April 5, 2020
Janie Belle Wingate was the daughter of the late Edward Thomas and Maggie Ann Jackson. She was born July 5th, 1935 in Timmonsville, South Carolina and departed this life Sunday morning, April 5th, 2020 at her home. Janie graduated from Brockington High in School, Timmonsville, South Carolina, class of 1953. Janie tried different jobs finding that the textile industry was not for her. She then went into the service of child care. This was her calling for over twenty years where she provided childcare service for dozens of single and low income families leaving her mark on society through the development of the children that passed through her care. She was united in matrimony to the late Walter “WJ” Wingate on October 20, 1954. Janie was a member of Welch Chapel AME Church and served positions, Food Service Ministry, financial secretary and Trustee Board and was the mother of the church. “Janie” leaves to cherish her memories; her children: Charles Thomas of Newark New Jersey, Alfred of Spartanburg, Walter “Pete”, Orlando and Bradford of Florence, Alease “Lisa” (Bernard) Walters of Williston, Gwendolyn (Archie) Brown of Beaufort, Loretta (Harold) Garner of Darlington; sister: Francis Thomas, Newark New Jersey; sister- in- laws: Vernita (Liston) Thomas of Florence, Elizabeth Wingate of Darlington, Modestine Wingate of Atlanta GA and a brother-in-law Wilbur Wingate of Darlington, Uncle- in-law Dean (Inez) Davis, Washington, D.C. Daughter- in-laws: Carolyn Thomas and Yvonne Wingate of Timmonsville, Natalie Wingate of Augusta GA, Wanda Tadders of Hartsville; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was also preceded in death by baby Jacqueline Wingate; brothers: Moses, Charles, twins Fred and John; and a great grandson, Keshawn Mills.
Janie Belle Wingate was the daughter of the late Edward Thomas and Maggie Ann Jackson. She was born July 5th, 1935 in Timmonsville, South Carolina and departed this life Sunday morning, April 5th, 2020 at her home. Janie graduated... View Obituary & Service Information
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