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Geraldine King Campbell Rumfola
May 2, 1932 - December 13, 2006

Geraldine (Gerri) King Campbell Rumfola, 74, joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 13, 2006 due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease. She was surrounded by her loving family, her favorite kitty and her West Oaks Geriatric caretakers.

She was also reunited with several loved ones who preceded her in death including the father of her children, Joe Fendley Rumfola, mother Neoma Johnson Campbell, father Otis Lee Campbell and granddaughter Patricia Ann Rumfola.

She leaves to cherish her memory her brothers Dael Campbell and David Kent Campbell; her step-mother Nollie Virginia Campbell; her children Rebecca Lee McKinney and her husband Wade, Virginia Kay Arny and her husband Craig, Christopher Joe Rumfola and Terence Dael Rumfola; her grandchildren Jonathan Boyd Bates, Ruth Ann Taylor and her husband Robert, Kilty Cher’i Arny, Jennifer Kay Rumfola, Joe Fendley Rumfola II, Jason Dael Rumfola and his wife Glenda, Lindsay Annette Korneke and her husband Jason, Lindsey Kay Rumfola, William Christopher Rumfola, Shannon Marie Rumfola, Curtis Lee Maupin and Casey Joe Maupin and her great grandchildren Patrick Boyd Bates, Kaylee Ruth Taylor (to be born very soon), Preston Dael Rumfola, Kylie Danelle Rumfola, Chrina Lea Rumfola, Emily Sue Zaccaro, Catherine Arline McKinney, Justin Wade McKinney and Trevor Lee Taylor; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and staff at West Oaks Geriatric.

Gerri was born May 2, 1932 in Houston, Texas. She played on the softball team and upon graduation from San Jacinto High School in 1950 she was invited to attend The Juilliard School in New York. Instead, she married the love of her life, become a Mom and used her beautiful soprano voice and piano playing in service to her precious Lord, Jesus Christ. The congregation of Townwood Baptist Church particularly loved her singing The Lord’s Prayer. Her family treasures the hand made crochet pieces and afghans she lovingly designed and stitched for special occasions and gifts. She was known for her delicious potato salad and banana pudding and delighted in family requests to make them for pot luck suppers. She inspired others in many ways but mostly a love for God, animals, and nature. She modeled determination, compassion, self-sacrifice, hard work, the value of learning, forgiveness and unconditional love.

The family will receive friends at noon Saturday, December 16, 2006 at the Beresford Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services are to follow at 1 p.m. Interment will immediately follow at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. The pallbearers will be her grandchildren Kilty Arny, Jonathan Bates, Joe Rumfola, Jennifer Rumfola, Justin McKinney and Catherine McKinney.

For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local animal shelter in Geraldine’s name.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of West Oaks Geriatric Center for their care of our beloved Geraldine the past 5 years.

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Sat., Dec 16, 2006
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Beresford Funeral Service
13501 Alief-Clodine Rd.
Houston, TX 77082
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Sat., Dec 16, 2006
1:00 pm
Beresford Funeral Service
13501 Alief-Clodine Rd.
Houston, TX 77082
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T: 281-933-9090
Sat., Dec 16, 2006
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Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
12800 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77077
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