COLUMBIA - Nancy Ouida Tompkins Hinson, 94, widow of Edgar Julian Hinson Jr., died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Agape Senior Care in West Columbia.
Mrs. Hinson was born Oct. 27, 1918, at Willowanna Lodge in Abney, a community outside of Kershaw. She was the only child of Robert Kirkley Tompkins and Marie Willingham Tompkins.
She graduated from Limestone College in 1939 and was a member of Chi Delta Phi Sorority. Professionally, Mrs. Hinson taught public school music and private piano lessons. She was also a church musician serving as organist and choir director at Church of Our Savior Episcopal Church in Rock Hill, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fort Mill and Christ Episcopal Church in Lancaster. Active in other leadership roles in the church, she was a past president of the Episcopal Women of the Church for the Upper Diocese of South Carolina and was a delegate to the national convention for the Episcopal Church. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Columbia at the time of her death.
Mrs. Hinson is survived by her daughters, Ann Hinson of Indianapolis, Rebecca Hinson Lever and her husband, Thomas Edward Lever Sr. and their son, Thomas Edward Lever Jr. of Greenville and their daughter, Katherine Tompkins Lever of New York; and Robin Hinson Driggers and her husband, George Thomas "Dick" Driggers Jr., of Columbia.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Agape Senior Care and Agape Hospice for the personal attention, love and gentle care given to Mrs. Hinson for the last year and a half.
The family will receive friends at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Driggers, 15 Oakman Court East, Columbia, from 4 to 7 p.m. today, April 26,The funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat St., Columbia, with interment immediately following in the church columbarium. The family will also receive friends at the church immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, 2827 Wheat St., Columbia, SC 29205 or Agape Senior Care, 300 Agape Drive, W. Columbia, SC 29169.
Memories and condolences may be added to the online guestbook at www.shivesfuneralhome.com.