Geneva H. Pope
Thursday 26th of August 1920 - Monday 26th of July 2021
Geneva H. Pope, born August 26, 1920, was the only daughter born to James Dillard and Mary Henderson who both preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were Willie Lee Henderson, her eldest brother, followed by James Edward Henderson and Charles Henry Henderson.
She departed this earth on Monday, July 26, 2021 at the age of 100. Geneva Pope was a member of the Daughters of the Elks and was a member of the Kentucky Colonels, est. December 13, 1985. She provided community service at the Robert H. Williams Cultural Center and the Senior Citizens Center of Lexington as a switchboard operator. Geneva served on the Board of Directors at the Health Department and also worked for the Urban League in her earlier years.
Geneva turned her life over to Christ at the age of 12 and was baptized in a creek with 30 other children at Gordonsville Baptist Church in Gordonsville, Kentucky. Upon arrival in Lexington in 1966, Geneva became a member of First Baptist Church. In 1970 she became a member of New Vine Baptist Church, in 1976 she became a member of Bethsaida Baptist Church, in 1985 she became a member of Antioch Baptist Church and in 1987 until present she is a member of Imani Missionary Baptist Church, where she was the oldest member. Geneva Pope was made a lifetime member of aging studies with the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. At the time of her death, Geneva was still of sound mind. She attributed this to trusting in the Lord and continuously stepping out on Faith. Although Geneva never had children of her own, she leaves to celebrate her Home Going and her memory, her Cousin Nolen (Yvonne) Embry, her God-Daughter, Barbara Chenault, a Niece, 2 Great-Nieces, 3 Great Nephews, 8 Great-Great Nieces and Nephews and 3 Great-Great-Great Nieces and Nephews. She also leaves to celebrate her long and full life, a host of God Daughters, God Sons, Friends and Acquaintances whose lives she touched while walking this earth.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 28th from 10am – 11am at Milward-Broadway located at 159 N. Broadway, service to follow at 11am with interment in Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville.
Ma Dear memory will forever live in my heart and mind. We go along way back and we have shared a lot of good times and bad times. Ma Dear really loved the Lord, she loved to cook and she loved people. Now, that she is resting in the arms of Jesus and gone away from the troubles of this ole world, we all still have the lessons that she taught us to hold on too. Sleep on Ma Dear, until we meet again. Rest In Peace, Bernadine