Geraldine “Gerry” Gainey Kempster, 54, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in the comfort of her home.
“Gerry,” as she was affectionately known, was born Monday, Jan. 18, 1965, in Virginia Beach to Don and Nancy Gainey. She grew in up the Diamond Springs neighborhood and graduated from Bayside High School.
Gerry was a ice cream maker for over 16 years at Uncle Harry’s Ice Cream in Loehmann’s Plaza until her retirement. Those who were fortunate enough to know Gerry would say she was a kind, hardworking woman who loved the Redskins, camping and being with her family and friends. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, sister and friend. She will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Lauren Kempster; father, Don Gainey; sister, Melissa Leonard; brother, Boyd Leonard Jr.; niece, Jasmine Dodson; two nephews, Damian Dodson and William Leonard III; and two cousins, Donny Foote and Dustyn Foote-Anderson. Gerry was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Fulgham.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 5, at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations.
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