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Rector (Phillips)

May 16, 1941 – October 13, 2018

Geraldine Rector
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Obituary for Geraldine Rector (Phillips)


Geraldine Phillips Rector, age 77, of Hickory, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Catawba Hospice and Palliative Care. She was born May 16, 1941, daughter of the late Ernest William Phillips Sr. and Berlie Greer Phillips.

Mrs. Rector was of the Baptist faith and was a nurse in area hospitals. She was last employed at Broughton Hospital before she became disabled.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Grayson Rector, a brother, Ernest Phillips Jr. and two sisters, Delores Anderson and Angeline Boyd.

Those left to cherish her memory are a son, Kevin Bryan Norman of Vale, two daughters, Kerri Norman Benfield (James) of Morganton and Beth Anne Anderson of Vale and an honorary daughter, Gracie Green of Hickory and Donald Norman of Vale who was the father of her children. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Mackie Funeral Home from 1:00-2:00 PM. The funeral will follow in the Mackie Chapel at 2:00 PM officiated by Rev. Bruce Dayton, Hospice Chaplain and Pastor William Kanupp. Burial will be in the Freedom Independent Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Todd Phillips, Kevin Norman, Gideon Duffy, James Benfield, Dean Isenhour, and Lee Anderson.

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When Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mackie Funeral Home
35 Duke Street
Granite Falls, NC 28630

Service Information

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 2:00pm
Rev. Bruce Dayton
Pastor William Kanupp
Mackie Funeral Home Chapel
35 Duke Street
Granite Falls, NC 28630

Interment Information

Freedom Independent Baptist Church Cemetery
35 Duke St., NC