May 11, 2013

Gearldine (Patton) Preece

— Gearldine (Patton) Preece went to heaven Wednesday, May 8 , 2013.

Gearldine was born in Ohio to David and Floda Patton on Dec. 29, 1955, and was one of 10 children.

She was the beloved wife of Jerome Dale Preece of San Saba, Texas, to whom she married on Nov. 4, 1971.

She was a resident of Dalton for more than 20 years.

Gearldine will forever be remembered by her loving husband, her three daughters and son-in laws, Jeri Ann and Ronnie Banks of Ringgold, Dena Lynn Preece and Anthony Chadwick of Ellijay and Darla Rae Martin and Joseph Campbell of Dalton. She will also be missed by her treasured grandchildren, Carol Marie Chadwick, Trevor Dean Preece, Brian Evan-Dale Martin, Destinee Paige Preece, Cheyanne Raelynn Martin and Aubrey Grace Martin. Family members who will be missing her will be her mother, Floda Patton; her sisters, Mary Rose, Pat, Marcella, Donna, Dorothy and Linda; her brothers, Howard, Buddy, Kenneth and Eric. She also had numerous nieces and nephews and extended family members in Texas, Washington and Kentucky who will be missing her as well.

Gearldine loved to spend time with her family and her grandchildren who were the sunshine of her life.  She touched the lives of many people with her loving and generous heart.  

Friends and family will be invited to attend a memorial service that will be announced at a later date.  

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services, Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, (423) 265-4414.