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Gerrae Messer

February 1, 1945 — December 17, 2023

Maryville

 

Geraldine (Gerrae) Messer age 78 of Maryville passed away, Sunday, December 17, 2023 at her home.  Gerrae was a member of Wildwood Baptist Church and Maryville Alcoa Business Women’s Association.  She was very involved in the Democratic Party.  Gerrae retired from Blount Memorial Hospital after 49 years of service. She was all about God, family, and community.   Preceded in death by:  husband, Timothy Wayne Messer; brother, Fred Clay Moore; sister, Bobbie Amburn.  Survivors include:  son and daughters-in-law, Billy Charles Riddle Jr. & wife Rebecca, Russell Eric Riddle, and Bryan Keith Riddle & wife Mindee; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren. Family will receive friend from 5:00 until 6:30 PM, Thursday, December 21, 2023 at Smith West Chapel.  Funeral service will follow at 6:30 PM.  Family and friends will assemble for entombment at 3:00 PM, Friday, December 22, 2023 at Sherwood Mausoleum Chapel.  Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

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Friday, December 22, 2023

3:00pm - 4:00 am (Eastern time)

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