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Official Obituary of

Georgia Cordelia Groomes

May 2, 1930 ~ March 27, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Georgia Groomes Obituary

Georgia Cordelia Groomes beloved mother, nana, and friend, peacefully transitioned on March 27, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories. Born on May 2, 1930, in Olney, Maryland. Georgia was the daughter of the late William DeMar and Dorothy Riggs.

Georgia’s educational journey began in Montgomery County, Maryland, where she graduated High School from George Washington Carver High School. She then attended Montgomery College in Rockville Maryland to pursue her passion in Social Work. Georgia served the Maryland community as a dedicated social worker for 35 years. 15 years she served as a social worker for the state of Maryland and 20 years for the Department of Social Services of Montgomery County.  In 1995, the Governor of Maryland awarded Georgia the Distinguished Service award for her dedicated work to the people of Maryland. Georgia retired from Montgomery County Social Services in 1999. 

In retirement Georgia enjoyed caring for her grandchildren. She was also a dedicated member of Goshen United Methodist Church where she served in many roles: Homemakers, Culinary Kitchen Team and United Women of Faith.

Georgia enjoyed spending time with family especially her grandchildren, attending church functions, and watching the Dallas Cowboys.  

Georgia is resting in eternal peace with the Lord. She leaves to cherish her memories her son Anthony (Nikora); five grandchildren Erica (Joseph), Jay (Jordan), Alaira, Asaun, and Amia; great grandchildren Kyla, Kayson, Lennox; bonus granddaughter/great granddaughter Briana and Hannah.

Georgia was preceded in death by her beloved parents, William and Dorothy; sister, Margaret; brothers, Thomas and James, aunt, Edna (Tiny); daughter, Joyce and son-in-law Roland Colbert.

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Funeral Service
April 4, 2024

11:00 AM
Goshen United Methodist Church
19615 Goshen Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Interment following funeral service
April 4, 2024

Brooke Grove - Stewartown Cemetery
7700 Brink Road


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