A celebration of life for Mrs. Shineida W. Jennings, September 21, 1920-September 19, 1995, Saturday, September 23, 1995, Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, Trenton, South Carolina, Rev. George L. Brightharp, pastor

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JWrs. JSlmmha W. Jennings September 21, 1920 - September 19, 1995
Saturday, Septem ber 23, 1995 Eleven oxlock in the morning
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church Trenton, South Carolina
Rev. George L. Brightharp, Pastor

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Life's race well run, life's work well done, and now rest for Shineida Williams Jennings, who was bom September 21, 1920, in Edgefield County to the late Mr. Joshua and Lucinda Carter Simpkins.
She attended Bettis Academy and was a graduate of Bettis Junior College. She was a retired teacher and teacher's aide in Aiken and Edgefield counties. Mrs. Jennings was a member of Tau Gamma Delta Sorority, Zeta Omega Chapter, and the Bettis Senior Citizens Group.
At an early age she was baptized at Old Macedonia Baptist Church. She later joined Mount Canaan Baptist Church where she served with the Willing Workers and on the Deaconess Board. She was chief of the Usher Board for 35 years.
In September of 1984, she was united in holy matrimony to Rufus Jennings, Sr. To this union was blended a family of her four children and his four children. One daughter pre-deceased her.
Neet lived a consistent Christian life and was loved and respected by all who knew her.
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, Rufus Jennings, Sr. of Graniteville S.C.; four sons--Henry (Annie Ruth) Williams, Jr. and Joshua (Mattie) Williams of Trenton, S.C., Rufus (Lois) Jennings, Jr. of Newark, N.J. and Wendell (Lynne) Jennings of Decatur, Ga.; three daughters--Brenda (Lindsay) Sims of Hephzibah, Ga., Beryl (Michael) Garrett of Trenton, S.C. and Rubena Myers of Rockville Centre, N.Y.; two brothers--Joshua (Carolyn) Simpkins, Jr. of Freeport, N.Y. and Dr. Roosevelt (Alice) Simpkins of Trenton, S.C.; a sister--Thelma S. (Oliver) Lewis of Bronx, N.Y; 18 grandchildren; three (3) great grandchildren; one uncle--Willie W. (Willoughby) Simpkins of Augusta, Ga.; one aunt--Margaret Murray of St. Augustine, Fla.; two Goddaughters--Patricia Knight and Delores McKie; 12 additional sisters-in-law; 9 other brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

(Kje (rfrer of ^erliice
Rev. Limuer Myers, Presiding

Prelude........................................... Mr. Lionel Williams, Organist

Processional

H ym n.......................................... What a Friend We Have in Jesus No. 340

S c r ip tu r e ......................................................Rev. Edward Lloyd Psalms 121

P r a y e r .............................

................ Rev. John Brightharp

S e le c tio n ......................

... M t Canaan Combined Choirs

Expressions

Deaconesses...............

Mrs. Mildred Goodwin, President

Willing Workers........

........ Mrs. Billie Carter, President

Usher Board...............

........ Ms. Shirley Tillman, Chief

Teacher (Bettis Academy)

..................Mrs. Patria Brayboy

Community................

..........Mr. Arthur McKie, Deacon

S o lo .................................

......................Mrs. Jean Mosley

A c k n o w led g m en ts.......

........... Mrs. Dorothy Brightharp

O b itu a r y ........................

..............................Read Silently

The E ulogy...................

............... Rev. G. L. Brightharp

Recessional

In ter m en t.......................

....................... Church Cemetery

Repast

M t Canaan Baptist Church Educational Building

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Deacons
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Tau Gamma Delta Sorority Zeta Omega Chapter
Sflnfer Hearers
D eaconesses and Trustee W ives
A Sure rWay to a [Happy ^Day
Helen Steiner Rice
ZHappiness is something we create in our minds, D t s not something we search fo r and so seldom fin d --
Dt's just waking up and beginning the day % counting our blessings and kneeling to pray--
J t ' s giving up thoughts that breed discontent Sdnd accepting what comes as a "gift heaven-sent"--
D t1s giving up wishing fo r things we have not Sdnd making the best o f whatever we've got--
J t ' s knowing that life is determined fo r us JDnd pursuing our tasks without fret, fu m e or fu ss--
f fo r it's by completing what fjo d gives us to do
, UuU we fin d real contentment and happiness too.
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The family o f the late Shineida W . Jennings acknowledges with heartfelt appreciation, the comforting messages, floral tributes, food, and many acts of kindness and deeds o f sympathy extended to them during their bereavement. May God's blessings be with you.
The Family
Services Entrusted To
Q. . 'brightharp b 5ons ^Mortuary
614 West Avenue; North Augusta, South Carolina 29841 (803) 279-0026

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