Geraldine “Judy, Jewell” Starks, age 90 was born March 20, 1932 in Lyerly, Georgia to the late Gussie McCleskey and Willie Martin. She was the youngest of four children.
She moved to Dayton, Ohio where she met and married Rodger “Willie” Starks to this union five children were born. Jewell was a faithful & dedicated employee of Grandview hospital with 50 years of services. She even returned after retirement for a “few more years”.
On Saturday, May 7, 2022 Jewell peacefully transitioned from this life to be in the presence of the Lord. She lived her life to the fullest and having fun. She enjoyed being with her family, friends and even strangers. She touched the lives of all those she encountered. We thank God for sharing and blessing our lives with such a phenomenal mom. She was truly a JEWEL.
She was preceded in death by husband Rodger Starks, son Curtis Starks, daughter Diane Starks, grandsons Da’Utrement Starks and Konrad Wilcox, brother, M. H. Martin, sisters Annabell Knox and Catherine (Booth) Harger.
She is survived by sisters Ida, Shirley and Faye; daughters Cynthia Wilcox, Deborah Dunn, Patricia Martin, Alesia Starks and Lori Bolds; sons Paul & Michael Starks; grandsons Chris Tinsley, Gary Wilcox, Michael (Kayla) Starks and Antonio Jones; granddaughters Lamicha Lewis, Nachelle Horton; 20 great grandchildren.
Also remembered by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special people in her life Victoria, Alex and Big Jeff.