Obituary of Evelyn Geter
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KISSIMMEE, FL Evelyn Newsome Geter was born on August 18, 1937, in Edgefield, SC., to Matthew Newsome, Sr. and Lillian Cain Newsome. She was the oldest of four children: Matthew Newsome Jr. and two twins, who all pre-decreased her. She attended schools in South Carolina. At an early age, the family moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut. She graduated from the local schools here in Bridgeport, CT. She also graduated from Butler Business School. Evelyn worked several jobs during her lifetime at Sikorsky Aircraft in Strafford, Connecticut on the Blackhawk Aircraft; People’s Bank as a Administrator; and AB Technologies in Alexandria, Virginia as a Finance Clerk where she retired from. She met and married Frederick Adgie Geter on August 20, 1955 at The First Baptist Church of Stratford. From this union, Evelyn gave birth to their eight (8) children: 4 sons: William Stanley Geter (Flordia), Frederick Matthew Geter (Bridgeport), Donald Geter (Bridgeport), Michael Jerome Geter (Florida), 4 daughters: Lillian Maureen Geter (Curtis) Florida, Tammy Geter Flagler (Jackie) Virginia, Rosemarie Geter (Florida), Katrina Geter (Bridgeport). She became a member of Walters Memorial AME Zion Church and remain active for many years until she moved to Poinciana, Florida. She was a member of the Chancellor Choir; a Missionary and a member of the South Carolina Club. While in Poinciana, Florida, she wanted to find a church to call home and found that in Parkview Christian Life Center in Haines City, Florida. Evelyn loved to travel between Connecticut and Florida via Amtrak Metro Silverline #97 because she did not like to fly. She would say, the ride is not bad, the seats are comfortable and she could get up and walk around the train. She loved going to tag sales; and the Hard Rock casino and enjoy going out to various restaurants to eat; especially Cracker Barrell. Evelyn Geter is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frederick Geter and her brother Matthew Newsome. She leaves to morn her passing her eight children: William Stanley Geter (Flordia), Frederick Matthew Geter (Bridgeport), Donald Geter (Bridgeport), Michael Jerome Geter (Florida), Lillian Maureen Geter (Curtis) Florida, Tammy Geter Flagler (Jackie) Virginia, Rosemarie Geter (Florida), Katrina Geter (Bridgeport); 16 grandchildren: Keyona T. Geter, Alex H. Sullivan, John E. Sullivan, Jason J. Flagler; Jessica T. Flagler, Ebony M. Sullivan, Issac M. Sullivan, Travis J. Sullivan, Kenny Steward, Anthony Geter, Jarmar Taylor, Justin Taylor, Miracle Geter, Andre Johnson, Monique Williams, Nigeria Garden; 32 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; her Cain Family; her Newsome family, her Blacks family; her Dennis family and a host of other family members. Best friends: Rebecca Alston; Lillian Jenkins (decreased); Louise C. Blow; Mrs. Ollie Hodges (decreased), Carrie of Poinciana, Florida; Mrs. Lillian Harp (decreased) and Josephine Coble Lennox as well as many, many special friends. Burial will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 1:00PM at Willowbrook Cemetery, Westport. The Mortons Mortuary of Bridgeport is directing the arrangements.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Evelyn Geter, please visit Tribute Store
1:00 pm - 1:25 pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020
395 Main Street
Westport, Connecticut, United States
Section 12, Row 8, Grave No. 19