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Willie Estee Geter

February 4, 1932 ~ July 10, 2015 (age 83)

Obituary

Receiving strength and comfort in these thoughts, we, the family members and friends of Mr. Willie Estee Geter, humbly submit to the Will of God in His calling him to eternal rest on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury, where he had been a patient for one day. Born in Woodleaf, NC on February 4, 1932, Mr. Geter was the son of the late Benjamin Fred Geter and Lucy Pharr Geter. His formal education was in the public schools of Rowan County, NC. He left North Carolina at a young age and moved to Philadelphia, PA, seeking better job opportunities. His quest was successful, and he was employed by General Motors, and retired after thirty two years of service. While in Pennsylvania he joined St. Matthew A.M.E. Church and maintained his membership until he returned to North Carolina where he joined New Jerusalem Holiness Church. Mr. Geter loved to fish, travel, and talk. He was a frequent visitor at the Rufty Home, where he talked, exercised and played board games. He was known for picking on the staff, but he didn't stop there. Each time he visited, he provided lunch for the workers as well as those who were in his group. He always took doughnuts to the medical staff when he had an appointment with his physician, even if it made him late. He did no less at the Laurel Nursing Home where he took physical therapy. He was a constant encourager to the staff and patients, and he also helped increase their waist lines by providing lunch on a continual basis. Family was important to him, and he enjoyed organizing the family reunion. He was preceded in death by his first wife Dorothy, and their son, Joseph; seven brothers, William, James, John, J.W., Benjamin, Nathaniel, and Albert Geter; two sisters, El Willie Barkley and Areta Allen. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Richardson Geter of the home; one sister, Essie Ruth (Hallie) Leach of New Jersey; one brother-in-law, James Richardson; six sisters-in-law, Helena Washington, Brenda Morrison, Rev. Brenda Geter, Lucille Geter, Shirley Geter, and Mary Nora Geter. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Willie Estee Geter please visit our Sympathy Store.

Visitation

JUL 16. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Graham Funeral Home

635 Wilkesboro St.

Mocksville, NC, 27028

Service

JUL 16. 12:00 PM (EDT)

Graham Funeral Home

635 Wilkesboro St.

Mocksville, NC, 27028

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