Georgia Pauline Sergent, 84 - Walton

Georgia Pauline Sergent, 84, of Johnson Creek, Walton, West Virginia passed away at home on September 28, 2014.

She was born at Cass, Pocahontas County, West Virginia on February 7, 1930, a daughter of the late Robert Brooks and Esta Long Reed of Glenville.

Georgia graduated from Glenville High School, obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics from Glenville State College and a Masters Degree in Physical Education from the West Virginia University College of Graduate Studies.

She was employed as a WVU Extension Home Demonstration Agent for several years and served in several counties when she met her future husband, the late Robert Sergent of Walton, then a fellow WVU 4-H agent. Robert and Georgia were married twice, once at Glenville and again at Jacksons Mills Girls State 4-H Camp in the Formal Rose Garden. Robert later worked with the USDA Farmers Home Administration as a County Supervisor, covering over one half of West Virginia counties.

The couple resided in Buckhannon, Romney, Philippi, Moundsville, Elkview, Kingwood, Wayne and Winfield gaining many lifelong friends. Georgia enjoyed working with children and taught in the 1960s at the Winfield Methodist Church-sponsored kindergarten.

Georgia and Robert retired to the Sergent Family farm in 1978, joining the Methodist Class of the Walton Union Church. She was active in teaching Sunday school, youth ministries and the Outreach Committee, making home visits to shut-ins.

Georgia and Robert were blessed in traveling twice to the Holy Land. Georgia enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning and sewing. She shared her garden produce with the community, especially senior citizens.

They loved to operate their "Bed and Breakfast without the Breakfast" at the 100 year old family farmhouse for friends, relatives, and neighbors in need. She enjoyed local history and helped republish "Bishops History of Roane County" and helped publish the "Roane County West Virginia Family History Book".

She was a member and past president of the Roane County Friends of the Library and, along with the community, help fund the building of the Walton Branch Library.

Late in life, Georgia shared her farm and homemaking skills with cousin and author, Suzanne McMinn, and was cast as a romance novel character in "A Weekend Engagement" by McMinn.

Georgia was a regular feature in McMinns "" blog. Georgia was active in the 4-H program, the founding adult leader of the Winfield Scotts 4-H club, a WV 4-H All Star, and she lived by the All Star motto, "Service".

Georgia is survived by her son, Mark Sergent and wife, Sheryl, of Walton and one grandson, Madison Sergent, of Morgantown. She is survived by brothers and wives, Bob (Cricket) Reed, A. J. "Jack" (Wanda) Reed, Nelson Reed, brother-in-law, Richard "Dick" Reed (husband of late sister, Marion Reed) all of Glenville, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at the Walton Union Church, Walton, West Virginia on October 12,2014 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a fellowship dinner sponsored by the church. A private burial service will be held later at the Sergent Family Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Friends of the Roane County Library c/o Spencer Library, 110 Parking Plaza, Spencer, West Virginia 25276 or the Roane County 4-H Foundation, P.O. Box 105, Spencer, West Virginia 25276.

TAYLOR-VANDALE FUNERAL HOME of Spencer, assisted with the arrangements.