Thursday, January 27, 2022
2:00 - 4:00pm
Geraldine Joan VanHecke, age 88, passed away peacefully at home January 23, 2022 after a long battle with COPD. "Geri", as many knew her, was born December 28, 1933 in Royale Oak, Michigan. Geri and her husband Bill proudly raised their family in St. Clair, Michigan. Since 1982, for over 40 years, Geri has called the Northeast Georgia mountains her home.
Geri is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur and Irene Monday; sister, Jean; beloved son, Mark VanHecke; and husband, Bill VanHecke.
Geri is survived by sister Shirley Laramie; her loving daughters, Vickie VanHecke Hohmann of Hiawassee, GA and Lisa VanHecke of Los Angeles, CA; stepson Bill VanHecke (spouse Grace VanHecke) of Detroit, Michigan; loving grandsons Ray Hohmann III and Peter Hohmann (spouse Nicole Hohmann) of Hayesville, NC and Jack Ward of Los Angeles, CA; loving granddaughters Tina Hohmann of Bradenton, FL, Michelle Hanlon (spouse Heath Hanlon) of Gainesville, GA, Natalie Ward of Los Angeles, CA, and Elizabeth Hohmann of Fort Lauderdale, FL; great grandchildren: Cheyenne, Abbie, Patrick Cruz, Vinney, Leah, Rylee, Avary and Lane that she cherished very deeply.
Geri worked the majority of her life as a real estate broker, but also showed interest in multiple other job titles such as a driver's ed instructor, pharmacy tech, hair salon owner, housewife, horseshow momma, and hat model. Her greatest achievement besides raising her family, was being a member of the Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, along with owning and operating Real Estate Masters in Towns County.
Arrangements are being handled by Banister-Cooper Funeral Home. A Memorial Service is planned for Thursday, January 27th from 2-4 pm.