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Geraldine Holland Davis

Geraldine Holland Davis (71) died on February 27, 2014.

Geraldine "Geri" Holland Davis was born in Camden, New Jersey, on October 31, 1942, to the late Johnnie Davis and Florence Holland and was educated in the Camden City Public Schools. Geri had a variety of jobs, having worked as a reading resource paraprofessional, retail department manager, and housekeeper until she secured a permanent position at the Law Library at Rutgers University–Camden. She retired from Rutgers University after 19 years of service.

Upon retirement, she relocated to Tampa, Florida, where she enjoyed the warm weather and fellowship at the 34th Street Church of God, sharing those senior citizen moments with The Cane Brigade, and the Skippo luncheons with Lenora Brady, Zelmetta Copeland, Susie Milner, Jessie Mae Parks, and Gladys Whaley.

In 1996, she rekindled a romance with Donald S. Davis. On September 28 of that year, she married her "Hooch" and they enjoyed a beautiful life together and traveled often until his death in 2002. As empty-nesters, they enjoyed lavishing the grandchildren with wonderful summer adventures. She was second to none as a mother and she was the absolute best nana known to man. She loved God, her family, and her church.

Holland truly had a servant’s heart; she often thought of others. While employed at Rutgers, she was very active in AFSCME Local 1761 where she served as vice president. After retiring, she actively volunteered with the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections and served as an assistant clerk. She loved encouraging others and thought nothing of sending the sick, shut-in or downtrodden a word of encouragement. She also enjoyed sending greeting cards to brighten someone’s day. She loved people and had a knack for collecting children who truly loved her.

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