384 S. Church Street, Lake City, South Carolina 29560
Mrs. Kiziah Epps Spates
Sunset: March 12, 2022
Mrs. Kiziah Epps Spates, daughter of the late Daniel Epps and Lizzie Knowlin Epps was born in Williamsburg County on August 3, 1937 God in his infinite wisdom summoned home the soul of Mrs. Kiziah Epps Spates to use her in His heavenly choir on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the home of her sister Lula Mae Spates.
Kiziah attended the public schools of Williamsburg County. At an early age, she joined Hickory Grove AME Church of Hebron, SC. Later she joined Mt. Beulah United Methodist Church of Lake City, SC. She later became a member of True Word of Faith Worship Center of Cades, SC where she stayed a faithful member until her death. Kiziah worked many years for at Wentworth Manufacturer, Baxter Laboratory, and Cades-Hebron Elementary upon retiring.
Kiziah was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Bob Shelly Spates, to this union one child was born, Ms. Shelly Ann Spates, both who preceded her in death. Also two sisters Ruby McNeil and Eva Jane Burt preceded her to death.
Those left to cherish her loving memories are her siblings, four sisters: Lula Mae Spates and Bessie Lee Wallace, both of Lake City, SC, Francis Chavis of Apex, NC and Annie Funchess of Jersey City, NJ; three brother: Daniel (Olivia) Epps Jr. of Fuguary-Varina, NC, Willie David (Glenda) Epps of Holy Spings, NC and Curtis (Mary) Epps of Holy Springs, NC; one uncle: Bishop Henry Epps Sr of Kingstree, SC; sister-in-law: Mary Frances Spates of Cades, SC; one special niece and caregiver: Judy McFadden; two special God Daughters: Melissa Renee McFadden and Amanda Nache Spates, all of Lake City, SC; a friend cherish as a daughter: Pattie Wilson of Florence, SC; special nephews: Tommy (Laura) Spates, Danny Spates, and Michael Spates, all of Lake City, SC; God-sons: Mark (Cambia, fiancee) Owens of Spartanburg, SC, Cameron Spates, and Damion L. Spates, both of Lake City, SC, Richard Kevin Chatam of Lake City, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
A special thanks to Agape Care, along with the staff of Stead Hospice, and Dr. Mims along with the staff of MUSC of Lake City, SC.