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Mother Minnie Lee Blathers George

June 8, 1923 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old
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Mother Minnie Lee Blathers George Obituary

It is with profound sorrow that the management and staff of Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc. and members of the Blathers and George families announce the peaceful transition of Mother Minnie Lee Blathers George of Darlington, SC. Mother George exchanged time for eternity on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 in a Florence medical center following an illness. 

Celebration of a life well lived will be 1:00pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Savannah Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. 

Life’s Reflections

    “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteousness judge, shall give at that day: and not to me only, but unto them also that love his appearing.”                                                        2nd Timothy 4:7-8 KJV.

    Mrs. Minnie Lee Blathers George was born Lamar, SC (EnochHill, Cypress Community) on June 8, 1923, a daughter of the late Rosa Blathers and Jessie Alford. She entered into her eternal rest on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, SC.

    She received her education in the Lee County Public Schools. At an early age, she excepted Christ as her personal Savior and joined Sandy Grove United Methodist Church. After marriage, she joined Savannah Grove A.M.E. Church. She faithfully served on the Fannie Fox Missionary Society, Senior Choir and Stewardess Board until her health declined. She loved her church dearly and considered all the members to be her children. She is highly honored to be the mother of Savannah Grove. She never had a Pastor that she could not form a relationship. That relationship remain in place throughout her life.

    Mrs. Minnie Lee was joined in holy matrimony to Alton George, Sr. on November 23, 1939, and were married for 62 years when he passed. This union was blessed with 13 children. God allowed her to see 5 generations. 

    She lived most of her adult life in Windham town and NewmanSwamp Communities. In 2013 due to declining health, she moved to Florence and later to Darlington in 2016. She knew the true meaningof servanthood, as demonstrated by nurturing her children, grandchildren, great grand and all children that were left in her care. Caring for the sick and consoling the bereaved. She loved bakingcakes, pies, gardening, fishing, and working on the farm. Working with numbers was one of her greatest and unique attributes. 

    Mrs. Minnie Lee had an impressive memory and up to the age of 100 years, she could still recite stories of her childhood, as manyother events that she knew. She always wishes the best for everyone and considered it important to remember birthdays and phone numbers. 

    Mrs. Minnie Lee was a God-fearing woman who preserved and was loyal, courageous, peaceful, hardworking, resilience, and faith. She taught many life lessons, not only to her family, but to everyone she encountered. She enjoyed a good laugh, good TV (Westerns, Columbo, Wheel of fortune & Jeopardy were her favorites) She was the proud matriarch of her family. Having her family gathering around was her greatest joy.

    Survivors left to cherish fond memories: children: Virginia (Allen) Prince Bacote of Darlington, SC, Dr. Mary Timmons ofFlorence, SC, Wesley George, Ronnie George, both of Lamar, SC and Alton George, Jr. of Newport News, VA; daughters-in-law,Alberta George and Edell George of Lamar, SC; grandchildren: Christopher (Angela) Dargan, Bertha (Lamont) Pollard both ofPittsburgh CA, Shirley (Calvin) Pringle, Timothy Dargan, DiedricMcCullough, Yolondis (William) Peoples all of Lamar, SC, Sonya Prince, Keidra (Kennth) Prince of Darlington, SC, Chandra Gravesof Winston Salem, NC, Erica (Eric) Jones, Columbia, SC, Michael George, Donte George, Ronnette George, Tyshawn George all of Timmonsville, SC, Domonique George, Carol George both of Newport News, VA, Rondre Rogers of Waterbury, CT, Ashley Wilson of Charlotte, NC; 22 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren; host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; special cousin-in-law, Ethel (Dawte) Bess.

    Mrs. Minnie Lee was preceded in death, in addition to her mother and father, husband Alton George Sr, Children: Berthena George Dargan, Queen Ester George, Ulysees George, Mae WillisGeorge, Franklin George, Thomas George, Woodrow George,Anthony George, Elandus Prince (grandson); Siblings, MillistBlathers, Gussie Blathers, Wiley Blathers, Martha Blathers Huggins, Jessie Blathers, Mamie Blathers Thomas Carroway, Rose Lee Blathers Hines, Doc Blathers, Wesley Blathers, Luther Blathers, Theo Blathers, Ellenor Alford-Pickett, Alberta Alford-Mack, Mary Jane Alford-Slater, Bessie B. Alford, Beulah Mae Alford-Frierson, Aaron Alford Sr., Walter Thomas Alford, Willie Moses Alford, Jessie Leroy Alford and Henry James Alford.

Visitation for relative and friends will be held at the residence of a daughter, Virginia Prince, 938 High Hill Road, Darlington. 

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Celebration of Life
March 13, 2024

1:00 PM
Savannah Grove African Methodist Episcopal Church
1401 Andrew Mills Road
Lamar, SC 29069

Interment following funeral service
March 13, 2024

Savannah Grove AME Church


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