Barbara Ann James China, 63, died Monday, January 11, 2010 at Tuomey Health Care System, Sumter.
Born November 29, 1946, in Williamsburg County, the first of six children to Teaster James McFadden and reared by a step-father Carl McFadden, Sr. and formerly married to the late Lawson China, Jr. of which three children were born.
On September 4, 1999, she was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses where she served faithfully to her death.
She attended Lincoln High School and later received an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Central Carolina Technical College, formerly known as Sumter Area Technical Center. She retired as a medical aide from Sumter Retirement Home. Among the many things that brought joy to her life was talking about Jehovah, fishing, reading and crocheting. She had a very deep love for family and friends.
Survivors left to cherish her memories besides her mother are a son, Nathan (Selena) China; a daughter, Vickie China (Christopher) Green, both of Sumter; seven grandchildren, Desmond L. Green, Christopher A. Green, Marquis O. Richburg, and Kristina L. Richburg, of Sumter, and Selandria China, Senatra China and Natron China of Manning; three brothers, Willie (Betty) McFadden of Charleston, William (Helen) Mouzon of Greenville, and Levern McFadden of Charlotte, NC; a aunt, Margaret Hunter of New York, NY; a host of relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elinor China; two brothers, Carl McFadden, Jr., and Leon McFadden.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Saturday, January 16, 2010 from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses – West Congregation, 100 Lynam Road, Sumter with Brother David Walker, officiating, eulogist, assisted by Brother Wilbur Dyer.
The family will received friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Christopher and Vickie China Green, 833 Club Lane, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 1:00 p. m.
The funeral procession will leave from the home of her daughter and son-in-law at 1:30 p. m.
Flowers Bearers will be friends and family.
Pall Bearers will be nephews, friends and family.
Burial will be in the Hillside Memorial Park, Sumter.