ALCOLU - Gail Helen Singleton Kennedy, 58, died on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Palmetto Health Baptist hospital, Columbia.
She was born on March 7, 1956, in Manning, a daughter of the late Delbert Harold Sr. and Olivet Galloway Singleton. She received her formal education in the public schools of Clarendon County and was a 1974 graduate of Manning High School. At an early age, Gail accepted Christ as her personal Savior and became a member of Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church. In 1977, she united with the St. Mark Seventh Day Adventist Church. In 2003, she reunited with Green Hill and served faithfully on the senior missionary ministry.
Gail was a former employee of Williams Furniture Co. and Georgia Pacific of Sumter. For several years, she worked with Kimberly Quality Care and Clarendon Community Residential Care Center. She also was employed with the South Carolina Department of Corrections and the Clarendon County Detention Center. She also served as a behavioral management specialist with Willowglen Academy.
Survivors are three brothers, the Rev. Hedrick (Sarah) Galloway Sr. of Columbia, Trent L. (Movita) Singleton of Ladson and the Rev. Delbert H. (Deirdra) Singleton Jr. of Blythewood; two aunts, Jennie M. McFadden and Betty Hall of Baltimore, Maryland; six god sisters; one god brother.
Celebratory services for Mrs. Kennedy will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Green Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1260 Green Hill Church Road, Alcolu, with the Rev. Delbert H. Singleton Jr., pastor, officiating, the Rev. William J. Frierson Sr. presiding and the Rev. Hedrick Galloway Sr., the Rev. Willie J. Duncan and Minister Sylvia Whitaker assisting. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
Mrs. Kennedy will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time.
The family is receiving friends at her residence, 1162 Cardinal Drive, Alcolu.
These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.