Geraldine Gross, nee Purcell, 76, of Belleville, IL, born Sunday, June 2, 1946, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at her residence in Belleville, IL.
Jerry enjoyed life, loved Elvis and had such a beautiful soul. She will be missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Husband, Darrell Ray Gross
- Son, Matthew Joseph Gross
- Parents, Malcolm William Sr. and Mavis, nee Melvin, Albrecht
- Brother, Malcom W. “Joe” Gross Jr.
Surviving are her:
- Son, Darren (Theresa) Gross of Belleville, IL
- Sister, Denise Purcell of Collinsville, IL
- Half brothers and sisters:
- John Purcell
- Ellen (Craig) Bauer
- Carolyn (Brian) Mort
- Maryann (Mike) McKernan
- Brittany (Derek) Zinck
- Dustin (Laura) Gross
- Great grandchildren:
- Jeff Weber
- Scott Weber
- Brandon Weber
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Funeral: Private family services.
Darren and Theresa,
So sorry for your families loss. I will ne thinking of you all in the days ahead.
Derek- Mack’s Son and your old camping buddy.
My heart goes out to.you Darren, Denise, Theresa and all the grandchildren. Jerry was a very special person with a beautiful soul and I will miss her dearly. Love, Bonnie
To my dearest, sweet sister. We were two peas in a pod and when we were together we were like Lucy and Ethel. (Remember our trips to Florida?). Life won’t be the same without your laughter, hugs and devotion. I’m looking forward to visiting with you at our hummy feeder this Spring. I love you so much!