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Mother Minnie Lee Wilson-Gervin

June 6, 1931 ~ October 15, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Mother Minnie Wilson-Gervin Obituary

A Time To Be Born
Minnie Lee Wilson Gervin was born on June 6, 1931 in Holly Hill, S.C. to the late Florence & James Wilson, Sr.
A Time To Grow
Minnie grew up in Holly Hill, South Carolina and attended Rosenwald School in her early years. Later she completed her education at Roberts High School Adult Education Program.
A Time To Worship
Minnie joined Greater Target A.M.E. Church at an early age. She served diligently on the Usher Board, Stewardess Board #5, Angelic Choir, and Golden Spiritualites Choir.
A Time To Love
Minnie was united in Holy Matrimony to Edward (EG) Gervin the love of her life in 1972. Minnie had a unique sense of humor. She loved to laugh and loved making others laugh. Before she
became ill, she spent many hours in her flower gardens, and it was evident that she had a “green thumb”. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
A Time To Serve
Minnie was a Charter Member of Elite Chapter #228 Order of the Eastern Star
A Time to Work
Minnie was employed at Lake Placid Hotel in Lake Placid, New York. Later she became employed by Orangeburg School District #3, where she retired after 20 years of service.
A Time To Die
Minnie was called home from labor to reward on Saturday, October 15, 2022 after an extended illness surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward (EG) Gervin; and three brothers, Wesley Wilson, James Wilson Jr., and Richard Wilson.
A Time To Mourn
Precious memories will always be cherished by her devoted daughter, Sylvia Black of the home; one amazing grandson Lorenza Anthony Black, Jr. and a loving grand-daughter-in Law Kisha Guess Black of Georgetown, South Carolina; one great-granddaughter, Indiya M. Black of Tallahassee, Florida; one great-grandson, Jaleel Calhoun of New Haven, Connecticut; one step-great-grandson, SeKou Aiken of Tallahassee, Florida; one sister Marguerite Lewis, of Holly Hill, South Carolina; one brother, Robert (Betty) Wilson of Savannah, Georgia; five nieces, Sharon Flood of Bronx, New York, Shelia Nelson, of Holly Hill, South Carolina, Valerie Willoughby, of Columbia, South Carolina, Roberta (Hanif) of Savannah Georgia, and Nicole (Turec) of Savannah, Georgia; one nephew, Kelvin Barnes of New Orleans, Louisiana; one goddaughter Minnie Johnson of Holly Hill, South Carolina and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends.


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October 22, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grace Funeral Services LLC - Holly Hill
8827 Old State Rd
Holly Hill, South Carolina 29059

Celebration of Life
October 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Greater Target AME Church
7248 Old State Road
Holly Hill, SC 29059

Interment following funeral service
October 23, 2022

Greater Target and Bethel AME Cemetery
Target Road
Holly Hill, SC, SC 29059


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