Geraldine Helms Staton , 87, of Rockwell, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born December 12, 1930 in Marshville, NC to L. Clifford and Lois Mills Helms. Geraldine was a 1949 graduate of Marshville High School. She was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Rockwell while her health allowed, and she was a member of the Ladies Friendship Sunday School Class.
Geraldine was a member of the Rockwell Women's Club, the Rockwell Senior Citizens Club, and the Powles Staton Funeral Home TLC Group. She was also a member of the Piedmont Unit of the North Carolina Airstream RV Club, traveling all over the county with them.
Geraldine worked at Union Supply, the ASC Office and Greene Insurance in Monroe before moving to Rockwell in 1968 when she and her husband Roy purchased Powles Funeral Home. She was a licensed Funeral Director and the Secretary Treasurer of Powles Funeral Home until 2001 when Roy retired. Geraldine and her husband Roy built the Meadows of Rockwell in 1987, where she was the Co-Administrator until her retirement in 1997.
Geraldine loved to travel with the Airstream Club, she loved spending time at their house in Linville and she loved spending time with family which was very important to her.
Geraldine is survived by her sons, Steve Staton and wife Vicki of Rockwell, and Gerald Staton and wife Pam of Rockwell; grandsons, Matt Staton and wife Adrian of Rockwell, Ryan Staton and wife Diantha of Rockwell, Will Staton and wife Charlotte of Huntersville; granddaughter, Brittany Bonnett-Staton and wife Deb of Charlotte; great-granddaughters, Maddie, Kenzie and Chyler; great-grandson, Levi; sister, Shirley Griffin of Marshville; brother, Ted Parker and wife Jewel of Oakboro; sister-in-law Carole Helms of Marshville, NC; numerous nieces and nephews; caregiver, Lisa Earnhardt; and her extended family at Powles Staton Funeral Home.
In addition to her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Staton on May 5, 2016; step-mother, Ola Parker Helms, brothers, Johnny Helms, and Charles Helms; brother-in-law, J.C. Griffin, and sister-in-law, Eleanor Helms.
The family will greet friends and relatives on Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, January 14, 2018, in the First Baptist Church of Rockwell, Rockwell, NC, with Rev. Michael Herring, Rev. Matthew Laughter, officiating.
Burial will follow in Brookhill Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Rockwell PO Box 756 Rockwell NC 28138.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to caregivers Lisa Earnhardt, Julie Mull, Patty Burchette, and Melvia Misenheimer for their love, care and support and to her neighbors who were like family.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Staton family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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