Geordetta Stiles-Middleton, 42, Blue Cross employee

Middleton
Middleton
Posted: August 19, 2014

GEORDETTA Stiles-Middleton didn't like to lose touch with people.

And the telephone was her favorite instrument of connection.

"She could spend hours on the phone with family and friends, reminiscing, gossiping," said her husband, Wayne Middleton. "She liked to keep in touch with people she knew in school and at work."

Geordetta Stiles-Middleton, a devoted mother and active churchwoman, died Aug. 8. She was 42. She had had some health issues, but the cause of death was not determined.

She worked in customer service for Independence Blue Cross for a number of years.

Geordetta was born in Philadelphia to Helen and George Stiles, and grew up in Wynnefield. She attended the Samuel Gompers Elementary School and Overbrook High School. She also took courses at Community College of Philadelphia and Temple Univesity.

She married Wayne Middletown, a certified public accountant, on Nov. 7, 2002.

"She was a happy person," Wayne said. "She was always smiling and laughing."

Geordetta was an active member of St. Matthew African Methodist Episcopal Church. She taught Children's Bible School and participated in the Praise and Worship Dance Group.

"We never expected to see you go so soon," her family wrote in a tribute. "You have touched so many lives in your short time on this earth. We pray that all will continue to honor and keep the wonderful memories close to their hearts."

Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Angela; a son, Andrew, and her mother, Helen Stiles.

Services: Memorial service 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Matthew AME Church, 215 N. 57th St.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Police and Firemens Federal Credit Union, 7604 City Ave., Philadelphia 19151, in the children's names for their education.

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