Geneva Hartgrove Obituary (1928-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Hartgrove, Geneva Jane Ward

Geneva Jane Ward Hartgrove, 93, of Greensboro, died on Sunday, July 18, 2021. She is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A celebration of life will take place on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. on Friendly Ave. Baptist Church. The funeral will follow immediately in Lakeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at church an hour before the service.

Geneva was born on January 29, 1928 in Moore County, NC, to Dora Garner and Artemus Ward. After high school, she moved to Greensboro, completed further training and worked in several companies before retiring from the Electric Supply and Equipment Company. She was a longtime member of Friendly Avenue Baptist Church and enjoyed serving the Lord by serving other people through services that included teaching, singing, testifying, and praying for the needs of others.

She leaves behind her 63-year-old husband H. Thomas Hartgrove, daughter Angela Hartgrove (partner Saundra Carney), daughter Evone Hartgrove Smith (husband Allen), grandson Christopher Smith (wife Hannah) and Michael Smith, and a large and loving grandmother family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings (five brothers and four sisters).

The family values ​​the care and compassion of the Caregivers at Comfort Keepers over the last six years of their lives.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mission Fund at the Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27410.

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Published by Greensboro News & Record on July 22, 2021.

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