Geraldine McGill "Geri" Kimbro

July 9th, 1936 to January 8th, 2018
Obituary

Geraldine McGill “Geri” Kimbro, 81, of Port Huron Township, died Monday, January 8, 2018.

She was born July 9, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Harold and Hilda Kimbro. She joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1955.

Geri began her legacy of service in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1965 at the Hough Community Center. After moving to Port Huron in 1973, she was coordinator of the Leonard Center for many years. She was co-chair of Minority Relations at St. Clair County Community College and served on the board of Blue Water Hospice and the Council on Aging. She was a past president of the Port Huron Branch of the NAACP, which honored her lifetime of service in 2013 by creating the “Geri Kimbro Humanitarian Award.” In 1998, she helped create a local program in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., which she helped lead for 15 years. “Grandma Geri” volunteered as a foster grandparent for 20 years through the Council on Aging, serving for over 17,000 hours, inspiring children to learn to read. She also mentored youth through the SONS ministry. Geri was awarded the Council on Aging’s “Special Volunteer of the Year” in 1999, the United Way of St. Clair County’s “Heart of Gold” award in 2007, and the Blue Water Community Action Agency’s “Beacon of Light” award. She was honored in 2014 as first runner up for the Governor’s Service Award as Senior Volunteer of the Year.

She is survived by four children, Rev. Bill McGill, Lurlene (David) Nichols, James McGill and Charles McGill; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister, Wilda McGill; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday in Restoration Christian Community Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Restoration Christian Community Church. Geri’s son, the Rev. Bill McGill, will officiate.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Marine Corps and the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to SONS, Mid City Nutrition or Imani Baptist Temple Missions.

Arrangements are by Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. To send condolences, visit pollockrandall.com

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