Obituaries, Jan. 17, 2014

  • Friday, January 17, 2014

Juliette James

Juliette McConnell James, age 73, the wife of Harold H. James Sr. of Georgetown, finished her courageous battle with cancer and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital.

Mrs. James was born the daughter of Harvey Harrison “Harry” McConnell and Myrtle J. Alford McConnell on June 12, 1940 in Georgetown.

She was a 1958 graduate of Winyah Hill School and was a retired Rural Letter Carrier with the U.S. Postal Service.

She was a faithful member of the Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church where she served in the United Methodist Women, the Church Altar Guild, Sunday School Superintendent, and the L&M Bunn Sunday School Class.

Mrs. James was a charter member of the Ocean Waves Square Dance Club; an avid supporter, volunteer, and participant of the American Cancer Society; and a loyal fan of the Atlanta Braves and Georgetown High School sports teams.

She was the epitome of a Southern Lady in the home and in the community. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crocheting.

Though words could never fully describe her joyous and contagious smiles or the limitless hugs to family and friends, her acts of selfless giving, fervent prayer, and an unconditional love leaves a legacy of a Beloved Mother and Christian Woman.

Juliette and Harold were married Sept. 18, 1959 and celebrated 54 years together.

From their home was blessed with two children, Hal (Donna) James and Daphne J. Carr; four grandchildren, Brittany, Tres, Bevan, and James.

She also leaves behind two brothers, Johnny (Ramona) McConnell and Timmy (Jennifer) McConnell; four sisters, Harriette (Frankie) Davis, Ellen (Rodney) Ward, Vickie (Dale) Baker, and Ginger (Thomas Jr.) Hamblin; a sister-in-law, Jacqueline McConnell; and a special friend, Greg Eaddy.

She was predeceased by her parents; her parents-in-law, Malcom and Lillian James; and her brother, Laverne McConnell.

A Service of Death and Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday morning, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church.

Interment will follow in the Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at the Georgetown Chapel.

McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the James family. .

Online condolences may be sent to McKenziechapels.com.

Minnie Kennedy

Minnie Agatha Kennedy, age 97, of Georgetown died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Georgetown Healthcare and Rehab Center.

Miss Kennedy was born at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown on Dec. 25, 1916, a daughter of the late William Kennedy and Daisy Jenkins Kennedy.

She grew up in Georgetown and graduated from Howard High School and South Carolina State College.

After teaching at Howard High School for three years, Miss Kennedy held various teaching positions, from early childhood classrooms to college courses.

She taught at New York University School of Education, Connecticut State College, Adelphi University Urban Education Center, and The City College of New York Comprehensive Day Care Teacher Training Center.

Miss Kennedy was a communicant of Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church, where she was a former member of the Docent Program and Episcopal Church Women.

Miss Kennedy travelled extensively, both throughout the United States and abroad, as an educational consultant to various schools and universities.

She was also actively involved in civil rights projects, including the march on Selma, Ala., the 1963 march on Washington, and voter’s registration projects in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Miss Kennedy retired from the position of Professor of Education at The Bank Street College of Education in New York City in June of 1984.

Survivors include her nephew, Moses Prioleau of Georgetown; her niece, Almena Kennard of N. Brunswick, N.J.; and a number of nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday morning, Jan. 25, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church.

Officiating will be the Very Rev. Paul C. Fuener. Inurnment will be private.

Sign a guestbook at: www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Willis

Lucille Willis, age 70, formerly of Georgetown, died at her residence in Hempstead, N.Y. on Dec. 31, 2013.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday Jan. 10, 2014 at Wilds Courtyard Chapel, conducted by Rev. Gloria Barr Ford.

Burial followed immediately at Beach Family cemetery.

The remains lay in state at Wilds Courtyard Chapel on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Mrs. Willis was born on May 22, 1943, a daughter of Ernest Alston and Essie Mae Collins Alston- Beach.

She was lovingly reared by her mother and step-father, Charlie H. Beach.

All of her parents predeceased her.

Until she retired, she was employed as a machine operator for number of years with Jenco Company of Hempstead. She was married to Abraham Willis who is deceased.

Survivors include her adopted children, Elder Diane Morrison of Uniondale, N.Y., Lydia Capers of New London, Conn., Joanne Chisholm of New York, N.Y., Theodore Harleston of Tennessee, Harold Smalls of New York, N.Y., and Ms. Lavitta Willis of Rockaway, N.Y.; her siblings, Rosa B. Carter of Hempstead, N.Y., Katherine Barr of Sebastian, Fla., and Earnest Alston, Mary Alston, Charlie Mae Fulman, Susan Knowlin, Gene Beach, Thomas Beach, Albert Beach, Hugie Beach, Ben Alston and Mabel Beach, all of Georgetown.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.

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