Geraldine "Jerri" Hinson
“A life embodied with contentment – happy memories of things past, enjoyment of things present and a hope of good to come.”
Geraldine Hinson, the daughter of the late Elisha Williams, Jr. and Alleane Robinson Williams Walker life began on February 12,1936. She was raised in a Christian home early in life and developed an appreciation for spiritual guidance. This was reflected in her decisions for family, education, and social relations. She was converted and baptized at an early age at St. John’s Primitive Baptist Church in Midway, Florida.
She attended school both in Gadsden and Leon County Florida. She obtained her college degree and continued getting additional credits from Bronx Community College in preparation for her life’s work. She worked as an educator in New York City Public Schools for over 50 years. She always strived to improve herself and provide challenging, yet fun, educational experiences for her students. She loved her job, doing whatever she could to make life better for young children.
She was united in Holy Matrimony to Wash Hinson, Jr. on August 28, 1954 and they relocated to New York in 1956. To this union three children were born Vernice, Cheryl and Warren. Together, Geraldine and Wash, pursued their dreams and raised their family. She was a nurturing and loving wife and mother. This union, that God put together has been blessed with 63 years.
She was preceded in death by her father Elisha Williams, Jr.; her mother Alleane Robinson Williams Walker; step-father Willie Walker; 4 sisters Helen Williams Jackson, Johnnie Mae Williams Jackson Caldwell, Florida Bea Williams, Gruthrue Williams Willis; one brother Linzie Williams and one grandson Joseph Rowland, Jr.
A strong faith in God was evident both in her words and actions. She was a member of Community Baptist Church in Jamaica, New York. She served on the Usher Board.
She leaves to cherish with loving memories her husband Wash Hinson, Jr. of Jamaica, NY; 2 daughters Vernice L. Neal (Carl) Selkirk, NY, Cheryl Hinson Jamaica, NY, Warren Hinson Midway, FL; 1 sister Doris Williams Davis Midway, FL, 1 brother Russel Walker Miami Beach, FL; 3 sisters-in-law Loreatha Hinson Doute Tallahassee, FL, Beatrice Hinson Johnson, Orlando, FL, Loureatha Hinson Bronx, NY; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.