Geraldine “Gerry” Blair, 78, of Glen Dale, WV died at home on March 6, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born on July 9, 1943 in Morgantown, WV, the daughter of the late John and Freda Wilson.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her mother and stepfather, John and Imogene Blair; one sister, Donna Jean Ammons; three brothers, Denny Wilson, Jim Wilson and Ron Wilson; one son-in-law, Allen Holmes; three brothers-in-law, Phillip Garen “Bevo” Blair, John Stephens and Ron Ammons; a sister-in-law, Lois Wilson; and many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gerry was a member of the Glen Dale United Methodist Church; and a very loving person. Everyone who knew her loved her and everyone felt comfortable in her presence.

She also had a love for animals; especially her beagle dogs, Missy, Dolly, Abby and currently, Molly. She enjoyed trips to the family camp on Lake Piedmont and fishing from the pontoon boat.

She was devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren; and I loved watching them participate in sports. She was a great housewife, an excellent cook and loved working in the flower garden.

Our loss is a great gain for the GREAT KINGDOM OF GOD.

The family would like to thank Hospice for their excellent home care program; and a special thank you to nurse Jackie Poff, for her compassion and expertise, which we so desperately need at this difficult time.

Gerry is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, John L. Blair, Jr.; one son, John, III (Selene) Blair; three daughters, Kathy Yannerella, Robin Holmes and Jonna (Dwight) Cunningham; three grandchildren, Jordan Cunningham, Dominic Yannerella and Austin Yannerella; and two sisters-in-law, Beverly Stephens and Skip Wilson.

There will be no viewings, with concerns related to COVID-19.

Private services will be held at the family’s convenience at the Halcyon Hills Mausoleum with the Reverend Chris Duckworth officiating.

Arrangements entrusted to Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Moundsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Glen Dale United Methodist Church, 700 Wheeling Ave., Glen Dale, WV 26038 or Marshall County Animal Shelter, 37 Animal Shelter, Dr., Moundsville, WV 26041.

Expressions of sympathy to grisellfuneralhomes. com.