Geraldine Ross Kalista, 92, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House in Mooresville.

She was born on June 22, 1929, in Fayetteville, N.C., to the late Johnnie Eugene and Mary Alice Bolton Ross. Mrs. Kalista attended the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Mooresville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Kalista Sr.; and brother, James E. Ross.

She is survived by her children, Raymond J. Kalista Jr., Richard Kalista (Cindy Dyer), Joseph Kalista (Bernice Steele), and Michelle Rose Kalista; brothers, Mickey Ross and William “Billy” Ross; sisters, Joyce Hill and Clara Falk; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 3 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. with a service following at 1 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Mooresville.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Kalista family. Condolences may be made to the family at

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