Humbly, We announce the passing of Mrs. Louise Huggins, 83, of Walterboro SC. Her memory will forever be cherished by family and those who loved and knew her.
Graveside Services for Mrs. Huggins are scheduled for Saturday: April 25, 2020 at 12:00 P.M.: Evergreen Memorial gardens.
The Huggins family sincerely thank each of you in advance for all expressions of love and sympathy shown to them during their time of bereavement.
Louise (Sister) Huggins was born August 24, 1936. She was preceded in death by both her parents, John Gadsden and Sadie Bailey.
She attended South Carolina public school in Colleton County. She moved to New York City where she attended school and became a licensed hairstylist. It was there that she met and married Walter I. Huggins (deceased) on November 29, 1959. She gave birth to seven children Janis Jackson Land (deceased), Calvin Bailey, Deborah Booker, Yvette Cunningham, Cecelia Huggins, Walter Huggins Jr, and Emanuel Huggins. She moved back to her home state of South Carolina in 1979, where she continued to work in her chosen profession. It was during this time that she dedicated her life to God and began her walk with the Lord.
She started a prison ministry in Colleton County, which was one of her greatest joys. She would go every Wednesday to the local jail and share God’s message of love and hope to the prisoners. With the permission of the local sheriff, she was able to prepare homecooked Thanksgiving dinners to feed the prisoners in jail. For years she cooked two Thanksgiving meals: one for the prisoners and one for her family. She also spent countless Christmas Eves, year after year, gathering her children, grandchildren, friends, and church family to help fill Christmas bags of fruits, candies and goodies to bring to the local jails in Walterboro and Georgetown on Christmas morning.
Louise was the center of her family unit and she was the number one reason the family from near and far would come together during the holidays and special occasions. She was known for making the best potato salad in the state of South Carolina. She had a heart of gold and did not hesitate to help a friend or stranger in need. She also led a nursing home ministry and through this ministry she was able to share the light of a living God to those who were not able to attend religious services. She was a member of the Pillar of Truth church which she loved attending with her best friend, Peggy DeLee, as it gave her the opportunity to worship with fellow believers.
She leaves behind to mourn her passing, her children, a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, a brother Samuel Gadsden, sisters Helen Norris, Rosa Mae Crawford, Virginia Lightly, Emma Brookes, Julian Brown, Julia Milligan, Mary Ann Smalls, a host of nieces, nephews and community of friends.
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