Estelle Counts, daughter of the late Jessie and Hattie (Peay), was born on April 14, 1930 and grew up in Elgin (Blaney), South Carolina. She was one of 8 children that included Annie, Margaret, Jessie, Robert, Sadie, Lottie and Elsie.
She was educated at the Johnson School in the Kershaw County School System and was later employed at Fruit-of-the-Loom.
Estelle was immensely devoted to serving her church and her community in body, mind, spirit, and financially. She was a devout Christian who loved the Lord and thought nothing of sacrificing her time and resources in service to others.
As a faithful member of Mount Sinai A.M.E. Church, she enjoyed many roles, especially as a member of the Hospitality and Kitchen Ministry and the Senior Choir. Each year, the Senior Choir would hold an annual anniversary fundraiser where donations are raised to help improve the church building.
Estelle had a generous heart and her appreciation for others was manifested through her love for cooking. As a benevolent baker and President of the Kitchen Ministry, Estelle and her team would prepare the food for numerous events that were held at Mt. Sinai. During the times when she could not prepare the food for the church, she had it catered. Estelle was known and appreciated by her family members and friends for her signature pound cake, with a hint of lemon!
Estelle was predeceased by her parents; her sisters Elsie, Annie, Sadie, and Lottie; and her brothers, Robert and Jessie.
She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life, one sister, Margaret; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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