Ellen C. Wells
We received word that Maggie Geraldine (better known as Jerri) Coleman Pike passed away on July 18 following a brief illness. She was 86. Jerri and her husband William “Pete” Pike founded the Atlanta, Georgia-based Pike Nurseries in 1958. She was “the pillar of the family,” her obituary says, doing what she could to ensure the success of the family business while also raising four kids.
Along with all of the good work, donations and religious activities she and her husband participated in, the obituary also says one of the things she’ll be remembered for is her “dry sense of humor.” You don’t see that written much in a remembrance. I would have liked her, for sure. Our condolences to her family, friends and customers. GP