GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Mary Waits, age 76, of Graniteville, S.C., loving wife of William Waits, Sr. and daughter of the late Raymond R. Smith and the late Mattie West Smith, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Washington, Arkansas on September 20, 1939. She was retired from Owens-Corning Fiberglas in Aiken, S.C. She was a member of Breezy Hill Baptist Church in Graniteville, S.C. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Billy Lunsford of North Augusta, Mitchel Lunsford,Sr. of Barnwell, William (Christina) Waits, Jr. of Aiken; stepchildren, Teresa Altman of Lexington and Lawrence Waits of Louisiana; a sister, Emily Proctor of Lockesburg, Arkansas; grandchildren, Mitchel (Sylvia) Lunsford, Jr., Mary Ann Lunsford, Halee Lunsford, Billie Joe (Freddie) Lunsford and Benjamin Waits; great-grandchildren, Raylee Paschal, Malachi Lunsford, Michaela Lunsford, Micah Lunsford, Sarah Clifford, Steven Clifford, Robert Hilliard and Krystal Hilliard and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Lunsford. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She shall be greatly missed by her family and all whose lives she touched during her lifetime on earth. There is a consolation in knowing that death is not the end. She has just made that great transition to her new Heavenly home. Earth's loss is Heaven's gain. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening, April 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A service, celebrating her life, will be held at Breezy Hill Baptist Church in Graniteville on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:30 PM with Chaplain Dexter Lambert officiating. The interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. The Pallbearers will be Rodney Smith, Mitchel Lunsford, Sr., Mitchel Lunsford, Jr., Ryan Mathis, Jerry Allen, Jr. and Richard D'Amico. Napier Funeral Home, Inc., 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C. 29829 is in charge of the funeral arrangements. You can visit the online guest register at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com
Napier Funeral Home
315 Main St.
Graniteville, SC 29829
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Apr. 28, 2016