Ione Barber Gerald
December 3, 1941 - December 10, 2022
Ione Barber Gerald, age 81 and a resident of Thomas, died Saturday afternoon December 10, 2022 at Riverside Medical Center after a brief illness. She worked alongside her husband at the Shell service station in Bogalusa and the Teneco service station in Amite, for several years. During this time, they together maintained a family dairy farm and she also worked at different department stores in Franklinton. Most recently, she and her family operated the Pine Malt Stand for many years. Ione always enjoyed feeding her family and friends and getting together over a delicious meal.
Survived by: Daughter: Sandy Gerald of Thomas; Son: Tim Gerald of Thomas; Grandchildren and Spouses: Nicole and Nathanial Sumrall, Wade and Hali Gerald, Alexis Gerald, Alissa Gerald, Austin Gerald; Great-grandchildren: Joseph, Colton, Bracley, Brynlee, Casen, Olivia, Harmony, Rhilyn; Sisters and a Brother in law: Lettie Pearl and Ray Holmes, Natalie Brumfield; Sister in law: Elaine Barber; Brother in law: Eddie Hughes; Also numerus nieces, nephews and other family members
She was preceded in death by her son Randy Gerald, grandson Jason Crain, parents Benton Barber and Ettley Riley Barber, a sister Doris Hughes, brothers Thomas Barber, Wayne Barber, Wade Barber, Donald Barber and other family members.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday December 15th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Thursday with Bro. John Barber officiating. Burial will follow in the Alton Gerald Family Cemetery.