*The family of noted civil rights educator and gospel singer Geraldine Lorraine Jones is asking the public for help with funeral expenses for the deceased.
Below is the letter of appeal sent to EURweb by Christian St. John.
TO ALL FRIENDS OF GOOD WILL, thank for your compassionate concern, and I’m reaching out to you personally as to this very urgent appeal regarding the emergency fund drive and worthy cause for Ms Geraldine Lorraine Jones, who was the celebrated educator and humanitarian from Miami who passed away last week from the complications of a stroke and cardiac arrest.
We are appealing to you to help us celebrate her life, as the homegoing memorial for Ms Jones is scheduled for next Wednesday at the St Bede Church @ the University of Miami in Coral Gables Florida. Geraldine Lorraine Jones a woman of faith, was the legendary protege assistant to Mary Mc Leod Bethune (the civil rights education trailblazer who founded the historic Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach Florida) educator, humanitarian, gospel singer, champion of children’s causes, patron of the arts, who impacted the lives of people from all walks of life and in society at large, having garnered momentous accolades and highly valued recognitions. But due to limited financial resources, the family has faced a financial hardship towards covering the cost of this memorial as her body is still held at a funeral home without burial, and NEED YOUR URGENT HELP to celebrate her life with the due honor she so deserves, who through her tireless educational work and visionary initiatives have helped paved the way for so many people both near and far.
Given that the nation is at the apex of celebrating Black History Month, Ms Geraldine Lorraine Jones life shines as a beacon of hope and testament to the beneficence of the human spirit. WE ARE APPEALING TO YOU TO PLEASE HELP since time is truly of the essence, so that the magnanimous contributions of this heroic individual encapsulates the power of possibilities, as the family of humanity comes together. Through the heart of compassion and benevolence we are trusting in the altruistic and courageous spirit of the American family and of all people, to stand with us at this time of need.
It is my belief that the ‘people of good will’ will help to uphold the celebratorial dignity of this beloved educator, humanitarian, and gospel singer, so I have contacted you personally due to the urgency of this concern, to ask of you to PLEASE COME TO THE ASSISTANCE OF THIS CAUSE regarding the necessary funds needed, to give this honored citizen a memorial worthy of her life’s mission, knowing that the scope of her work and dedicated sacrifices has touched the lives of all of us, in one way or another.
WITH DEEPEST APPRECIATION AND GRATEFULNESS, WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR URGENT HELP TO THIS HONORABLE CAUSE, Christian St John.
PLEASE FIND INCLUDED ARE THE COST OF THE FUNERAL HOME AND THE CEMETERY.OVERNIGHT MONEY ORDERS/CASHIERS CHECKS OR WIRE TRANSFERS CAN BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE FUNERAL HOME AND THE CEMETERY.
HADLEY DAVIS FUNERAL HOME
16505 NW 27TH AVE
MIAMI FLORIDA 33054
FOR-GERALDINE LORRAINE JONES
AMOUNT OWED: $4, 440.00
FOR THE MAUSOLEUM AND BURIAL
ROYAL PALM CEMETERY
5601 GREENWOOD AVE
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA 33407
FOR-GERALDINE LORRAINE JONES
AMOUNT OWED: $5,677.00
Christian St John