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Geraldine B F Crosland
Nov 16, 1946 to Sep 22, 2019


Geraldine Benton-Frierson Crosland, 72, quietly slipped away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Newark, Deleware. Geraldine was born November 16, 1946 to her loving parents, Willie and Louella Frierson Benton in Sumter. She was the first child of the nine children that were born to that union. Geraldine later met and married Kenneth Crosland. Geraldine attended the public schools of Sumter, Savage and Glover and graduated from Lincoln High School, Class of 1965. She also attended Morris College. Geraldine later moved to New York where she attended Manpower Developmental Training School. Upon graduating from Manpower, she was offered a job at New York University. Working herself through the ranks, she retired after 40+ years of service as Purchasing Director. After the death of her husband Kenneth, she went to work for her brother at Bailey’s Funeral Home, Harlem, NY, where she remained until her death. She leaves to cherish her memories: her mother, Louella Benton of Sumter; four brothers, Willie Benton, Jr. of Harlem, NY, Robert Lee (Estelle) of Newark, Del, Bobby (Mary) of Bronx, NY and James (Lois) of Brooklyn, NY; two sisters, Jessie (Carl) of New Castle, Del and Louella Denise (Manuel) of Perth Amboy, NJ; a stepson, Kenneth aka Kimmey Crosland; her nieces and nephews and their children; three god children; a special aunt, Loretta Presley of Brooklyn, NY; three special cousins, Carl Williams of Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Sonja Murphy of Sumter and Rosa McElveen of Atlanta, GA; a host of other relatives and friends. The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of her mother, 10 Hynes Street, Sumter. Funeral services will be held 11 a. m., Friday, October 4, 2019 from the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 421 South Main Street, Sumter, with Pastor Marvis Stewart, officiating. The Remains will be placed in the Church at 10 a. m. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 10:20 a. m. Burial will be in the Mayesville Cemetery, Mayesville.
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