Geraldine Morgan

Obituary of Geraldine Morgan

Geraldine Rudolph Morgan, 78, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at her home in Marina, California. She was born on Tuesday May 15, 1945 in Selma, Alabama to Frank David Rudolph and Bama Wilson Rudolph.

Geraldine accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at young age at Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama. Her parents raised her up in the church along with her siblings and she stayed strong in her faith in Jesus Christ and in the power of prayer.

Geraldine attended Selma, Alabama public schools, beginning at East End Elementary School which, ironically, was on a street right behind her backyard. She could walk out of her back door and be at school in a few seconds. Geraldine went on to become a 1965 graduate of R. B. Hudson High School in Selma, Alabama. She and many of her 1965 classmates made history as Foot Soldiers when they left school to march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1965 Selma To Montgomery March for voter rights and civil rights.

Geraldine met Otha L. Morgan one day in March 1963, as she walked home alone from high school. Geraldine and Otha were married on November 21, 1966 at the Rudolph Home in Selma, Alabama. Otha was serving in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Ord, California in Monterey County. Geraldine returned to Monterey County, California with her new husband and they made their home in Seaside, California, then Marina, California. They had two boys, Gerald and Alvin.

Geraldine joined New Hope Baptist Church in Seaside under Pastor Paige. She later joined Friendship Baptist Church, also in Seaside under Pastor McFadden, where she taught children Sunday School. Geraldine later returned to New Hope Baptist Church where served as a deaconess.

Geraldine worked for the Social Security Administration for more than 20 years before she retired. She was a very caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her son, Gerald Marvin Morgan, Sr., her parents, Frank and Bama Rudolph, her sister, Sallie Rudolph Taggett and a nephew, Carl Tyrone Taggett.

Survivors include: her husband, Otha L. Morgan; son, Alvin Morgan; grandchildren, Gerald Morgan, Jr. and his wife Leah, Michelle Morgan and Michael Morgan; great grandchild, Lucas Morgan; siblings, Esther Rudolph Sample, Frankie Rudolph Allen and William Rudolph; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A viewing will take place on Thursday, August 31st at 10:30am followed by her Funeral Service beginning at 11am at New Hope Baptist Church, 1304 Sonoma Ave in Seaside.  Her burial will take place Mission Memorial Park, 1915 Ord Grove Ave. in Seaside immediately following church services.  

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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Healey Mortuary and Crematory