Wilma Lorraine Aldridge

{October 27, 1926 - July 29, 2011}

Wilma Lorraine Aldridge, 84, of Memphis died Friday evening, July 29, 2011, in the Scotland County Care Center.

She was born the daughter of Leslie and Freda (Gibbs) Hollis on October 27, 1926 in Jefferson City, MO. She attended elementary school and high school in Bible Grove.

Lorraine married Junior Warren Aldridge on December 19, 1941 in Memphis, MO. He preceded her in death on October 14, 1993.

To this union three children were born: Lonie, Roy, and Debbie.

Lorraine and Junior lived in the area surrounding Bible Grove and later moved into Bible Grove. She worked at the Bible Grove School as a maintenance worker.

As a young woman, Lorraine enjoyed gardening and embroidery. She was a member of the Bible Grove Christian Church.

Preceding her in death were her husband; sons, Roy on November 10, 1966 and Lonie on June 8, 2010; grandsons, Randy Aldridge and Kevin Aldridge; a brother, Wayne Hollis, and a sister, Mary McGill.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by her daughter, Debbie and husband Troy Mitchell of St. Francisville, MO; three sisters, Martha Bradley of Bible Grove, MO, Loretta Leible of St. Charles, MO, and Betty Slobe of Grays Lake, IL; one brother, Bill Hollis of Washington, IL; six grandchildren, Shannon Givens, Sheila Aldridge, Shawn Aldridge, Lonie Lee Aldridge, Marty Aldridge, and Mark Aldridge; numerous great grandchildren; and two daughters-in-law, Rose Ball of Paragould, ARK and Margaret Aldridge of Edina, MO.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Larry Smith, pastor of the Downing Christian Church, officiating. Troy Mitchell, David Bradley, Bobby Bradley, Dennis Bradley, Shannon Givens and Shawn Aldridge served as pallbearers. Interment was in the Bible Grove Christian Church Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Bible Grove Christian Church Cemetery or to the Bible Grove Preservation Society and may be left at or mailed to Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.

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