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BLUEFIELD, Va. Altha Geraldine Palmer, 92, of Bluefield, VA was born April 11, 1925 to McKinley and Annie Bratton of Bluefield, VA. Geraldine passed on Monday, April 24, 2017 at Westwood Nursing Home in Bluefield, VA
Geraldine attended the Tazewell County school system graduating from Tazewell County High School.
She was a faithful member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Bluefield, VA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Anthanious Lapaze Palmer, Sr.; three brothers, Adolphus Bratton, Cortez Bratton and Eddie Bratton; and one sister, Yvonne Saunders.
She is survived by one daughter, Paulette Williams of Yonkers, NY; one son, Anthanious "Butch" Lapaze Palmer, Jr. and wife Katherine of Bluefield, VA; two grandsons, Randy Watkins and wife Christine of New York City, NY and Antonio Palmer and wife Gwen of Bluefield, WV; two great grandsons, Garret Palmer and Gage Palmer; one sister, Nancy Grayson of Yonkers, NY; one brother, Bobby Bratton and wife Yvonne of Bluefield, VA; special friend, Carlos Bradshaw; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Bethel A.M.E. United Methodist Church, 130 Russell St., Bluefield, VA with Rev. Michael Bratton and Rev. James Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Littlesburg Road, Bluefield. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the church from 12:00 Noon until the service hour on Saturday.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.
Published on April 27, 2017
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