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Irene Morgan Jennette

One of God’s angels that was sent to us in human form named Irene Morgan of 1007 Liberty Road, Wilmington, Delaware was called to her heavenly throne on July 19, 2020 at 10:34 pm.

Daughter of the late Nathaniel and Arrie Morgan, she was born on August 24, 1924 in Cherokee County South Carolina. She was joined in holy matrimony to Edward Jennette who preceded her in death. Siblings that preceded her was: Lucille Smith and Henry Morgan.

At an early age she understood her mission while on earth was to love and nurture others. She attended and graduated from Florence Nightingale School of Nursing (1942). At that point she was able to carry out her mission and her love for children by becoming a baby nurse. She tended to newborn babies until she was in her early 80’s. When she was no longer able to go and tend to the newborns then the newborns that she had once taken care of would come and tend to her.

Because she was a Godsend there was no question about her love for the Master. She was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and when she relocated to New York, she became a member of Ephesus SDA Church. At Ephesus she actively served on the Deaconess Board for a few decades. She always wore a smile on her face but, when she talked about her love of God she would glow.

Irene was loved throughout her whole life and gave selflessly. She knew that her life on earth was temporary and she looked forward to her greatest reward of sitting at the feet of Jesus and just thanking Him for everything He allowed her to do while she was here.
Irene leaves to mourn three great nieces Sharon Annette and Ayana. Three great nephews: Steve, Johnnie and Dwayne. Eight great-great nieces and nephews. And a host of cousins and friends. She will be missed but never forgotten and her love will be felt by all forever.

Graveside Service will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 12:00 noon, in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jackie Maurice Smith

Jackie Maurice Smith, 56, of 335 E. Floyd Baker Blvd., passed away Wednesday, July 29th, in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. He was the born January, 20, 1964 to the late Hazel and Boyd Smith, Sr.

He was a retired Contractor. He was an uncle, brother and friend filled with laughter and joy.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three siblings, Boyd L. Smith, Jr., Charles Henry Smith, and Bessie Smith.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: three brothers, Timothy Smith (Kisha) of Gaffney, David Smith and Joe Smith of the home; three sisters, Phebe Smith of the home, Marsha Rainey of Gaffney, Hazel D. Smith of Gaffney; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Graveside Service will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 at  2:00 p.m., in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Darrell Smith officiating.

Wade Edward Hamilton, Sr.

Wade Edward Hamilton, Sr., 76, of 116 Bates Road, passed away Friday, July 17th, in Spartanburg Medical Center Mary Black Campus.

He was a widower of Sharon Hamilton. Wade was born in Gaffney, SC and was the son of the late Nancy L. Hamilton.

Mr. Hamilton was a retiree for the Board of Public Works, a member of Kingdom Hall, a graduate of Granard High School, and he loved spending his time with family and friends, horseback riding, fishing, and bowling.

In addition to his loving wife and parents he was preceded in death by four siblings, Olin and Robert Hamilton, Margret Tate and Pauline Jefferies.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: a daughter, Charlene Prysock of Gaffney; two sons, Wade E. Hamilton, Jr. of Texas and Timothy Hamilton of Gaffney; a brother, Lindbergh Hamilton, Sr. (Ella Mae); three sisters, Artis Means (Ralph) of Union, Faye Littlejohn (Freddie) of Gaffney, Betty Wilkins of Denver, CO; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 25th, at 2:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Elder Ralph Means.

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