Geraldine King, Former Greenburgh Resident and Past President of WBWPC, Passes in Florida
Geraldine Winifred Elvy King, was born August 11, 1947 to Lurlene Civille and Lester Elvy. She passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.
Geri, as she was affectionately called, attended Olinville Junior High School, now the Richard Green school in the Bronx. She graduated from Evander Childs High School in the Williamsburg section of the Bronx in 1966.
Geri had a fawned love of nursing. After graduating from high school Evander High School, she attended Bronx Community College where she received her Associates Degree in Nursing in 1970, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at Pace University in 1980, and Master’s Degree in Community Health and Health Administration at Long Island University in 1990. Geri founded the Westchester Black Nurses Association.
Geri worked at Wexler Einstein Medical Center, formerly known as Albert Einstein Hospital, in the Intensive Care Unit for 11 years (1970 – 1981). Geri also worked at Sound Shore Hospital, formerly known as New Rochelle Hospital, as Head Nurse of the Cardiac Care Unit from (1981 – 1983). She worked at Westchester Medical Center for 24 years (1983 – 2007). Geri retired from Westchester Medical Center in 2007.
Geri was a member of the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). She was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the NBNA for 3 years. She was a Founder and served as President of the Westchester Black Nurses Association. She was a Member of the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) where she served on the Legislative and Political Action Committees and at the District level of NYSNA Program Committee Chair and Treasurer. She was a member of Sister To Sister International, Inc.(STSI) and served on STSI’s Board of Directors and Treasurer.
Geri loved politics and enjoyed being an active member of the Black Democrats of Westchester. Geri served as president for 4 years (2 terms) of the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus. She worked on the political campaign for Hon. Eddie Mae Barnes where severed as her treasurer. Geri received awards for her community service from STSI, WBNA and NYSNA.
She is survived by her two adult children, Tanya and Oronde, four grandchildren: Brittany, Damon, Darian, and Jordan, one great-granddaughter, Andriean, as well as, her beloved daughter-in-law, Amme and son-in-law, Harold. She also leaves behind a host of loved ones, family, friends and associates.
Rest In Peace our dear Geri. We Love You! We Miss You!