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Welcome to the memorial page for

Mr. Edward "ELBO" Wingate

September 7, 1934 ~ April 11, 2019 (age 84)

It is with sorrow that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc announces the passing of Mr. Edward Wingate of Darlington.  Mr. Wingate passed on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in a Florence medical facility. 

Funeral service is 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in the Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Faith Memorial Gardens. 

                                                           ~Life Story~

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

                                                                                                                              II Timothy 4:7

“I’m free from all perplexity and pain: I shall not wake in this world again.”

Journey Begins………..

A Time To Be Born….Edward Wingate was born on September 7, 1934 in the Oates Community of Darlington County to the late Mr. Joseph Wingate Sr. and the late Ethel Jacobs Wingate.  Edward was the fifth child, which symbolizes God’s grace, goodness and favor.

A Time To Die….On the afternoon of April 11, 2019; he departed his earthly life as he slipped peacefully away into his eternal rest at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC. It was a bittersweet occasion; bitter to us because we lost our loved one, but sweet because God saw fit to end his suffering.

A Time to Grow….”Elbo” as he was affectionately called by his family and friends, attended the public schools in Darlington County.

A Time to Worship….At an early age he joined Community Baptist Church, Darlington, SC. In later years; he attended Tabernacle Worship Center, Darlington, SC.

A Time To Love…Although, he never had any children of his own, he helped to raise and care for his nieces and nephews with a firm hand.

A Time To Live…..Edward worked in the farming community of Darlington County all of his life.  He was also a great handy man, known for his famous BBQ sauce, if asked he didn’t hesitate to share his recipe or whip up a batch.

While his presence will be missed by us, we do not mourn his death because the wisdom and love he gave will never be forgotten so he will always be with us.

Journey Ends….

A time to weep and a time to rejoice

Edward leaves to cherish his precious memories: 4 sisters: Mrs. Deloris Graham of Dovesville, SC, Mrs. Ernestine Zimmerman of Society Hill, SC, Ms. Dora McCullough and Mrs. Betty W. McCall, both of Darlington, SC; 1 sister-in-law,  Mrs. Eloise Wingate of Darlington, SC; a special niece, Miss Debra Wingate of Darlington, SC; 3 special nephews: Mr. Warren (Willistine) Wingate of New York City, NY, Mr. Lonnie Wingate of Darlington, SC and Elder Calvin (Minister Carrie) Wingate of Hinesville, GA whom all shared the responsibility of being his Caregivers; 13 nieces; 12 nephews, 27 grandnieces; 16 grandnephews; 7 great  grandnieces and nephews, a host of cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by 2 brothers: Mr. Joseph Wingate, Jr. and Mr. Otis Wingate; 4 sisters: Miss Annie Wingate, Mrs. Rebell Robinson, Mrs. Pecola Gattison and Mrs. Sarah Williamson

The family is receiving relatives and friends at the residence of 920 Mineral Springs Road, Darlington. 

Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers. 

 Service Information

Funeral Service
April 17, 2019

11:00 AM
Chapel of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc.
612 South Main Street
Darlington, South Carolina 29532

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