Jean Christopher Geiger

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Jan. 29, 1925 – May 31, 2015

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STARKVILLE — Graveside services for Jean Christopher Geiger, 90, of Starkville, who died Sunday, May 31, 2015, after a lengthy illness in Natchez, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Starkville with the Rev. Jason Middleton officiating.

Burial will follow under the direction of Welch Funeral Home in Starkville.

Ms. Geiger was a native and longtime resident of Starkville.

Jean loved her Savior, family and friends. She was a sweet, loving, gentle, kind, gracious and compassionate person. Usually she had an infectious smile, but children lit her up like a Christmas tree. She was always very active in the Southern Baptist churches where she lived and was especially involved with the Women’s Missionary Union. She was interested in missions, prayed for missionaries and supported them.

Jean was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Nile and the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Austin and Opal Quinn Christopher; one son, William Austin Geiger; and an infant daughter.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, William Albert Geiger; one daughter, Fran Geiger Nolan and husband, Wilton “Wil” of Natchez; one granddaughter, Kristyn Noelle Nolan of Gulfport; and one sister, Doris Etheridge of Starkville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, The Baptist Children’s Village, Gideons International or to a charity of choice.

The family expresses appreciation to caregivers, Mary Murray and Mamie West.

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