Valdosta Daily Times


December 22, 2013

Catherine “Cathy” Geddings

--- — Catherine “Cathy” Geddings, 53, of Naylor, Ga., passed away Thursday Dec., 19, 2013 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta following an unexpected illness.  She was born April 13, 1960 in Palatka, Fla., to John A. Wilkes and the late Mary Elizabeth Williams Wilkes. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by an infant brother John Andy Wilkes. She was a member of the Pleasant Way Baptist Church in Lowndes County. She Graduated from Valdosta State University, then received her master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. She changed lives of many young people by being a teacher with the Valdosta City School System, where she taught high school 20 years. She also loved quilting and was a member of the Withlacoochee Quilt Guild. She had a love of animals, especially cats. Her big heart and sweet and giving spirit continued after her death by being an organ donor.

Survivors include her son – Jason M. Geddings – Naylor, Ga.; Father – John A. Wilkes – Naylor; Sister and Brother-in-Law – Paulette and Jeff Eberhard – Mountain Rest, S.C.; Sister and Brother-in-Law – Pam and Chuck Saul – Okeechobee, Fla.; Niece – Donna Hedgepeth – Norway, S.C.; Nephew – John  Eberhard – Mountain Rest, S.C.; four great nieces and nephews

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in the Pleasant Way Baptist Church with burial of her cremains in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends and family at the social Hall of the church after the services. Sympathy may be expressed online at — Music Funeral Services of Lakeland.

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