Jeraldine Perry Dobbs
June 4, 1966 - September 7, 2018
Jeraldine Perry Dobbs, commonly called Jeri, was born in Ancon, Canal Zone (Panama City, Panama) on June 4, 1966 to Everett Perry and Carol Holden. Jeri has two younger siblings Jacqueline Davis and Jason Perry.
As a child Jeri traveled internationally because of her father serving in the United States Army. A few places she’s lived include: Taiwan, South Korea, Alaska, Texas, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Arizona; however, Augusta, Georgia has always been her home. In 1984 Jeri graduated from Glenn Hills High School; the following year she took on the great honor of serving her country by enlisting in the United States Army as a Medical Specialist at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. During her service she attended a 48 week Practical Nurse Course, which solidified her desire to remain a nurse outside of the Army. She was honorably discharged as Sergeant Jeraldine Nicole Lee from the service in 1989 while stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas due to the birth of her first son, Joseph Lee. She returned to Augusta, Georgia to fulfill her duty in the Army Reserve and soon after gave birth to her second son Isaiah Lee in 1992. For the remainder of her career she continued helping those in need as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
The following statements describe her best: Jeraldine was a natural leader; she had presence. Jeraldine was an awesome mother; she enjoyed seeing her sons have the childhood experience. She was very protective of her children. Jeraldine most certainly filled the ‘big sister’ role. She was strong willed yet soft hearted. She put others needs before her own. She was a well renowned nurse. She spoke freely. She was not politically correct. She was eager to teach others things she’d recently learned. She took pride in her work ethic and her cleanliness. She was very independent. She enjoyed horseback riding, tanning, spoiling her children and sheltering abandoned animals.
Jeraldine was a giver in this life. Her legacy lives on.
She is survived by Children - Joseph Lee (Ardmore, OK) and Sergeant Isaiah Lee (Fort Riley, KS), Grandchildren - Josiah & Luke Lee, Siblings Jacqueline Davis (Grovetown, GA) and Jason Perry (Harlem, GA), Parents: Everett & Mija Perry (Evans, GA) and Carol Holden (South Dakota).
The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 5pm till 7pm at Arlington Burial & Cremation. Funeral Service with Military Honors will be held at 11am on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2617 Vinson Highway, Milledgeville, GA 31061.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com
Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909. (762) 994-0311
May you rest in peace Nicole. The lady I remember so happy and proud two-player shower for Jacob at his birth with me at my home it was something that she wanted to do for her brother Jason so very badly and we did it. It made her happy it was a thing I remember a good thing. Another thing I remember about Nicole was when I was sitting on my steps one day after I had lost my husband and she was worried about me and came over and sit with me to see if I was okay and we talked. She had a big heart and she did care for people. You will be missed Nicole. Your life on Earth was not easy but you are happy now in the arms of God. I pray for the family that God will bless and keep you wrapped in his love. To the boys you had a good Mama and I know she loves you very much I can remember when you were little how much she loved you. You can always hold that close to your heart she loves you dearly.SHARON LUCILLE BOLEN - September 13 at 8:44 PM
Jeri was an inspiration to me and helped guide me to the medical field. We were like 'peas and carrots" in our younger years, inseparable. Her independence and strong will made her look like a giant to me in my younger years. I never stopped loving you. My heart aches for the pain that you went through. Your greatest legacy will always be Joseph and Isaiah and of course your grandchildren. I am glad you are at peace and no longer in pain. Love ya, Your baby brother Jason EverettJason Perry - September 12 at 7:59 PM
To me, she was Nicole...and then Aunt Nic-Nic for my children. She was funny--but serious, too. She is missed,--- my prayer is for peace for her family left here. She has already found it, and I hope everyone in the family can find it as well. Love you all....Tonya Perry - September 12 at 7:16 PM
to a beautiful family member that I never got to me jeraldine Perry I will be seeing you when it is my turn to come home.Susie lee perry - September 12 at 5:59 PM
My mother was strict in nature but soft at heart. She cared greatly, sometimes even for those that did not even know her. Her loss is heart felt and her spirit should reside in all of us. Gone but never forgotten. Momma always told me that I can be whatever I choose to be in life and her independence was passed on and lives forevermore, love you mamaJoseph Lee - September 12 at 3:42 PM
I love you, aunt Jeri. I wish I could have been around to help sooner. Sleep well, beautiful.Katrean - September 12 at 3:25 PM
I love you Jeraldine.Jacqueline Perry Davis - September 12 at 2:54 PM