Geraldine (Nance) PetersJuly 10, 1924 ~ June 12, 2017 (age 92)
Geraldine was born Geraldine Nance to Hazel and James Nance on July 10, 1924, in Kansas City, Kansas. She was educated in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.
In 1943, she was joined in holy matrimony with Albert Williams, to this union five children were born. They were married for over 25 years, working, raising their children and enjoying life.
In 1957 Geraldine furthered her education and graduated as an LPN from KU Med Center School of Nursing. She worked as a staff nurse, then as educator for nurse aide students.
Albert preceded her in death in 1966.
In 1969 Geraldine was wed to Jimmy Peters. She retired from nursing in 1972, becoming a full-time homemaker and bookkeeper for the family business. She was always an avid baseball fan and had her favorite teams and players, including their stats and lineups. She was an excellent cook and baker, she loved to try new recipes. Known, as Granny to all the grandchildren, she always had sweet treats on hand and was willing to give cooking tips to all who asked. She enjoyed working in her yard cultivating her flowers, or redecorating her home, including hanging wall paper. Smoked ribs and fresh caught fried fish were two of her specialties.
She and Jimmy were active members of Rising Star Baptist Church until their health failed. He a Deacon and Choir Member, and she on the Mother Board. They enjoyed many years together (married for 51 years), fishing, family and social gathering, playing dominoes, listening, and dancing to their favorite tunes. They were excellent ballroom dancers.
Geraldine was preceded in death by one son, Steven Williams, Sr.
She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband, Jimmy Peters; four daughters, Peggy Robinson (Grover); Carole Kelley (Delbert); Judith Sims (Edward); Phyllis Smith (Clyde); one son, Patrick Williams; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie French; and Mrs. Sherrel Smith-Lynch; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-eight great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.