Martha Jerleen Reed, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. She was born in Shelby, NC to Alfred Waters and Osteen Tate Waters. She is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd McElroy. She is survived by her children, Richard McElroy and wife, Sherry, Joseph McElroy wife, Kung, Karen Starnes and husband, Wesley, and Linda Synder; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brother, Al Waters; sisters, Barbara Ellis and husband, Frank, Rachael Picklesimmer, Ruby McMurry and husband, Bobby. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 18, 2018 at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Dr. John Goldman and Dr. David Poe officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. prior to the service at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Martha to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. We loved Jeri so very much. Her home was always warm, invited in with big hugs and even bigger smiles, and left with great memories. Praying for her family and grateful for all of the kindness she has shown me and my family.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with y’all during this time. Geri was always so nice to me! RIP sweet lady.

  3. Rick and Sherry so sorry about nanny she was the best and so sweet and kind with a calm spirit that could sooth your soul just talking to her. She will be missed. Jan

  4. Jere or Jerrrrr when we were laughing it up at the office, was a marvelous woman. She always was kind, cheerful, sweet and sincere.
    She made a difference in my life and I will thank, and remember her forever. Jere also made a friend in my husband and he as well as I are sending prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  5. Jeri, my sweet and forever friend….I already miss you! Our special friendship was ordained almost 50 years ago. So many wonderful memories. Jeri and I laughed together, cried together, and prayed together. She was a wonderful friend, but especially a wonderful mother and grandmother. She loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart. My prayer for all you is that you will remember and emulate her love. Jeri, my dear friend….we’ll see you again one day at heavens open door.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a better future when death will be no more- Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  7. Condolencesto the family. May you find peace and comfort in each other and in God’s promises for the future (Isaiah 25:8).

  8. I miss seeing Jeri at Dr Goldman’s office. She was such a sweet lady. My condolences to all her family.

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