Geraldine Elizabeth Milbourne, the beloved eldest daughter of Donald and Elsie Milbourne was born on February 8, 1944. Affectionately known by family and friends as “Clarcy,” she exchanged time for eternity on September 29, 2023. She was preceded in death by her mother and brother, Harry Milbourne.
Geraldine received her education in the Worcester County Public School system. She was employed by Campbell Soup Company for more than twenty years and later became a certified geriatric nursing assistant. She worked for several nursing and rehabilitation homes and lovingly cared for her patients until retiring in 1997. After residing in Maryland and Virginia for most of her life, she moved to Palmetto, Georgia in 2021.
At an early age, Geraldine accepted Christ as her Savior and was a member of St. James United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. and the Queen Esther Chapter No. 22, Order of the Eastern Star, PHA. While residing in Georgia, she was a faithful member of the Palmetto Park Baptist Manor Chapel.
Geraldine was a truly remarkable woman whose love and care touched the lives of all who knew her. She was a beacon of love within her family, a source of unwavering support, and provided a listening ear. Her priority was always ensuring the happiness and well-being of those around her. She had a heart that overflowed with love and her family and friends were her greatest joys.
Her adoration for flowers and pets was always evident. She found solace and joy in the beauty and innocence of nature. Geraldine’s home was adorned with flowers and she usually had either a dog, bird, fish, or some other pet to love. She loved to babysit and spoiled all the children who were in her care. Her love knew no boundaries, and she extended her heartfelt warmth to all, making everyone feel like a cherished member of the family.
The holidays held a special place in Geraldine’s heart. She embraced the festive season with enthusiasm that radiated throughout her entire family. Her holiday card was always the first to arrive, a symbol of her unwavering love and thoughtfulness. Her warm smile and inviting personality made gatherings feel like a true celebration of love and togetherness.
In her memory, let us strive to be as selfless, caring, and generous as she was. Let us nurture the flowers in our lives, both symbolically and literally, and extend our love to all creatures great and small. And let us remember that family extends beyond blood ties – it encompasses the bonds we forge with those we hold dear.
To cherish her memory of genuine love and devotion, she leaves her father, Donald Milbourne (Katherine) of Pocomoke City, MD; children, Gennine (Charles) Hagar of Fayetteville, GA, Tammy (Kenneth) Clark of Fredericksburg, VA, Randall Poole, Jr. (Stacey) of Salisbury, MD, and Rhonda (Terry) Poole-Thornton of Clinton, MD; eight grandchildren, Gregory (Verlyncia) Hagar, Christian Clark, Cameron Poole, Kimberly Clark, Elias Poole, Marc Clark, Jalyn Watson, and Joshua Watson; one great-granddaughter, Cambrie Poole; sisters, Bessie Milbourne of Dover, DE, Brenda (James) Williams of Newport, DE, and Sadie Fisher of Salisbury, MD; sister-in-law, Shirley Milbourne of Pocomoke City, MD; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and close friends.
We bid farewell to our dear mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, knowing that her spirit will forever shine bright in our lives. May she find eternal peace and happiness; surrounded by the beauty she so loved.
"With the flowers, she nurtured love. With her love, she nurtured us all."