Today with heavy hearts we come to celebrate the Matriarch of our family. To Praise God for the life she lived and to honor her legacy. On Sunday, September 1, 2019 our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend, Sister Janie Kinley, affectionately called “Mother” took the master’s hand and quietly slipped away to be with the Lord. Janie was born in Darlington County on August 31, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Rosa Wearing Admill and the late Ezekiel Scott. She was the eleventh born child of thirteen Siblings. Roosevelt, Ernest, George, Harry, James, David, Mary, Virginia, Mildred, Willie, Sam, and Alexander all who preceded her in death. She received her formal education at Rosenwald Schools in Society Hill.
At a young age Janie met and was united in Holy Matrimony to the late James Kinley Sr. for 36 years and unto this union nine children were born. A daughter Thelma Kinley and Son Ronnie Kinley Sr. preceded her in death. Janie was a true woman of God who knew and loved the Lord. She proudly worked as a stay at home mom to care for her Husband, Children, and Grand Children. She enjoyed baking, sewing, decorating, and preparing delicious meals for her family and close friends. Her greatest joy was gardening and up until her health declined, she could be seen happily tending to her plants and flowers. A task that earned her the name “Do a Little Something,” given to her by her neighbors.
At an early age she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and joined Bethesda Baptist Church where she was a lifelong member and one of the Mothers of the church. She served as a member of the Senior Missionary Society and The What I Can Club. She was also a member of Triumph Chapter #128 Order of the Eastern Stars for 44 years. Janie possessed a sweet disposition, a generous spirit, and a pleasant personality. She was kindhearted and loving. Always ready to open her heart and her home to anyone in need. She led a full and complete life and welcomed the rest from her earthly labors as she peacefully transitioned to her home on high. The biblical upbringing, religious teachings, words of wisdom and inspiration, and the love and guidance she has shown to her Children and Grand Children will forever be instilled in our hearts. She will be missed tremendously by her family and so many others whose lives she touched.
Those who are left to forever cherish her memory are her seven children. Daughters, Dorothy (Connell) Delaine, Jacqueline Jett, Wilma Kinley, and Jenelle (Larry) Davis all of Society Hill, SC and Joan Kinley of Wallace, SC. Sons, James Kinley Jr. of the home and Michael (Sadie ) Kinley of Darlington, SC. Thirteen Grand Children, Charles (Vanette) Dickey Jr., Dwayne Kinley, Timothy Douglas, Lakia Eaddy, Shaniqua Mack, Marshae Rollack, Verlarri Kinley, Ronnie Kinley Jr., Shonaca Kollock, Charles Cook Jr., Rodney (Candace) Smith, Michael Smith, and Jada Kinley. Two Grandsons, Damien and Damaal Cook preceded her in death. She also leaves Twenty—Two Great Grand Children and Four Great Great Grand Children. Two Brother-in-Laws, Odell Sims, Orangeburg, SC and Jacob (Barbara) Jenkins, Amityville, NY. Numerous Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, God Children and Friends.
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