Sister Annie Lee Evans Ings was born on May 5, 1927 in Darlington County. She was the loving daughter of Fred and Juanita Alford Evans, Sr. She received her education in the public schools in the area and was a Butler High School graduate with the class of 1945. Sister Ings was a devoted and skilled employee with Hartsville Jr. High School, MafCo and Morrel Nursing Center for over 40 years until retiring.
Sister Ings was a dedicated member of New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church and such church auxiliaries as the Flower Ladies Club, Pastor’s Aid, Nursing Staff, Kitchen Committee, Senior Missionary Society, Homebound, Food Bank, Gospel Choir and Founding member of 100 ladies in white. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star # 233 and Joint Stock Lodge #726.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Clarence (Chanelle) Ings, Jr. of Darlington, SC, Roger (Willie Mae) Ings of Society Hill, SC; One son-in-law, Kenneth Stoute of Maryland;
Siblings, Fannie Bonaparte of Charlotte, NC and Robert Evans of Hartsville, SC; Juanita Lewis reared as her own of Hartsville, SC, God-child, Flora Mae Smith of Washington, DC; Ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, special friends, and other close relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents Fred Evans, Sr. and Juanita Alford Evans, Her husband, Clarence Ings, Sr., One daughter, Cora Stoute and five siblings, Marion Bishop, Eula Thompson, Fred Evans, Jr., Harmon Evans and Willie Evans, Sr.