July 25, 1943 - March 14, 2022
Georgia Marshall-Henry, 78 of Peoria, IL. Passed away at her home Monday, March 14, 2022. Georgia was born on July 25, 1943 in Peoria, Illinois to William Marshall and Edner (Smith) Webb. Georgia's early education started when she attended Lincoln Grammar School, Roosevelt Junior High and graduated from Peoria High in 1961. She enrolled at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) in the fall of 1961. She later transferred to Bradley University, graduating in 1966. Georgia worked for the United States Postal Service before starting at Caterpillar, Inc., in Accounts Payable. She held various positions after entering management and retired in 2004 after completing 30 plus years of service. Georgia was a member of The Peoria Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and served as a secretary for Concerned African American Retirees (CAAR). Georgia married Terrance Henry, the love of her life who preceded her in death. Georgia was a very fashionable dresser, an accomplished seamstress, outspoken and highly opinionated. She was an avid reader and had an adventurous spirit. This sense of adventure took her around the world to various countries and allowed her to experience many different cultures. Georgia leaves to cherish her memory her loving son, Corey (Dee-Dee) Marshall of Peoria, IL; two special granddaughters, Jordan Marshall and Parker Marshall of Peoria, IL; and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday March 26, 2022, at Ward Chapel AME Church. The Peoria Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta will hold their Omega Omega service for Georgia at 9:30 am prior to the visitation which will begin at 10 a.m. Pastor Adrian Johnson will officiate. Interment will be held at Parkview Cemetery. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. *In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to Peoria Tri-County Urban League https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/Tri-CountyPeoriaUrbanLeague/Registration.html The service will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary's Website or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150 promptly AT THE TIME OF THE SERVICE (Central Time). Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing is encouraged to be consistent with recommendations from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), funeral home directors have been instructed and should follow CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to funerals, visitations, or graveside services. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). *It is our responsibility as Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Georgia Marshall-Henry, 78 of Peoria, IL. Passed away at her home Monday, March 14, 2022. Georgia was born on July 25, 1943 in Peoria, Illinois to William Marshall and Edner (Smith) Webb. Georgia's early education started when she attended... View Obituary & Service Information
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