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Deaconess Wilhelmenia Tucker Castor

September 27, 1933 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 83)

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July 8, 2017

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
July 9, 2017

2:00 PM
New Light Beulah Baptist Church
1300 Congaree Road
Hopkins, SC 29061

Interment following funeral service
July 9, 2017

New Light Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery
1330 Congaree Road
Hopkins, SC 29061

Deaconess Wilhelmenia Tucker Castor was born September 27, 1933 in Hopkins, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late William and Georgia Ann Tucker. She answered the Lord’s call to come Home on July 2, 2017 at the PruittHealth Nursing One facility.

She was a faithful, active member of New Light Beulah Baptist Church until her health declined, serving for more than 50 years. During that time, Sister Castor served as a Deaconess, an Usher, as a past president of the Church Aide, on the Daughters of Mission for 19 years, sang on the Jubilee Choir, was a Sunday School worker, worked with the Baptist Training Union, the Nursing Home Ministry and the Meals-on-Wheels programs.

She was predeceased by two husbands, Mr. Jesper Gilmore, Sr. and Deacon John Castor, Jr., both of whom she loved dearly and was very devoted.

Wilhelmenia’s mission in life was to serve others; to love the Lord; to always do right in life; and to live by the things her mother taught her.

She leaves in the hands of the Lord, her family: a daughter, Doris (Ken) McAfee of Hilton Head, South Carolina; her sons, Reverend Jesper Gilmore, Jr. and Rorlanda Gilmore, both of Columbia, South Carolina; 11 stepchildren of the Castor family; her sister, Theresa Webber; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and other loving relatives and dear friends.

Along with her parents, those gone before Wilhelmenia include three children: Minnie Lee Tucker, Nathaniel Gilmore and Larry Douglas Tucker.

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