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Geraldine W. Sarratt

Geraldine Watkins Sarratt, 69, of 217 Oakview Drive, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, in her home.

Wife of Edgar Nathaniel Sarratt, Sr., she was born in Cleveland County, NC to Oscar and Elizabeth Wood Watkins.

She was a graduate of Crest High School, a member of Concord Baptist Church, and a retiree of Cherokee County Schools.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Anthony; 2 brothers, Calvin and Jeff Watkins; and 4 sisters, Grace Martin, Katherine, Joyce, and Betty Jean Watkins.

She leaves to cherish loving memories: her husband, Edgar Nathaniel Sarratt, Sr., of the home; 2 daughters, Lisa Renee Bridges of Gaffney and Nicole Nichols (Jai) of Spartanburg; 5 sons, Dennis Mintz (Minister Verlinda) and Deacon Shawn Mintz (Lashanda) of Gaffney; James Edgar Surratt (Jennifer) of Waldorf, MD, Edgar N. Sarratt, Jr. (Karin) of Carmel, IN, and Tirash L. Houey (Docia) of Lawrenceville, GA; 19 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Dr, Michael Bridges and Minister Mae Frances Sarratt. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

She will be in state in the church Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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Jessica Annquenette Harris

Jessica Annquenette Harris was born in Gaffney, S.C. on September 19, 1983, and resided in Concord N.C. She was the daughter of Steven Harris and Tammy McCluney; reared in the home of her god-mother, Mary Douglas of Gaffney, S.C.

At an early age, she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She joined Bethel Baptist Church and was a former member of the Buds of Promise, Young Adult Choir, Adopted Daughters and Usher Board.

She was a 2001 graduate of Gaffney Senior High School. She received an Associate Degree from Spartanburg Technical College and Bachelors Degree from Strayer University. She was employed with Amerisource Bergen as a Reimbursement Counselor in Fort Mill, S.C.

Jessica transitioned from earth to eternity on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in Concord, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ernest “Butch” Mc- Cluney, Edna “Tutter’ McCluney and Floyd Harris.

She leaves precious memories to a daughter, Princess Ansley Symone Poole; parents, Steven Harris, Tammy McCluney, and Mary Douglas; grandmother, Anna Marie Harris; special friend, Demarius Poole; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be Friday, November 30th at 1 p.m. in Limestone Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. J.W. Sanders, Jr., presiding, and Rev. James Patton, Jr., eulogist. She will be in state in church at 12 noon.

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Published in The Gaffney Ledger on Nov. 29, 2017

Minnie Lee Watkins Littlejohn

Minnie Lee Watkins Littlejohn, of 238 North Green River Road, Gaffney, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Minnie was born in Gaffney, South Carolina on August 25, 1925, to the late Will and Maggie Jane Watkins. She was also the stepdaughter of the late Grady and Flora Watkins. Two sisters, Willie Mae Johnson and Rose A. Smith, preceded her in death. She was the devoted wife of the late Rochelle Littlejohn and they were the parents of six children. Four daughters, Shirley Pough, Brenda Duncan, Dicy Crosby, and Maggie Studyvance, preceded her in death.

At an early age, she accepted Christ and joined Suck Creek Baptist Church where she served as a Deaconess, a member of the Sunday School Department, member of the Pastor’s Aide, and a former member of the Macomson Choir. She was a “Martha” in the Victor Chapter No. 35 Order of the Eastern Star.

She leaves to cherish fond memories: two sons, Deacon Willie Lee Littlejohn of the home and Donnie Littlejohn of Lexington, N.C.; two adopted daughters Mary Davis (Willie) and Pat McIntire of Columbia, S.C.; an adopted son Thomas Hampton of Chesnee, S.C.; two cousins reared in the home as brothers, Spencer Humphries of Gaffney and Gaither Humphries of Boiling Springs; fourteen grandchildren, including two reared in the home as children, Rubin Littlejohn and Sherry Reid of Gaffney, S.C.; 29 greatgrandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and relatives.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, November 16th, at 3 p.m. in Suck Creek Baptist Church, Gaffney, SC. Rev. Tony Macomson officiating. She will be in state in church at 2 p.m.

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