Mrs. Wilhelmenia L. Suggs, age 91, passed away at the McLeod Loris Healthcare Center, Loris, SC. after a short illness.
Wilhelmenia is survived by her son, Darrell Dickson Suggs of Cerro Gordo, N.C., sister, Freida Harrelson (Bobby) of Gastonia, N.C., nieces Deidre Shelley Graham (Sonnie) and Jane McFayden Buck (Ron). Also surviving are nephews, Victor Harrelson, Dean Harrelson, Jody Lancaster, and Gregory McFayden (Shannon).
She is predeceased in death by her husband, L.Duvall Suggs, son, Steven Lawrence Suggs, sisters Yvonne Shelley and Enid McFayden, brother Joe Lancaster, nephews Tommy McFayden and Jimmy Shelley, and niece Donna Shelley.
Wilhelmenia was born to Christian parents who trained her up in the way she should go.
She was the second daughter who thrived on being outdoors with her love of flowers and her vegetable garden. She especially loved blueberry picking with her friends.
To her friends, she was the best forever- always carrying food or just coming to visit.
Wilhelmenia was a gifted homemaker, a great cook, a self-taught excellent, highly-skilled seamstress, and a crochet artist. She was a supervisor at Stone Manufacturing in Fair Bluff, N.C. for thirty years and developed a love of sewing in many young women. Until most recently, Wilhelmenia enhanced wedding gowns and prom dresses, hemmed numerous pants and dresses, and made many quilts and afghans. She always charged very little for her professional efforts-just showing her love by helping people.
Wilhelmenia was a dedicated member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church who gave her talents to God "behind the scenes" as the wife of a deacon and Sunday School teacher, she was also a member of the WMU for many years. She especially enjoyed her Golden Sunshine Sunday school class and teacher, Carolyn Worley.
She was the strength of her family, the great love of her husband Duvall, and a proud Aunt to all her nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on, Monday, February 28, 2022, at 11:00 AM, in the Cherry Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Cerro Gordo, N.C. Family and friends will gather in the fellowship hall of Cherry Grove Baptist Church immediately following the commital.
A service of Meares & Jones Funeral Service of Fair Bluff.
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