Jeraldine (Jeri) Stockman, age 80, went home to be with Jesus Sunday, December 26, 2021, with her family by her side in Zionville, North Carolina.
A memorial service will be held Friday, December 31, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the family's home in Zionville.
She was born February 2, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Anthony and Jennie Trennel. Her father was a Jig Bore operator. Her mother owned and operated a wedding catering business primarily serving ethnic foods in the Slovenian community.
Jeri graduated from Collinwood High School in 1959. She married Robert (Bob) Stockman in 1960. After graduation, Bob enlisted in the Marine Corps, and they traveled to many different locations within the United States during his 20-year career. They had three children during their time in the Marine Corps. Jeri worked at many different jobs over the years and was specifically recognized for her professional contribution at the Boeing Company where she was a Program Material Controller. She was placed on medical leave in 1989 and fully retired in 2002.
Her interests included family, cooking, sewing, quilting, and craft painting. She devoted much of her time and energy as a church secretary. Bob and Jeri were happily married for 61 years.
Jeri is survived by her husband, Robert Stockman; a son and his spouse, Robert Stockman, Jr. and Frances; a daughter Jennifer; a brother, Lawrence Trennel and wife Bette; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Michele Greb; and a brother, Anthony Trennel and a sister, Elizabeth Trennel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Salvation Army or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be shared with Jeri's family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Stockman family.