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Geraldine Rafferty

September 9, 1930 — June 30, 2023

Geraldine Rafferty of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Chalon D. Sullivan and Lizzie Hunt Sullivan, was born September 9, 1930 in Taylor County, Kentucky. She died at 10:45 P.M., Friday, June 30, 2023 in Campbellsville. Age: 92 She professed faith in Christ and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church. She united in marriage to Dillard Rafferty January 11, 1946 and he preceded her in death July 1, 2013. Geraldine Rafferty’s life on earth was the perfect example of being Jesus’ hands and feet. Her heart was a pure, kind, unselfish, servant’s heart. She enjoyed and loved people, always looking for the opportunity to brighten someone’s day, or to be a listening and caring ear when someone needed to talk. Geraldine was a devoted and supportive wife to Dillard Rafferty for 67 years. She respected and supported her husband in all personal and business affairs throughout their marriage. Gardening, canning, and cooking kept her busy for many years. Geraldine raised her three children in church, making sure they learned God’s word and how to follow it in their lives. She instilled the importance of honesty, charity, and work ethic. Some of her greatest gifts shone when she became a “Granny.” She was the absolute perfect Granny to her three grandchildren. She blessed all three with a steady firm foundation of unconditional love. As a grandchild of Geraldine Rafferty, you were made to feel adored and special at all times, always welcomed, always loved. Geraldine’s great-grandchildren knew her as “GiGi.” To say she was a devoted GiGi would be an understatement. Geraldine took tremendous pride in her four great-grandsons and was an active part of their lives. She attended countless tractor pulls, baseball games, basketball games, graduations, even took a ride in a golf cart or two. One great-grandson who stayed with his Nannie before he started school was close enough for her to take countless walks down the hill to see him. Some favorite words Geraldine shared through the years: “I had a wonderful husband.” “I have a good family.” “You girls got me good son-in-laws to take care of us.” “I’m proud of you.” “They are such good boys, especially in this day and time.” “I’m a tough ole Sullivan.” “No matter what happens, it is well with my soul.” …And most recently…”I’ll be 93 my next birthday, if I make it, but it doesn’t matter. I’ve put my faith in the Lord Jesus, and that’s the important thing.” She is survived by one son and two daughters: Ron Rafferty and wife Mary Lou, Nancy Inman and husband Harold and Terry Brewer and husband Bill of Campbellsville; three grandchildren: Christy Parks and husband Scott, Mark Inman and wife Sara of Campbellsville and John David Inman of Lexington; four great-grandchildren: Tanner Parks, Cooper Parks, Logan Inman, and Colton Inman; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. Geraldine was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister: Earl Sullivan and Naomi Sullivan. ________________ GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at Brockman Cemetery in Campbellsville EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GIDEON BIBLES AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
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