On March 14, 2021, during a restful slumber on a Sunday afternoon, God called one of his loyal and faithful servants, Zipher A. Junious home.
Zipher, affectionately known as “Cutie” was born on Monday, November 10, 1924, to the late Dennis and Mary L. Adams-Charles in the Rimini/River Road Community of Clarendon County.
Cutie was a loving wife, mother, grand and great grandmother. She was a self-made caterer and seamstress that served many. Specializing in Catfish & Rice, Hash & Rice, Sweet Potato and Coconut Pies. And how can one not remember her homemade patch quilts.
Having been raised in a Christian home, cutie accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior, at an early age, she joined New Branch U. M. E. Church.
She attended the public schools of Clarendon County.
Cutie was joined in Holy matrimony to the late William “Little Bubba” Junious and to this union they were blessed with five children, two of whom preceded her in death.
Cutie than became a member of the Greater St. Phillip R. M. U. E. Church and faithfully served sixty plus years on the Usher Board and 30 of those years she served as president. She served as a steward assistant leader to class #5, she served on the kitchen committee, missionary department, member of the Gospel and Senior choir and severed as the Mother of Greater St. Phillip R. M. U. E. Church.
Cutie leaves to cherish her fond and loving memories, her loving children, Dorothenia (Edward-Deceased) Smith, Abie (Barbara) Junious and Mary E. (Franklin) Williams, all of Pinewood, SC; two sisters, Florence Dyson of New York City and Mary L. Charles of Brooklyn, NY; one brother-in-law, Esau Junious of Summerton, SC; one sister-in-law, Sue E. Canty of Brooklyn, NY; eight grandchildren, Reverend Ronald Smith of Brooklyn, NY, Shawn (Tiffani) Smith of Tampa, FL; Brian (Mileina) Junious of Monroe, NY, Tyrone (Torrie) Junious of Connecticut, Simone Junious of Queens, NY, Frankie Williams of Atlanta, GA, Tanya Williams and Kenya Williams both of Laura, MD; eleven great-grandchildren, a big brother, Dennis Gibson, she was also known as Big Mama to Mary L. Sparkman and Cokely Clark, a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Special thanks to the Lake Marion Nursing Facility along with Meka, Jasmine and Iesha. Cutie was a loving and caring individual with a strong faith. She will be cherished by many.
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