Aldridge, Gertha Alderman

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amem_rose1.jpgGertha Alderman Aldridge, 97, formerly of Floyd passed away February 15, 2015 at The Berkshire Health and Rehabilitation Center, Vinton, Virginia where she was a resident for more than five years. She was the oldest child born to John E and Almeda Sowers Alderman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Stant, and her daughter, Carol Aldridge Mabery; her brothers, Edgar and William; sisters, Freeda A. Gragan, Elizabeth A Sowers, Ruby A Gray, Alice Alderman, and infant sisters Shelby Jean and Hazel Marie.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Aldridge Conner and her husband Jack, Bedford County; granddaughter, Kathryn Conner Holland and her husband, Gregg, Salem; grandsons, Michael Kevin Mabery and his wife, Susan, Roanoke; J Clay Conner and his wife, Christi, Georgetown. KY; great-grandsons, Adam Gregory and Grayson Conner Holland, Michael Christopher and Kevin Edward Mabery; great-granddaughters, Olivia Carol and Campbell Grace Conner. Her sister-in-law, Lorraine Alderman, her son-in-law, Edward Mabery and his wife, Doris; several nieces and nephews in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and New Jersey; special friends Margie and Roger Shortt, Hansel Robertson, Robert and Lucille Miles also survive her.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon, Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd, with service immediately following with the Reverend Darlene Marshall officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery.

The family profoundly thanks the staff at The Berkshire; especially the members of Unit 3, whose compassionate support and care of our loved one will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Falling Branch United Methodist Church, 1260 Floyd Hwy. South, Floyd, VA 24091, Floyd Rescue Squad P.O. Box 257, Floyd, VA 24091 or a charity of your choice.