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Earnestine Jenkins Wilson, 79, departed this earthly life on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. She was born July 15, 1942, in Rembert, the eldest daughter of the late Deacon Hiram Jenkins Jr. and Leacy Hunter Jenkins. Upon graduating from Ebenezer High School in Dalzell, Earnestine worked various jobs that included the Silver Moon Café, Sumter Laundry & Cleaners and eventually retired from Campbell Soup Company (Gold Kist). Her love of cake decorating and flowers showed through her involvement in many weddings in Sumter and the surrounding areas. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Rembert until her marriage to Frierson Wilson on February 27, 1965. She then became a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church family where she participated in several organizations. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Frierson Wilson; sister, Bernice J. Pitts; two brothers, Benjamin H. Jenkins and Julius L. Jenkins, who died in infancy. Earnestine leaves to cherish her memories: two loving children, daughter, Sheila W. (Rodney) Jacobs of Warner Robins, Georgia, and son, Shawn L. (Sharon) Wilson of Norfolk, Virginia; two granddaughters, Kelsey and Kaylen Jacobs; one sister, Roberta (Olden) Brooker; brothers, Richard Jenkins and Roland (Ora Lee) Jenkins; three sisters-in-law, Gertrude Dennis, Lugenia (William) Carter, and Catherine Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, others relatives, and friends. In accordance with the COVID 19 guidelines, the family is requesting that face masks and social distancing be observed by everyone in attendance. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a. m., Saturday, February 26, 2022 in the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Richard Addison, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park, 802 North Guignard Drive, Sumter.

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