A celebration of life service for Willie Mae Jordan West, of Camden, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel with burial to follow in the
Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery. The West family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM. The family suggests memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Assn., 3223 Sunset Blvd. Ste. 100, West Columbia, SC 29169
Willie Mae Jordan West, 89, died March 21, 2012 in Statesboro, GA where she had been living in an assisted living facility. She was born October 28, 1922 a daughter of the late Arthur and Minnie West Jordan of Kershaw County in South Carolina, but lived many of her years in Camden and Cayce. She was the widow of Clyde W. West, Sr., who died in 1982. Together they owned a farm in the Cassatt area and operated Columbia China Co. in Columbia. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of West Columbia where she was very active including many years of teaching Sunday school. She enjoyed spending time with and caring for her children and Grand-children and had a passion for cooking, which was evident in the wonderful meals that she prepared for her large and extended family. Willie Mae enjoyed traveling and seeing different places, but her favorite time away from home was spent at her most beloved lake house. All who knew her had no doubt how much she loved and held them dear.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. West was preceded in death by her son, Clyde W. West, Jr., her grandson, Jason West and 5 siblings: Peter Lee, Herbert, Gaylord, Jack and Louise. She is survived by her children Carolyn Andrews and her husband Peter of Louisburg, NC, Michael West and his wife Bonnie of Lexington, SC, Doug West and his wife Patty of Cayce, SC, Barbara Polk and her husband Greg of Statesboro, GA, Ricky West of Blythewood, SC, Debra Prince and her husband Scott of Clemmons, NC, her son Clyde Jr.’s widow Mary Ann West of West Columbia; two sisters, Betty Frances Smith of Camden and Helen Moseley and her husband Raymond of Kershaw; along with 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Online condolences may be sent to the West family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.