Geraldine B. Shook

Published 4:58 pm Friday, September 4, 2020

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AHOSKIE – Geraldine Balzersen Shook, age 77, passed away on September 3, 2020 at her home.

Mrs. Shook was born in New York on August 17, 1943, a daughter of the late Karl Ludwig and Helen Weiss Balzersen. Geraldine was retired as a factory worker, having worked at several industries in Ahoskie, including Blue Bell, Wrangler, Kerr Plastics and Ahoskie Yarns.

Besides her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Geral James Shook, and a grandson, Timothy James Worrell.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Christine S. Kirk and Dawn S. Taylor, both of Ahoskie, NC, and Donna S. Mooring of Pendleton, NC; her grandchildren, James F.X. Graham, IV of Gates, NC, Lindsey S. (Robbie) Prevette of Murfreesboro, NC, and Alyssa D. Smith of Jackson, NC. Also surviving are her great grandchildren, Eric James Worrell of Roanoke Rapids, NC, Waylon Prevette of Murfreesboro, NC, Madalynn Graham of Franklin, VA and Izzabelle D. Taylor of Jackson, NC; and her sister, Gladys Denninger of CA.

An interment service will be held later in Long Island, NY.

For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Geraldine Shook may do so by contributing directly to the American Cancer Society, 930B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC, 27834; or you may donate online by visiting; type Geraldine Shook

Garrett Sykes Funeral Service-Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Shook family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting