Geralline Reed Deuter


Mrs. Geralline Reed Deuter, 70, of Atlantic, passed away on Aug. 25, 2020, at PRMC in Salisbury, Md., surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Nassawadox on Oct. 30, 1949, a daughter to the late Elton Reed and the late Helen Pointer Reed Merritt.

She worked as a hairdresser on Chincoteague for many years.  She enjoyed making flower arrangements and cooking for her family, whom she loved with all of her heart. Her strong faith in God led her through the good times and difficult times of life. She was a devoted, giving, and dedicated Christian, who always sought the word of God and loved to help others.

Geralline is survived by her son, Paul Eric Tatem, of Atlantic; daughter, Lindsay Tatem Clark, and her husband, Allen Jr., of Atlantic; four grandsons, Tyler Holland and his wife, Hartley, of Onancock, Tallon Smith, of Palm Harbor, Fla., Trenton Clark, of Atlantic, and Tate Clark, of Atlantic; granddaughter, Aly Clark, of Atlantic; great-granddaughter, Tatem Holland, of Onancock; stepbrother, Claude Merritt, and his wife, Debbie, of Long Island, N.Y.; two stepsons, Will Deuter and his wife, Erica, of Crete, Ill., and Frank Deuter, of Pocomoke City, Md.; stepdaughter, Karen Deuter; step-grandson, Liam Deuter, of Crete; step-granddaughter, Chloe Deuter, of Crete; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tricia Tatem Smith; and husband, Harold Deuter.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at 2 p.m., at the John Taylor Memorial Cemetery in Temperanceville, with the Rev. Maurice Enright officiating.

Flowers or donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Services are entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home Inc. on Chincoteague Island. Condolences may be made online at
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