Lillian Levina Gerard, age 89 of River Road, Morgantown passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 30, 1928 in Edna Gas, WV a daughter of the late Charles Long and May Hostutler Long.
Lillian was retired as a cook and aide for the Monongalia County Board of Education where she worked at National Elementary, gracing children and parents with love and compassion for 27 years. She was a kindhearted grandma who loved her family and her dog, Snoopy, very much. She was Catholic by faith.
Lillian is survived by her daughter-in-law, Lillian A. Gerard of River Road, grandchildren, Pete Gerard and wife Chrissy, Jack Gerard, and Curtis Gerard and wife Kristen, great grandchildren, Josh Gerard and wife Tifanie, Jessica Gerard, Brandon Gerard, Katelyn Gerard, Kara Gerard, and Jaynie Gerard, great great granddaughter Skylar Gerard, sisters, Darlene Wilson, Thelma Prendergast and husband Mike, Bobbie Ann Pierce and husband Jim, and Linda Cork and companion Dave, and one brother, Charles “Bud” Long and many loving nieces and nephews.
Lillian lost three children, two daughters Macella and Sharon Jane Gerard shortly after birth and her son Frank Gerard 11 years ago. The greatest loss a parent can feel is that of a child, she is finally reunited in Heaven with her babies she lost too soon. Lillian was also preceded in death by her husband Frank Gerard and three sisters, Margie Sapp, Helen Curry, and Frances Lowther.
Grandma, we will never be able to give you all you deserve. You have been our mother, Little G., and caregiver for as long as we remember. The lessons you have taught about hard work and determination is something we will never forget. In each of our hearts and souls, we carry a piece of you. Although, you may not be here to tell us stories or ask us to move your furniture or play with your grandbabies anymore—you are still here in every corner of our hearts.
Family and friends may call at the McCulla Funeral Home, 770 Fairmont Road, Westover from 3-7 pm Sunday, November 5 and on Monday, November 6 from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am funeral service. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McCulla.com.