Geraldine Cates Biddick

October 4, 1949 - January 7, 2019

Geraldine “Gerry” Cates Biddick of McKinney, Texas passed away January 7, 2019 at the age of 69.  She was born October 4, 1949 to John William Cates and Viola Elizabeth (Bogdanowicz) Cates in New York, New York. She married Hugh Biddick on October 8, 1972 in New York. Gerry was inducted into the National Honor Society and graduated Phi Theta Kappa. Gerry was a pioneer in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and was one of the first technical specialists. Gerry was documented in the prestigious "Who's Who" Scientific Publication. She enjoyed shopping, entertaining and cooking for her loved ones and beyond. Gerry loved her family and the finer things in life. She had a strong faith in God. Gerry was so loving to all, a devoted wife and "The Best Darn Mother in the Whole Wide World".

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Hugh Patrick Biddick of McKinney, Texas; children, Brian Keith Biddick and wife, Monique of Lafayette, Louisiana, Danielle Biddick Thomas of McKinney, Texas and Jonah Trevor Biddick and wife, Ayano of North Carolina; sisters, Karen Cates Combs and husband, Lee of Florida, Bernadette Cates Engerran and husband, John of Washington State and Therese Cates Brine of Florida; grandchildren, Emile Biddick, Nicole Biddick and Dylan Biddick all of Lafayette, Louisiana, Siena Biddick of North Carolina, Jake Biddick-Thomas and McKenzie Biddick-Thomas of McKinney, Texas; great-grandchildren, Carter Jane Biddick-Istre and Leighton Marie Biddick-Istre also of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents, John and Viola Cates.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday January 14, 2019 at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in McKinney, Texas. A private inurnment will be held at Dallas Fort-Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. A reception will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Stacy Crossing Community Center, 7111 Mitchell Drive, McKinney, Texas 75070.

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Dear Biddick Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear loved one, now and in the days to come you will need strength and comfort. The Bible describes God as a Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.We have a wonderful promise at Revelation 21:4 God will wipe our tears away and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. God can wipe our tears away and promises to end sickness, pain, and death here on our earth. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Sherry Sherry Weiher , January 14, 2019 My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Linda Colf, January 11, 2019 I will miss my friend. We met one another through Radiography school as the "two old ladies". We laughed often. Gerry was a sweet soul and her life should be celebrated. My love goes out to the entire family.
Cissy and Dan Timm, January 11, 2019 My deepest condolences to the Biddick Family. I lift you all up to the Lord. I ask for HIS perfect and everlasting love to comfort and surround you always. And that you continue to feel HIS light along with Hers now shining down on you. Much love to you Brain and family. Johanna and BabyRay Johanna Villarreal, January 11, 2019 So sad to learn of Gerry’s passing. We have such fond memories of our years as next door neighbors on Willowind. Gerry was always there and available to help anyone who needed it. We loved raising our children together, our times together by the pool while Allison, Danielle, Brian and Jonah swam for hours and appreciated so much her watching Allison after school and in the summers, helping with birthday parties, and sharing fun times over dinner, shopping together, taking the kids to skating and swimming lessons, or anywhere we could find activities. Gerry was a friend to everyone in the neighborhood. She loved her family, and was always excited when they would visit, especially her parents and sisters. We all were proud of Gerry when she returned to college to study radiology technology and her dedication to school and her field, becoming a role model for others. I miss her and those special times. My heart goes out to Hugh, Danielle, Brian, Jonah and all the family during this time of sorrow. May, with time, your loving memories replace your heartbreak. Prayers for peace for each of you from Glenn and me. Much love,
Gail Bevill, January 11, 2019 Bernadette We are holding you close in our hearts and praying for all of your family. Juliann McCarthy and Dave Block, January 10, 2019 Irene and I owe our mariage and family to Geri and Hugh. She will be loved and missed by the Johnston family. God bless her loving and kind soul.
Irene and Ron Johnston, January 10, 2019 Danielle - I am so sorry to hear about you Mom. I will always remember her coming to photo sessions with you. She was truly a sweetheart!!! My prayers are with you and your sweet family. 
Kimberly Craig, January 10, 2019 My deepest sympathies for your loss. I am going to miss Gerri especially at family gatherings. She and I would have good talks and we always ended up laughing about some silly thing or another. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Mary LaCombe, January 10, 2019