Geraldine ‘Jeri’ Hemmick, co-founder of Highland Square mainstay Annabell’s, dies at 95. Reported by Malcolm X. Abram. Geraldine “Jeri” Hemmick was a “go-go girl.” The 95-year-old whose entrepreneurial and open spirit helped shape the Highland Square neighborhood didn’t dance on stages in miniskirts, though even in her ’90s she had the energy. Rather, Hemmick, who died Monday surrounded by her daughter and caretakers, was always on the proverbial go, seeking new experiences and always reaching out to people — any people with whom she came in contact.