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Minister Geraldine Lacey

April 17, 1949 ~ March 27, 2022 (age 72)

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Geraldine Lacey was born to Marian Eliza Niblack Richardson-Harris and Lonnie McKinley Harris in Leesburg, Florida on April 17, 1949. She was born the twin of Gerald Richardson Sr. They loved each other and always tried to celebrate their birthday together. HER EDUCATION: She was educated in the Lake County School system for grade school, and later in 1967 she graduated from Carver Heights High School in Leesburg. She was an excellent student participating in many extra-curricular activities. After graduating from high school, Geraldine enrolled in Cosmetology School which she completed, and worked in that field for some time. In later years, Geraldine received her certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). She worked with Hospice patients for ten years. She had a passion for caring and serving patients, and went beyond the call of duty to ensure their needs were met. In 1997, Geraldine received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. She loved studying and learning as much as she could. HER SPIRITUAL LIFE: Geraldine received her foundation from St. Stephen A.M.E. Church in Leesburg, where she participated in many church activities. At the age of eighteen, she gave her life to Jesus Christ, and became a member of Carver Heights Church of God, which later became Citadel of Hope Ministries. She served faithfully in the church. Everyone who knew her is aware that she was a Prayer Warrior, and a great Soul-Winner. She brought many people to the Lord. She became an ordained Minister who was on fire for God. For a few years she served in the former ministry of Gospel Tabernacle. In 2012, she became a faithful member of Frontier Church in Leesburg, where she attended until her health failed. She was a true and faithful soldier for the Lord. She fed the hungry and opened her home to others. She was always ready and willing to witness and pray for someone whenever the opportunity arose. HER PERSONAL & FAMILY LIFE: Those who knew Geraldine is aware that she was known for her soul food cooking and homemade cakes and pies. She was also known to be a blessing to her community and everyone around her, strangers, friends or family. When she heard of a death, she began cooking large amounts of food and taking it to the bereaved family. She gave of herself and possessions to anyone in need. On May 9, 1969, she was joined into matrimony with Eddie James Lacey, affectionately called E.J. To this union was born four sons and one daughter. She was a great daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She was an avid reader, loved to go thrift shopping and yard sales for collectibles. She also loved crocheting for herself and others. Even in her hard times, you could find her praising and worshiping God. PRECEDING HER IN DEATH: Geraldine spoke of Heaven often, and expressed her desire to see those loved ones who departed before her, including her son Ronald; her mother and father; six brothers and sisters along with siblings from her father’s first marriage; her mother and fatherin-law, sister and brother in-laws and a host of other family members. She leaves to cherish her memories: Her husband E.J. Lacey, Twin sons Gerald Lacey of Tallahassee and Gerard Lacey Sr. (Bethany) of W. Palm Beach; Jeremy Lacey Sr. (Tiffany) of Lady Lake; daughter Carmelia Lacey of Leesburg; Six granddaughters Ashley, De’Breah, Kayla, Ronika, Zoey and Mia; Three grandsons Gerard II, Jeremy Jr., and Jacob; Two greatgranddaughters Laila and Reign; Sisters Shirley Rembert of Denver Colorado, Peggy Stevenson (Rev. Nathaniel) of Pompano Beach, Min. Valeria Richardson of Belleview, Min. Janice Harris of Fruitland Park, Geneva Harris of Summerville, SC, Carla Harris of Lady Lake; Brothers Gerald Richardson (Cathy) of Leesburg, Sidney Richardson (Mary) of Tavares, Harold Harris (Julia) of Belleview; brother-in-law Jackie Lacey (Pat) of Titusville; sisters-in-law Valerie Richardson Caldwell of Leesburg, Pastor Joy Richardson of Leesburg and Pauline Woods of Marietta, GA; niece Min. Charlene Lacey (Like a daughter), Temelia Clayton (Goddaughter-Like a daughter) several other Godchildren and a host of other family and friends.

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April 1, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
2508 Westside Drive
Leesburg, FL 34748

Funeral Service
April 2, 2022

11:00 AM
Citadel of Hope
2795 South Street
Leesburg, FL 34748

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