Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Virgiree Moore, Salters - Funeral services for Virgiree Moore, conducted by the Rev. Colen Giles and the Rev. Olin Dukes, were held Saturday, May 24, 2014, at St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church of Salters. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Salters Cemetery of Salters.
Ms. Moore, 66, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Yale New Haven Hospital of New Haven, Connecticut. She was born April 10, 1948, in Salters, the daughter of the late Charlie Easterling Moore and Ruth Grannison Moore. Two siblings, Paul Moore, Sr. and Lillie Mae Hogan, preceded her in death. She attended the public schools of Charleston, until the death of her father. Then her mother decided to relocate the family to Williamsburg County. She was a member of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church of Salters. After moving to New Haven, Connecticut, she became a member of Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church. She is a graduate of C.E. Murray High School Class of 1966 in Greeleyville. She matriculated to Kittrell College in Kittrell, North Carolina, where she earned an Associate of Science degree. She attended Delaware State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics (Family and Consumer Sciences). She pursued her graduate studies at the University of Connecticut and Southern Connecticut State University, both in New Haven, Connecticut. She was an educator for 36 years and retired from Mary V. Carrigan Middle School in West Haven, Connecticut. Her professional and community involvement included: Delaware State University Century II Campaign; former President of the Delaware State University Connecticut Alumni Chapter; University of Alumni Hall of Fame Committee: recruiter for the university; and she was appointed New England Regional Director for the Alumni Association. She was affiliated with the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated. She served as Co-advisor and Advisor of Delta Phi Chapter Xinos Club; on the Board of Directors for the Pine Rock Association; an Advisor of the FHA (Future Homemakers of America); a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and the Connecticut Family and Consumers Science Association. Beside her teaching career, she served the community in various capacities and through numerous professional, religious and civic organizations. She received numerous awards and certifications for her accomplishments. She received a certificate of appreciation from the Southern Regional Sickle Cell Association; Delta Phi Chapter Xinos Club; and several from chapters of the National Sorority Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated. She was presented the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for outstanding and invaluable service to the community; City of New Haven Board of Alderman Official Citation for Excellence in Education; City of New Haven Proclamation for Community Service; and the State of Connecticut General Assembly Official Citation for being honored and receiving Excellence in Education.
Survivors are: one brother, Charlie Moore, Jr. of New Haven, Connecticut; and four sisters, Rosa Lee Williams of Salters; Evangelist Ruther Dell Roberts of New Haven, Connecticut; Lucille Moore-Davis (Thomas) of Cheshire, Connecticut; and Perbell Moore of Hamden, Connecticut.
Mamie Jones, Kingstree - Mrs. Mamie Williams Jones, 91, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Lexington Memorial Hospital of Columbia. Funeral services, conducted by Elder Richard Conyers and Elder Lee Roy McClary, were held Monday, May 26, 2014, at St. Mary Holiness Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed By Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Greenlawn Cemetery of Kingstree.
Mrs. Jones was born April 29, 1923, in Charlotte, North Carolina, the daughter of the late John Walter Williams and Angeline Evans Williams. She was married to the late Sylvester Jones. A son, Aubrey Jones, preceded her in death. She received her education at Cane Branch, where she got her PHD Degree (Pass Having Doubt). She was a member of St. Mary Apostolic Faith Holiness Church, where she served as the Mother of the Church and in many other capacities. She held several sales positions including working for Burroughs Furniture Store. She sold Avon products for 58 years and you could also find her every Friday and Saturday at the local flea market selling quality secondhand goods.
Survivors are: her daughter-in-law, Anna B. Jones (Eddie Hayes) of West Columbia; one brother, Deacon Sidney Jerome Williams of Kingstree; one sister, Mrs. Laura Tucker of Ansonia, Connecticut; a goddaughter, Gloria Williams of Greeleyville; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.