Mrs. Cherrix S. “Cherry” Gering, 97, was the daughter of the Hon. A. Hartley and Mollie C. Stevens, of Snow Hill, Md. Her father, A. Hartley Stevens Sr., was the former mayor of Snow Hill, and served in the Maryland House of Delegates. She was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Col. George W. Gering Jr., and her brother, A. Hartley Stevens Jr. Mrs. Gering is the mother of Col. George W. “Skip” Gering III and Hartley G. Onley; the grandmother of George W. “Kip” Gering IV, Kyle G. Buckley, John D. Gering, Kelley L. Crouch, and Kristen G. Shover; and great-grandmother of Autumn Shover, Preston Shover, Kate Buckley, Luke Buckley, Hutson Gering, Palmer Gering, and Sanders Gering.
Mrs. Gering and her husband, Buzz, were very active in civic affairs after retiring from the U.S. Air Force and returning to Snow Hill. They completely refurbished and remodeled the Julia A. Purnell Museum of Snow Hill, turning it into one of the favorite tourist spots in town. Another tourist attraction they brought to Snow Hill was “Tillie the Tug.” They loved giving scenic tours on the Pocomoke River, pointing out the history and charm of the river.
One of Cherry’s favorite pastimes was creating memories for her grandchildren. She was always planning family visits, summer trips to Camden Yards for baseball, New York City for fine dining and plays, to name just a few of her grandchildren outings. As important as family was to her, there was nothing more important than her love for her Lord.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at 11 a.m., at Modest Town Baptist Church, 16508 Metompkin Road, Bloxom, VA 23308.
Memorials may be made to Modest Town Baptist Church, P.O. Box 105, Modest Town, VA 23412, or to Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 615, Onley, VA 23418.
Arrangements are under the direction of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.hollowayfh.com