Geraldine Mariakis
October 18, 1936 ~ August 3, 2023

Geraldine Mariakis, age 86 of Rossville, GA passed away on Thursday, August 3rd, 2023. She was born October 18th, 1936 in New Augusta, Mississippi to Lewis Edward and Audrey Mills Turner. Geraldine was a devoted wife, mother and friend to all who knew her.

She loved and knew Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was a member of Spring Creek Road Baptist Church.

Geraldine spent her whole life loving, caring, and serving people. She never had an ill-willed thought or word towards anyone unless you badmouthed one of her kids! She and Andy worked in the Spa business opening up and developing one of the first fitness centers in the South, Cosmopolitan Spa. After that, she worked as a court reporter transcribing some of the most covered court cases in the Eastern U.S.

After a stroke in the early 80’s, Geraldine kept busy doing what Grannys do best, watching and loving on Grandkids! We were blessed to have such a great example from our parents of how you keep loving, no matter how hard the times get. Our mom and dad gave us the greatest gift parents could ever give their children, Faith in Jesus and a living example of Agape love.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 56 years and the love of her life, Andrew Mariakis, her sisters, Barbra Jean Thomas and Mary Grissom, and her brothers, John Turner and Lewis Turner.

She is survived by her sons, Mark (Debbie) Mariakis and Keith (Angie) Mariakis, her sister, Julia (Judy) Jeske; grandchildren, Josh (Nikki) Mariakis, Caleb (Randi) Mariakis, Jacob (Addy) Mariakis, Christa (Zeb) Mathis and Kelly Mariakis; great-grandchildren, Hattie, Ava, Cooper, AJ, Graham and Braylee.

The family would like to thank the heartfelt care of Hearth Hospice in Fort Oglethorpe, GA and NHC Rossville. Our mom was surrounded by so many “angels” from these two organizations that loved on her and treated her like their own mother. We are forever grateful.

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Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Rocky Bradford officiating. Interment will be at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South at 10:00 AM on Monday.

The family will receive friends 1-3 PM Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.

Funeral Home in Charge

Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory
3239 Battlefield Pkwy
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-5400