Mary English Wingate was born on August 31, 1941 in Hartsville, South Carolina, a daughter of the late Nancy English and Isaiah Terry. She was educated in the public schools of Darlington County. Mary attended Butler Elementary and Butler High School. Mary was a member of the Second Baptist Church where she was saved and baptized. She worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Bowen for a brief while an also for Saleeby Center for 28 years until her retirement in 2002
. Surviving to cherish the memory and carry on the legacy of Mary English Wingate is her daughter Kimberly (Eric) Green of Hartsville, SC; Brothers, Ronnie (Christine) English of Society Hill, SC and John Terry of Buffalo, NY; One sister, Louetta (Donald) Howard of Buffalo, NY; Two grandchildren, Shakeria Hunter of Greenville, SC and Keonna Green of Hartsville, SC; Four great grandchildren, Kynadi Breland and Karrington Hunter both of Greenville, SC and KeMoni Roberts and Karter Toney both of Hartsville, SC One sister-in-law, Rolenia (James) Patterson of Darlington, SC; One brother-in-law, Albert (Martha) Wingate of Florence, SC and a host of her very close and loving relatives and very dear friends. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Wilbert Wingate and one son, Kenneth Allen Wingate.