Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Funeral services for Ruth Brockington, conducted by the Rev. Donald A. Gilliard, were held Friday, October 25, 2013, at Community Temple Church of Our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ of Cades. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Fannie Thomas Cemetery of Kingstree. Ms. Brockington died Saturday, October 19, 2013, at McLeod Hospice House of Florence. She was born September 18, 1953, in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late C. Otis and Minnie Bradley Brockington. She received her formal education in the public schools of Williamsburg County. She worked in agriculture for many years helping on the farm. She was also employed with Santee Apparel of Manning and Kingstree Knits of Kingstree. Her most recent employment was with Blue Water Resorts of Myrtle Beach. She was a member Community Temple Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, where she served as one of the Mother’s of the Church, Pastor’s Aide and Prayer Team. Survivors are: three daughters, Diane Pressley (Allen) and Shirley Wilson, both of Kingstree; and Casie Evans of Darlington; three sons, Chief Benny Brockington (Felecia) of the US Navy; Eddie Brockington of Macon, Georgia; and Patrick Brockington (Detwalla) of Scranton; five sisters, Janie Cooper of Kingstree; Della Coleman of Sumter; Barbara McFadden, Mary Wilson (Mia) and Mattie Salters, all of Lake City; three brothers, James Brockington (Margaret) of Manning; Otis Brockington of Kingstree; and John Brockington (Lottie) of Lake City; two grandchildren reared as her own, Allen Pressley (Farren) and Donelle Brockington, both of Kingstree; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Larry Epps, Timothy McFadden, Chris Brockington, Dalzell Brockington, Walter Brockington, and John Epps.