Jeri (Geraldine) A. Severns, age 72, of Wrightstown, slipped the bounds of Earth with her loving husband of 46 years by her side, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. She was born in Trenton to the late Frederick and Anne South on September 4, 1947. Jeri owned and operated Hidden Gardens Florist in Wrightstown for 30 years. She was a very talented floral designer, enjoyed gardening and loved spending her time at the shop. Jeri enjoyed taking long drives, going to the Shore or to the Poconos and sightseeing. She was a member of the Plumsted Presbyterian Church and was also a very civic minded person. She served as Wrightstown’s first Republican councilwoman, past secretary for the Burlington County Planning Board and as chairman for the Burlington County Republican Committee. She loved being active within the community. She was always looking to help others. Jeri had a kind heart and was beyond generous. She gave to numerous charities including CHOP, ST. Jude’s, Shriner’s Hospitals, Animal Welfare and numerous Veterans Charity. Jeri was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Jeri is predeceased by her parents; by her son Andrew; and by her sister Patricia South.
She leaves behind her adored husband of 46 loving years, James Severns of Wrightstown; her son Aaron Severns and Christine Sotovelez of North Hanover; granddaughter Katelyn and other extended family members and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 6PM to 8PM at the Tilghman Funeral Home, located at 52 Main Street, New Egypt NJ 08533, and again on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 11AM to 12PM. A funeral service will begin at 12PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jeri’s memory to, CHOP Foundations, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, the Animal Welfare Association or a Veteran’s Charity of your choice.