Geneva Sarah Anderson was born October 19th, 1924 one of three Siblings to the parents of John and Lacie Burrell in Philadelphia, PA Both of Geneva; s brothers, John and Bernard proceeded her in passing. She was a student in the Philadelphia School District. Geneva better known as “GP (AKA Grandparent)” or “goobie (aka godmother). Geneva was married twice. Marcella was her only child from her first marriage, but raised by her stepfather Charles Anderson, whom Geneva married on February 20th, 1982. In addition, Geneva was a godmother to Eric Summers, Tanisha Burton, and Ashley Ball.
Throughout Geneva’s life, she has always been a hardworking, strong women. She was a good cook and a good listener. Geneva took pride in everything that she did whether cooking or cleaning, she always made sure everything was immaculate.
She was employed at Albert Einstein Hospital and St. Charles Catholic School for several years as an administrative assistant. Over the years, Geneva has built a solid foundation of friends and family. Loved by all, Geneva is survived by her daughter Marcella, son in law Donald, granddaughter Cherrae and two great Grandchildren, Lanae and Joseph. In addition, there are countless relatives from the Burton family and Goodin family that consider her grandmother.
As family and friends, we have had to the blessing of her presence for 97 years before God called her home on January 23rd.
My family would like to thank the entire staff at Manor Care and in particularly Aisha who took the best care of Geneva the entire time she lived at Manor Care.
A Letter to GP,
All my life you have been the foundation for myself and my mom. From 6 months old to the present, you and I have always been “thick as thieves”, my Thelma to your Louise”. I remember our Sunday trips to Woolworth and the three of us walking from your house to the Gallery to go window shopping . I remember watching cooking shows on Channel 12 on Saturdays and then experimenting the recipes in your kitchen often making a mess, but you never complained.
Throughout my life, you never judged me, always supporting anything I did. Mom and I are the women we are today because of you. I hope to instill the same values and resiliency into my children and make you proud. I miss you very much, But I know you will always be there in my heart.