Geraldine C. Laster, 83, passed away on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her residence. She was a member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church and loved music and singing for the Lord. She was employed in housekeeping for 38 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Julia Chapman; father Ardis Chapman Sr.; brother Ardis Chapman Jr.; son, Leon Murphy; daughter, LaQuita Murphy Ricks; grandson, Kendrick McKibben; granddaughter, LaQuita Murphy. Survivors include children; Ruby Gale Laster, Jeffery Laster, Debra(Eddie) Cousin and Maurice Laster all of Chattanooga,TN; grandchildren, Byron Murphy, LaMichael Harris, Jamal Murphy, Syreeka Laster, Eddie Cousin, Octavia Laster, Shaquata Laster, Erin Cousin, KaBresha Laster; great-grandchildren, Kaila Murphy, Miangle Murphy, Keshun Murphy, Jamal Murphy, Zhaylon Moore, Sharyiah Davis, Bernard Stoudmire, Destiny Cousin, Devontae Cousin, RaKiyah Sims, Syimaria Kelley, Kereem Cousin, LaMichael Harris, Jr. The family would first like to thank Alexian Brothers and the Pace Program. We thank our Lord for everyone that is part of their services. They opened their hearts and love to our mother and our family. They went beyond helping us and loved us from beginning to end. We also would like to thank Caring Senior Service of Hamilton County and Amara Home Health Care, Dr. Sam Bernard and Dr. Tim Christopherson and North Shore Chiropractic. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014, with Pastor Charles Moore officiating and Minister Maurice Laster as the Eulogist. Interment will be at Lakewood East. The body will lie in state after noon today and the family will receive friends from 7-8 P.M. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423-622-9995.