Wanda Gilchrist Backus
1969 - 2021
BORN
1969
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc
534 Maxwell Ave
Greenwood, SC
Ms. Wanda Gilchrist Backus, 52, departed this life on Friday, October 08, 2021. She was born and raised in Greenwood, SC, on August 8, 1969. She was a Graduate of Greenwood High School Class of 1987 and received two degrees from Piedmont Technical College in Surgical Technician and Radiology. Later she relocated to Charleston, SC where she worked for 23 years at Roper St. Francis Hospital.

She leaves to cherish her memories, her mother Mary (Dora) Gilchrist of Greenwood, SC; her father, Willie Rapp of Greenwood, SC; one daughter, Kenya N. Backus formerly of Greenwood, SC, and one granddaughter, Zhaire Brown both residing in Charleston, SC; her loving aunt Betty Brown; a loving companion Keith Mitchell of Charleston, SC; a best friend and Ex-husband Larry (Kasaan) Backus; a best friend Allison Jones and Bert Gilliam both of Greenwood, SC; and a host of aunts, friends, and cousins that loved her like a sister.

Graveside Services will be 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at The Evening Star Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1-6 p.m. on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Robinson and Son Mortuary, Inc. Please be mindful and practice social distancing and wear a mask. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected] Arrangements are being handled by Robinson and Son Mortuary Inc.

Published by The Index-Journal from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
15
Viewing
1:00p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc
534 Maxwell Ave, Greenwood, SC
Oct
16
Graveside service
1:00p.m.
The Evening Star Cemetery
SC
Funeral services provided by:
Robinson & Son Mortuary Inc
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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Rest well my friend, my classmate.
Kimberly Hackett Murphy
Friend
October 15, 2021
To my dear friend Mary, my heart is saddened to hear of this news about Wanda! Praying for you and your family to have strength for the coming days! I believe that Wanda is at peace
Robert/Almeta Keller
October 14, 2021
So sad to learn of Wanda's passing. I send condolences to Wanda's family & dear friends. Remembering fondly working with Wanda at Roper West Asley Surgery Center & St. Francis O.R. Rest in peace, dear Wanda.
Janet D'Agostino
October 14, 2021
WANDA, I KNOW WE DIDN'T SEE EACH OTHER MUCH, OR TALK TO EACH OTHER LIKE WE USED TOO, BUT WE DID LOVE EACH OTHER. I ALWAYS HAD A PLACE TO STAY WHEN I VISITED CHARLESTON FILLED WITH LOVE AND SENSE OF HOME! REST IN PEACE, MY COUSIN I LOVE YOU...
KIM RAPP SHEPARD
Family
October 14, 2021
I will miss you Nina bug, u didn’t like that name but I will always remember you by that name. You were so loving and caring like a big sister! Love you Rest well my dear cousin!
Cemetris L Hampton
Family
October 14, 2021
Prayers for the family. I'm so heartbroken for my classmate.
Carl Wright
Classmate
October 14, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Sending our heartfelt condolences and prayers to Wanda’s mother Mary, daughter Kenya, granddaughter and the entire family.
Betty Jean, David, T’Keyah & T’Mara Gilchrist
Family
October 14, 2021
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