​Geraldine Diane “Geri” McCarthy



Geraldine Diane “Geri” McCarthy, 67, of Louisburg, died peacefully Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Duke University Hospital. She was born on August 9, 1949 in Canton, Ohio the daughter of the late John Kenneth Gore and Frances Snyder Gore. Mrs. McCarthy was raised in Pasadena, MD and attended Northeast High School. She was a faithful Christian woman who loved her family dearly and will be greatly missed.

Mrs. McCarthy was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Youngsville where she taught Sunday School and participated in vacation bible school. Her other interests include being outdoors, fishing and gardening. Christmas was her favorite time of year. She especially enjoyed entertaining her loving family and friends. Mrs. McCarthy frequently spent time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved to see them happy, smiling and playing. She was always available if anyone needed help and was a great support to all her family and friends.

Friends visited with the family from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday October 1, 2016 at Faith Baptist Church with the funeral service following at 2 o’clock. Burial was held at Pine Forest Memorial Gardens immediately following.

Mrs. McCarthy is survived by her husband of 18 years, John Joseph “Jack” McCarthy, Jr.; children, Kimberly Fortlage & husband Nathan of Rolesville, Pete Patterson of Scotland, Robin McCarthy of Pasadena, MD and John J. “Joe” McCarthy, III of Glen Burnie, MD; grandchildren, Savanna Fortlage, Ava Fortlage, Beth Patterson, Chelsea Horn & husband Stephen, Dakota Patterson, Austin Simpson, Marc McCarthy, John J. “Joey” McCarthy, IV and Katie McCarthy; great-grandchildren, Dalton Wilson, Emma Stelzer, Peyton Horn and John J. “Jay Jay” McCarthy, V; sister, Gladys Watsic & husband Michael of Pasadena, MD.

Memorial contributions can be made to Faith Baptist Church, Children’s Ministry, 249 Holden Rd, Youngsville, NC 27596.

A service of Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.(919)556-7400