angelic voice with Joe Pace and The Colorado Mass Choir. Her last worshipping place was at Simchat Torah Beit Midrash with Rabbi Ralph Messer.
She leaves her valued and loved grandchildren, from Tyrelle West, Kenisha West, Alisha West, Aaron West, Raymond Prather, Damon Prather, Le’Onsha Scott, Spencer Parker, Michael Pugh, III, Gabriel Pugh, Adrienne Pugh-Montgomery, and Vye Pugh-Montgomery.
Geraldine was passionate about serving her Lord, her love, her prayers, her cooking Sunday meals, and hearing her sing around the house will be tremendously missed forever.
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