Date of Death: January 9, 2019

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services beginning at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at the Bethel Baptist Church, 17852 S. River Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093 with Pastor Terry Cropper and Pastor Tony Bennett officiating.

Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery following services.      

Obituary Notice

Jerelene “Geraldine” Beatrice Humes, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at her home surrounded by her beloved family.  She was born on Dec. 24, 1935 in Stanton, Alabama, the daughter of the late Thomas and Christiana (Harville) Shelton.

Mrs. Humes has been a long time resident of Three Rivers where she owned and operated Jeri’s Hair Fashion for many years.  She and her late husband Mr. Ralph Humes Sr., have been long time and active members of New Jerusalem Church where she was a church mother, Deaconess and taught Children’s Church.  Jerelene liked to quilt, garden, and cook. Her true passion was for the Lord and her family which she loved and cared for until her last day.

She was preceded in death by five siblings, Odessa Mitchell, Iverna Shelton, Thomas Shelton Jr., Oretha Shelton, and Velma Whitten.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, five beloved children, Ralph (Dawn) Stanley Humes Jr., Barbara Humes, Deborah Brown, Angela (George) Folk, and June (Gordon) Adair, all of Three Rivers; three sisters, Willastyne Carter, Doris Rollerson, and Shirley Shelton; one brother, George (Lorraine) Shelton; as well as fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.  A host of nieces and nephews also survive.

Additional Information

Memorials may be donated to New Jerusalem Baptist Church.  Envelopes available at the Hohner Funeral Home and Church in care of Mrs. Hume’s arrangements.

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  1. To the Humes/Shelton Families,
    May God keep you and comfort you during this time. Mrs. Humes was a beautiful gentle spirit here on this earth and a special friend to our family for many years. We will truly miss her so much. I can only imagine the reunion going on in heaven but most of all our Lord and Saviour welcoming her with “well done my good and faithful servant”
    We love you all,
    Clara, Sandra, Jeffrey and Family

  2. My condolences to the Humes family! May the Lord bless and keep you and give you peace.
    Grace Forever
    Regina Edwards

  3. To the Humes Family

    We are sending our love, prayers and condolences. Sorry we couldn’t be there for your family at this time. Always in our prayers and hearts.

    Ola Lee Arnold

  4. My sincere condolences to the Humes family and extended family. Mrs. Humes was very kind to me, and I have never forgotten her willingess to help a newcomer. May God help you find comfort in knowing the love and grace that she freely shared with others.

  5. Our families have known each other for many, many years! Ms Geri was always a very pleasant and beautiful person! I share in your loss of mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and pray for your strength and comfort. I’m also rejoicing with you in her home-going, knowing we shall meet again…..,

  6. Family of Geraldine,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of your dear loved one. We pray God will give you comfort and peace as you walk through this time of loss.


    Samuel & Barbara Daniel & Family

  7. My most sincere sympathy to Mrs. Humes family. Mr. and Mrs. Humes were customers at my fathers gas station (Nick’s 66 Service on E. Mich. Ave) in the 50s and 60s. I have never forgotten what wonderful people they were. If everyone was like Ralph and Jerelene Humes the world would be a better place. Please rest in peace, you will be missed.

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