Gerry was born in Dayton, Ohio and the daughter of the late George and Dorothy Cochran. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John B. Slemp, and daughter Theresa McIntosh.
Recently she attended religious services at Cornerstone Chapel.
Gerry was a retired realtor who practiced in Florida. She had a servant’s heart and volunteered with many organizations such as Mended Hearts, Alzheimer’s Association, and more.
Left to cherish her memory include daughter Cecilia McIntosh; granddaughter/daughter Cassandra McAllister and husband David; granddaughter Katrina Schweiker Hunzeker and husband John; granddaughter Rebecca Schweiker and fiancé Will Conley; great grandchildren Junius Fullard, Lily McAllister, James McAllister, McKayleigh Fullard, Maximilian Hunzeker, and Laila Hunzeker; and many cherished friends.
The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation for the caring staff of Johnson City Medical Center Hospital wing 2200, Palliative Care, and Hospice.
Gerry was a strong proponent of education and in a very giving gesture made an anatomical gift to the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine. A Celebration of Life Service will be held February 23, 2019 1:00 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church at 212 Sunset Drive in Johnson City. Internment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to ETSU School of Graduate Studies Foundation, ETSU School of Biological Sciences Foundation, or Karing Hearts Foundation (Johnson City).
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services are facilitating her ETSU Anatomical Donation.