Gertrude Flowers Wilson, 86, the widow
of Rev. Marvin Leo Wilson, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April
9, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Mrs. Wilson was born the daughter
of Henry Dewey Flowers and Bessie Louise Newton Flowers on December 29,
1926 in Andrews. She devoted her life to her family and her church.
She served faithfully beside her husband as a Minister’s Wife for many
years with the South Carolina Conference of the International Pentecostal
Holiness Church. She leaves a legacy of prayer and intercession for
those she loved. She was a faithful and dedicated member of the Andrews
First Pentecostal Holiness Church where over the years she labored in the
Women’s Ministry; the Golden Age Ministries; and was a member of the Willing
Workers Sunday School class. She committed her life to acts of selfless
giving, fervent prayer, and an unconditional love to earn her the distinguished
title – Beloved Mother.
Gertrude and Marvin were married on
February 17, 1946 and celebrated 59 years together. Their home was
blessed with: two daughters, Linda (Robin) Barrineau-Powell and Gail
W. Dill; three grandchildren, Amy (MacK E) Watford, Roger (Shana) Barrnineau,
and Christopher Marvin Barrineau; seven grandchildren, Brent (Candyce)
Watford, Thomas “Korey” (Chelsea) White, Mace E. Watford, Kolbey Watford,
Hailey Watford, Savannah Barrineau, and Reece Barrineau; and two
great-grandchildren, Victoria Lane Watford and Harmen “Case” White.
She also leaves behind: a brother, C.D. (Anne) Flowers; and a sister,
Mattie F. Singleton.
She was predeceased by: her parents;
her husband; a grandson, Thomas Mark White; two brothers, Samuel J. “Pete”
Flowers, and Rev. El “Leroy” Flowers; and a son-in-law, Laurice R. Barrineau,
A Home Going Celebration will be 11
AM, Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Andrews First Pentecostal Holiness
Church. Interment will follow in the Andrews Memorial cemetery directed
by the Andrews Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday
evening, April 11, 2013, at Andrews Chapel.
Memorial may be made to the Tidelands
Community Hospice House. McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the
Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFuneralH@aol.com