Geraldine Alviva Tuck was born on December 26, 1937 in Canton, Ohio. Gerri passed away on November 6, 2020 at Greenfield Estate Community. Gerri graduated from Canton McKinley High School, Cleveland Beauty Academy and Kent State University. Gerri was one of Canton’s top licensed black beauticians in her day. She went back to school and earned her degree in education. She taught at Allen School until retiring in 2005.
Gerri was a lifelong member of Mount Calvary Second Missionary Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School and Bible Study. She also served on The Usher Board and supervised The Junior Ushers. She also was a Girl Scout Leader. She loved to sing and her favorite song was “Amazing Grace” and she sang it until the end.
Gerri was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Kathleen Tuck; sisters, Mary (Clifton) Raine, Gloria Tuck Hardy; brothers, Virgil Tuck, and Vernon (Ernestine) Tuck.
She leaves to cherish her precious memories her last sister Patricia(Jimmy) Hicks; sister-in-law, Pearl Tuck; devoted friend, Shirley Smith, as well as a host of loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Gerri truly loved all her nieces and nephews, they were her JOY!
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