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Mrs. Alice Weeks Genwright was born in Mullins, South Carolina. She was one of five children born to the late Joseph and Nettie Pugh Weeks. She was predeceased in death by her husband, a son, one of four sisters, a half-brother and a half-sister.
Alice attended Palmetto High School in Mullins, South Carolina. She was employed at So Pak Co, Springs Mills and Kunja Knitting Factories while in good health. She later returned home and became a house wife providing home cook meals for her children every day before school and after school. She would have a meal prepared for her husband every day at noon when he came home for lunch. Alice would feed anyone in the community that needed or wanted a meal. Alice was a mother figure to so many of the community kids. In her relaxing time, she enjoyed reading the bible, making floral arrangements, crocheting, cooking cakes and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Alice knew the importance of faith as a foundation for her life. Alice grew up in a family guided by faith. She was very active in her home church of Everbee Baptist Church in Mullins, South Carolina, singing in the choir and serving on the Pastor's Aid Committee and the Missionary Board. The Sundays that she was not at her church, you could find her at Bethel Word Church in Mullins, South Carolina enjoying service with her son and daughter.
At an early age, her parents, Joe and Nettie set her and her four sisters on the musical path singing gospel. They are known as The Weeks Sisters. They recorded songs such as "Help Me Lift Jesus", "Down by The Riverside", "Don't Drive Your Mother Away" and many more. The Weeks Sisters were presented with the Key to the City of Mullins, SC in 2018 by Mayor William “Bo” McMIllan.
She was so special in the hearts and eyes of her children and their spouses that they all decided to name their daughters after their grandmother by beginning their first or middle name with the letter “A”.
Alice Weeks Genwright (affectionately called, "Grandma" and "Gimma"), was predeceased by her loving husband of 33 years, Liston Dwight Genwright, who died in 1997, her youngest son, Ray Lester Genwright, who died in 1998, her youngest sister, Bessie Weeks Orgain, her half-sister, Deloris Ripley and her half-brother, Reverend Irvin Wilson.
She leaves to celebrate her life, her loving children: Joe Nathan (Janice) Weeks, Ronette Genwright, Nettie (Luke) Eaddy and Melissa (DiMarco) Montgomery; grandchildren: Clarissa Cooper, Brian (Francina) Weeks, Alicia (Akeem) Evans, Anita Genwright, Ashley (Cortney) Davis, Alivia Gilchrist, Sara Eaddy, TiNazia Montgomery and Kensey Eaddy; great grandchildren: Johnny, TyKeem, Brooke, Gabrielle, Faith, Colin, Amir, Cadence, Ashton and Corey; siblings: Nancy Hamilton, Gladys Reaves, Mary Ann Curry, Derrick Weeks, Daniel Weeks and Ernest Ronnie Weeks; stepmother: Gusann Weeks; sisters-in-law: Ida Bell Lowery, Fannie Raeford, Frances Martin, Agnes Genwright and Mary Alice Genwright. A special granddaughter, Julia Godbolt, special friend, Shirley Billings and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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