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Georgia A. Deer, 67, Carthage, Mo., passed away early Saturday morning, October 28, 2017, at Carthage Health & Rehab, Carthage.
Georgia Ann (Bradley) Deer was known for her vibrant red curls, spunky personality, strong faith, and zealous passion. She shared love through her culinary skills.
She completed her Hotel and Restaurant Management degree at Crowder College, in Neosho, Mo. She worked in the food industry for many years. Among her various roles were waitressing at the C&W Cafe on the square in Carthage and at Joplin's infamous Rafter's Restaurant. She also worked as the food service director for Diamond schools; and served in the meal program at a local faith-based organization. Her catering included, among other mouthwatering creations, special occasion cakes, fruit sculptures, and decadent appetizers.
She is likely serving as a hospitality coordinator in Heaven now. In addition to her love of food, her legacy includes her strong faith. She loved worship music and caring for others. A lifelong friend of hers shared how Georgia's fierce loyalty, kind heart, and selflessness have made so many others' lives better. Her laugh was infectious. She loved passionately.
Family was so important to her. She traveled many miles and conducted in-depth historical research to trace her family lineage and compiled a genealogy portfolio that has helped many extended family members trace their ancestral trails.
Georgia was the youngest child of Winston C. and Olga Agnes (Garner) Bradley, of Diamond.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Tom and Winston Bradley; sisters, Roxy Shull and Bonnie Endicott; and two infant brothers.
The daughter of a farmer, a devoted sister, and selfless mother, she made her home in Diamond, Mo. She loved her two children and fiercely adored her grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, November 2, at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Minister Cody Walker will officiate. Inurnment will follow the service at Diamond (Mo.) Cemetery. She is enjoying all the gorgeous wildflowers she could want in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her honor may be made to the Greater Missouri chapter of the Alzheimer's Association that is greatly in need of resources to help other families facing similar experiences. To learn more and donate, go to alz.org/donate.
Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage.
Published on October 31, 2017
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