Olympia Geraldine Singletary Dinkins, 92, was born on Feb. 24, 1925, in Mayesville, to the late Phenie and Brantley Viola Wactor Singletary. She departed this life on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
She joined the church at an early age, where she served as a faithful church musician until her health failed. Geraldine retired after more than 32 years of teaching elementary school in Sumter and Lee Counties. She entered into holy matrimony with the late George Arnette Dinkins Sr. and to this union four sons were born.
She leaves to cherish her memory: a son and caretaker, Dayle Dinkins; five granddaughters, Angela Dinkins-Smith (Scottie), Michele Dinkins, LaQuana Dinkins-James, Yasha Cowan and Ashley Baker; a dear daughter-in-law, Barbara G. Dinkins; a special cousin and niece, Gwen China; a host of great-grandchildren, family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Sgt. 1st Class George Arnett Dinkins Jr., Gerald Madison Dinkins and Bruce Everett Dinkins.
Public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Job's Mortuary.
Mrs. Dinkins will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. on Saturday for viewing until the hour of service.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday at Union Station AME Church, 945 S. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150, with Dr. Philip Flowers officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends at the home, 509 S. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150.
Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.
Online memorials may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on the web at www.jobsmortuary.net.