Wilhelmina "Billie" M. Shinta
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SPARTANBURG, SC-- Wilhelmina Mallard Shinta, 82, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at her home. Born June 26, 1931 in Charleston, S.C., she was the daughter of the late James Alonzo and Sadie Louise Schriver Mallard.
A graduate of Spartanburg General Hospital School of Nursing, Mrs. Shinta was a devoted nurse. She retired from nursing having served at Spartanburg Regional and Mary Black Hospitals. She loved her flower garden, birds, genealogy, and Civil War history. She had a thirst for knowledge and a love for life!
Survivors include her children, Anthony D. "Tony" Shinta (Pamela) of Lyman, S.C., Richard Neal Shinta (Ninamarie) of Laurens, S.C., and Joseph M. Shinta (Dana) of Boiling Springs, S.C.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Mallard of Charleston, S.C.; and a large number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters.
A graveside service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Road, Spartanburg, by the Rev. Andy Case. Visitation will follow at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to John de la Howe School "S.C.'s Home for Children," 192 Gettys Road, McCormick, S.C. 29835.
An online guest register is available at: www.floydmortuary.com
Floyd's North Church Street Chapel
The J. F. Floyd Mortuary, Crematory & Cemeteries
235 North Church Street Spartanburg, SC 29306
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2014