Geraldine Warren

Geraldine May Warren (Maurer)

Wednesday, May 5th, 1926 - Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Geraldine Warren passed away on January 7, 2020 in Waco. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 10 at 11 am at OakCrest Funeral Home with Dr. Randy Hughes officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 am, prior to the service.

Geraldine was born May 5, 1931 in Indiana to Flores and Nell Mullinix Maurer. Shortly after she was born her family moved to Waco where she was enrolled in the Cradle Roll of Emmanuel Baptist Church and later baptized. She met Billy Warren when she was still a teenager at Wright Skating Rink in downtown Waco. They were married at Emmanuel Baptist Church on April 5, 1952. While Billy was stationed in the U.S. Army at Ft. Carson, CO, they lived in a small apartment in a boarding house in Colorado Springs. After being discharged, they moved back to Waco and became faithful members of Emmanuel.

Geraldine taught a primary Sunday School class for many years. She also worked in the grocery business at Piggly Wiggly, Waco Meat Market, and then after many years, retired from Harris Creek Grocery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Flora Nell Miley and husband, Elwood and Marie Weathers and husband, Stormy; sister-in-law, Frances Spitzer and husband, Nelson; brothers-in-law, Homer Warren and Cecil Warren, Jr. and wife, Doris; and brother-in-law, Frank Goldapp.

She is survived by her husband of almost 68 years, Billy Warren; sister, Rosemary Goldapp; sister-in-law, Lou Warren; daughters, Debbie Sherman and husband, Eddie and Karen Garbett and husband, Kent; grandchildren, Stacy Sligh and husband, Chase, Clint Sherman and wife, Taylor, Ryan and Shannon Garbett and Chad Garbett; great grandchildren, Kyndal and Lillie Sligh, Jaycob Jones, Kinsey and Peyton Garbett and Breydon Garbett.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff and all the caregivers in the Oak and Willow units at Wesley Woods for showing such care and compassion to Geraldine.

Memorials may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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  • Service

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 11:00am
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Services will conclude in the chapel. Burial will take place at a later date.
    Dr. Randy Hughes
  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    2124 S. 5th Street
    WACO, TX 76706
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Bridget (Green) Jenkins

Posted at 09:43pm
Bill, Debbie, Karen & Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Gerry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God lend you extra strength and guidance through this very difficult time!
Bridget (Green) Jenkins

Ray Roberts

Posted at 09:51am
I am very sorry to hear about Geraldine. She will be missed. It was always nice seeing you and Geraldine at Golden Corral for many years...….such cherished memories. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Ray Roberts

Linda Lawson Marshall

Posted at 09:28pm
Billy, Debbie, and Karen,
Sending lots of hugs and prayers. May God wrap his arms around y’all for comfort. 🙏

Fran Freeman

Posted at 07:43pm
Dear Debbie, Eddie, & Family,

We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our prayer is that God would surround all your family with His loving arms to give you comfort & peace. May He give you strength to face the difficult days ahead. Fran & Jadie Freeman, Hewitt, Texas

Sal Tahiri

Posted at 05:09pm
I remember she used to send a plateful of divinity candy with Karen to our Christmas parties at work. She was just as sweet.
May she now rest in the divinity of Christ. My sincerest condolences to the family.

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