It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Geri Sperry Collins announced her death
on September 8, 2023 at the age of 75. She died surrounded by her loved ones and
sustained by the love and prayers of friends and family.
She leaves behind many who loved her dearly: her husband of 30 years, Jesse F. Collins;
siblings Mike Sperry and Chris Arnette; Daughter and family Cadis Stuart-Hodges & Wade
Hodges with Erid; Son and family Geoffrey Brown & Alyson Ash with Zada, Josephine and
Esmeralda; son and family Christopher & Amber Collins; Son and family Taylor & Jill
Collins with Cooper and Jackson; Daughter-in-law and family Christia & Kris Kearns with
Mason and Grace Kearns.
Geri taught social studies for 25 years in multiple school systems in Georgia. She deserves it
earned his doctorate in education in 2004 and began teaching graduate students at Mercer
University after her “retirement” from Georgia public schools. She was a born teacher and
it was her first love. It was what she missed most after her full retirement in 2018.
Geri was an avid quilter, a voracious reader, and published a memoir about her in 2023
Mother. She was also a lifelong fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. She
will be remembered for her kindness and strength in every aspect of her life.
A memorial service is being planned and will be announced as soon as a date is set. Donate
We appreciate any donation you make to the American Cancer Society on your behalf. Special thanks to the
Staff at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, GA who cared for her and Geri
Family with extraordinary grace.
Obituary posted on Legacy.com by the Cremation Society of Georgia, Inc. on September 22, 2023.