On Thursday, February 28th, Marguerite Gaskin entered into eternal rest after a long and difficult struggle with Alzheimer’s. Those who truly knew Marguerite, were blessed by her love and caring.
She was born Marguerite Carmen Windham in Bennettsville, South Carolina on September 19th, 1920 to Grover C. and Lucille Windham. She was one of three siblings. She grew up in Sumter, South Carolina and graduated from Sumter High School. She married Joseph Burwell (Joby) Gaskin Jr. of Camden, where she spent most of her remaining life. Joby and Marguerite lived a long and Wonderful life in Camden, where they had many friends and acquaintances.
No matter what Marguerite did throughout her life, she made it very special, whether it was being a mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt or friend. Her humor, kindness and generosity made her a constant joy to be around. She enjoyed playing with her friends in her local Bridge group, and loved the game so much she achieved the level of Bridge Life Master. She worked many jobs around Camden and Kershaw County during her life as an office secretary and teacher’s aide. These ranged from Bowen Lumber Company to Camden Concrete and Lugoff Elementary School. Her greatest joy was working with young children. She was a children’s Sunday school teacher for many years at Lakeview Baptist Church.
She was preceded in Death by her husband of sixty-two years, and siblings Roy Windham and Sara (Beebe) Cummings. She is survived by her two sons, Robert W. Gaskin with wife Sarah Deale of Beloit Wisconsin and Joseph (Joey) B. Gaskin III, with wife Sandra Skinner of Greenville, South Carolina. Both Robert and Joey are retired Air Force Colonels. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Jennifer Gaskin, Tonia Squires, Rebecca Webb, and Sarah McKinney, and eleven great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. While she loved her family and friends dearly, the light of her life were her four granddaughters, whose loving name for her was “Mawee.”
She and Joby will be interred together in the Gaskin plot at Quaker cemetery, at 1PM, April 9th 2016. There will be a celebration of her life by her close family. If you knew Marguerite and would like to attend and offer condolences to her family, please feel welcome join them. Donations may be given in lieu of flowers to the Lakeview Baptist Church.