Geraldine McGill Darling, 79, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on January 31, 2014. Born May 14, 1934 in Gastonia, NC, she was the daughter of the late Boyd McGill and Lola Parrish McGill, and wife of the late Irving L. Darling. Geri enjoyed working as a telephone operator for Bell South until she became a mother and chose to stay home and raise her family. She was a member of First Baptist Central Florida in Orlando, FL, and attended Gateway Freewill Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by daughters, Janet Colley of Ocala, FL, Cynthia Darling of Clearwater, FL, Teresa Clark of Ocoee, FL, and Annette Darling of Orlando, FL; son, Irving L. Darling, II of Casselberry, FL; grandchildren, Brynn Madamba of Virginia Beach, VA, Heather Fortner of Chesapeake, VA, Ryan Sweat of San Diego, CA, Kerri Pitts of Stow, ME, Bethany Clark of Ocoee, FL, Leslie Mason of Ocoee, FL, Kristopher Clark, Ocoee, FL, Chatham Darling of Casselberry, FL, Andrew Colley of Ocoee, FL, Steven Colley of Dunnellon, FL, Johnny Bishop of St. Petersburg, FL, and Selena Bishop of Clearwater, FL; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, February 7, 2014 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Gotha, Fl.
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