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Geneva (Phillips) Van Fleet

August 13, 1943 ~ September 18, 2021 (age 78)

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Mrs. Geneva Phillips Van Fleet, age 78, of Soperton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, September 18, 2021.  She was surrounded by her family at her residence.  Geneva delighted herself as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, and left her impact on many lives.  As a homemaker, she raised four children and served 21 years as a Girl Scout Leader (Troop 526) in Miami, Florida.  Her late husband was a youth minister and together they were involved in local church ministry where she served as a Sunday School teacher and opened her home for countless youth group activities.  In 2003, life took Geneva back to Soperton where she was born.  She loved her family deeply and served them the best she knew how.  She was outgoing, fun, and most importantly a follower of Jesus.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Geneva was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 43 years, Roger C. Van Fleet; one daughter, Debra Catinella; and one sister, Joann Phillips.

Those left to cherish Mrs. Geneva’s memory include one son, Roger L. (Merideth) Van Fleet of Sellersburg, Indiana; two daughters, Kimberly (Tony) Peters of Sellersburg, Indiana, and Leona (Kenny) Fortin of Soperton; three sisters, Millie Fallon of Soperton, Norma McKuhen of Soperton and Arlene (Barry) Mayer of Soperton; and nine grandchildren, Brad Peters, Courtney Puckett, Lindsey Lantz, Tyler Smallwood, Dylan Smallwood, Katelyn Smallwood, Roger W. Van Fleet, Victoria Van Fleet, and Allie Van Fleet. Great-granddaughter McKinley Puckett, and one soon to be great-grandson, Hunter Smallwood.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Geneva Phillips Van Fleet will be held Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11:00am in the Vidalia chapel of Roberts-Stewart Funeral Home with her son, Rev. Roger L. Van Fleet officiating.  Interment will follow at Phillips Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday September 21, 2021 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Vidalia Chapel of Roberts-Stewart Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Roger W. Van Fleet, Tony Peters, Alan Kasten, Dylan Smallwood, Tyler Smallwood, and Kenny Fortin.

Roberts-Stewart Funeral Home, Vidalia Chapel, is proud to be serving the Phillips – Van Fleet family.

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September 21, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Roberts-Stewart Funeral Home
1722 Mt Vernon Road
Vidalia, GA 30475

Funeral Service
September 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Roberts-Stewart Funeral Home
1722 Mt Vernon Road
Vidalia, GA 30475

September 22, 2021

1:00 PM
Phillips Family Cemetery

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