Gerda D. Sterrenberg

Published 7:30 pm Friday, May 4, 2018

Gerritje Dekker “Gerda” Sterrenberg, 87, died Thursday, May 3, 2018 at home.
Mrs. Sterrenberg was born in Goudswaard, The Netherlands, on March 24, 1931, and was the daughter of the late Arie Dekker and Geertrui Groenenberg Dekker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pieter Sterrenberg.

Surviving are her children, Trudy Respess (the late Rhonda Berl Respess), of Terra Ceia, Patsy Jones (husband, Colin) of Winton, Tina Quidley (husband, Glenn), of Belhaven, Peter (wife, Barbara), of Bath, Adrienne Lee (husband, Mike), of Pinnacle, and Christopher (wife, Judi) of Free Union. Grandchildren include Stacy Jones (husband, Chris), of Terra Ceia, Macon Respess (wife, Mary Beth), of Terra Ceia, King Jones (wife, Casey), of Matthews, Martina Jones, of Greenville, Camille Bradley (husband, Clark), of Greenville, Ryan Sterrenberg, of Bath, Floyd Lewis of Columbia, South Carolina, Chase Sterrenberg (wife, Myra), of Washington, Tori Sterrenberg, of Washington, Naomi Lee, of Haslington, England, Allan Lee of Marion, Virginia, Gavin Sterrenberg, of Greenville, Alex Sterrenberg, of Free Union, and six great-grandchildren, Kasey and Charlie Jones, Bowen Respess, Parker and Lillian Jones, and Waylen Sterrenberg.

A visitation will be held at 10 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2018, at Covenant United Reformed Church. Interment will be at Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.

The family wishes to express gratitude to caregivers Elizabeth Mitchell, Teresa Taylor, Amanda Lewis, Patty McAllister, Brandi Nobles, Kimberly Sowers and Velva Thompson for the loving gentle care they gave Mrs. Sterrenberg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Covenant United Reformed Church Building Fund, 24599 U.S. Highway 264 East, Pantego, NC 27860.

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