Jeanette Ward Aiken FLORENCE Jeanette Ward Aiken died Monday, November 27, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Born on August 17, 1937, in Anderson, SC, Jeanette lived at Connie Maxwell Childrens' Home in Greenwood, SC, for several years with her sister, Faye. While living in Greenwood, she attended Lander College. Jeanette moved to Florence, SC and worked at Aiken & Company, where she met her future husband, Sandy Aiken. They were married on April 3, 1958, and in 2018 would have been married 60 years. In addition to her husband, Sandy, she is survived by her devoted children, Lisa Aiken of Columbia, SC, and Sanders Aiken of Myrtle Beach, SC; beloved sister, Faye Newby, her husband Gary and daughter Katrina of Pooler, GA; brothers-in-law, Tommy Aiken and his wife Harriet of Florence, and Stephen Aiken and his wife Lyn of Murrells Inlet, SC; and many nieces. Jeanette was an active member of Central United Methodist Church. She was an avid gardener and spent many hours in her yard. She was a member of the Bay Blossom Garden Club and The Town Club. She was a Mary Kay Cosmetics representative for many years, and became a Senior Director. She made many friends during her years with Mary Kay. Jeanette was a loving mother and wife, and treasured her family. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Central United Methodist Church, with family visitation one hour prior to the service in the Church Commons Area. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, directed by Waters-Powell Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 87, Florence, SC 29503; or to McLeod Foundation, P. O. Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502.
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