Floral 09

Geraldine A. Mahatha

August 16, 1941 ~ March 21, 2022 (age 80)


Geraldine Alston Penny Mahatha was born on August 16, 1941, to the late Mr. Jerry Alston and the late Mrs. Gracie Lee King Alston in Myrtle Beach SC. "Geralyn" as she was affectionately called by her mother, was the second oldest of 5 children.

Preceded her in death were her parents, a daughter Eunice Priscilla Penny and 4 siblings, Jeremiah Alston, Clemetine Alston, Beatrice Alston, and Gracie Bell Alston.

"Merel" as she was called by her family and associates, was a graduated of Whittemore High School and after graduating she earned her degree in Secretarial Science from Horry Georgetown Technical College.

Being no stranger to work, Gerladine worked in many capacities throughout her life, some being in the service industry, working in restaurants, babysitting, and caring for the elderly. Her love of course would be baking her cakes and pies. Gerladine would always say "It's time to meet the mule" as she would leave for work.

Geraldine will be remembered by her children, Billy William Earl Alston, of Myrtle Beach, Dwight Jeremiah Penny of Sacramento Ca., and Brian Masters Penny, of Myrtle Beach, her grandchildren, Julia Greene, Tiffany Wiley, Ryan Grace, Demetric Grace, Chalena Isali Rahotep, Angelique Alston, Imani Alston, Dwight C. Alston, Brian J. Alston Penny, and Bryson King Reeves, her nieces, Tracey Alston, Leslie Pointer, and Melody Pointer, her nephews Troy Pointer, Dexter Pointer and Reggie Alston, 10 great grandchildren and a host of loving relatives and friends.




Geraldine A. Mahatha of Myrtle Beach passed away on Monday, March 21, 2022.  There will be a viewing held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday March 29, 2022  at Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory, Myrtle Beach Chapel. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday March 30, 2022 at Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Pine Island Community Cemetery. 

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March 29, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Ocean View Funeral Home and Beach Crematory
1212 Carver Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Funeral Service
March 30, 2022

1:00 PM
Sandy Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Pine Island Community Cemetery

Video is available for this event

March 30, 2022

Pine Island Community Cemetery
401 Ronald McNair Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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