Obituary for Geralda Collins Martin Geralda (Gerri) Collins Martin, 93, of Summerfield, Florida passed peacefully away on August 7, 2021, at her home on Bird Island in Summerfield, Florida. Geralda was born in Liberty, Kentucky the oldest daughter of the late Chester and Ruby Hoskins. She attended Georgetown College in Kentucky where she met her husband Paul Whitney Collins. Together they had four children. Paul Steven Collins, Paula Suzanne Collins-Butzer, Barbara Diane Collins-Guilfoil (deceased), and Scott Whitney Collins. After Paul’s death she married Earl H. Martin in 1980. Geralda had her Master's Degree and was an educator for over 35 years teaching in Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. Her teaching career in Florida lasted until retirement from Lake Weir High School. In addition to teaching Gerri was an avid reader and member of the Friends of the Library. She loved to play bridge with several clubs and never missed an opportunity to “drum up a game” or fill in as a substitute. She participated in various educational and community organizations holding offices in many of them. She was also a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Gerri was an accomplished seamstress and loved being involved with her close friends in their S & B club where they not only created many “master pieces” but traveled together throughout the United States on a multitude of adventures. Geralda is survived by her sister, Paula Rose Bertsch; her children-Steve, Scott and Suzanne; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL on Monday, August 16, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Funeral services will be at 11:00AM. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Ocala, FL. Condolences may be left at Hiers-Baxley.com.