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Alice May Johnson Kinsey, 85, of Summerville, SC, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at her residence.

Funeral Services will be Saturday afternoon, September 16, 2017 at 1 o’clock in Bethany United Methodist Church, Spell Chapel. Burial will follow in Summerville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the time of the service at the church. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials in Alice’s name may be made to the Bethany UMC Spell Chapel Fund, 118 W. 3rd South St, Summerville, SC 29483, or Meals on Wheels, PO Box 592, Summerville, SC 29484.

Alice May Johnson Kinsey was born April 4, 1932 in Elkland, PA, a daughter of Walter Leroy Johnson and Cora Leona Beard Johnson. At the age of 7, Alice and family moved to South Carolina, settling in Summerville in 1946. Alice graduated from Summerville High School in 1951 and married her sweetheart David in 1954. She worked at Guerins Drug Store and later Coastal Butane until her third child was born in 1959. With “three under the age of three,” Alice became a devoted and proud full-time mother and housewife. Widowed at the young age of 52 and with no children left at home, Alice re-devoted herself to volunteering at her church, Bethany United Methodist Church, and she dedicated 29 years of volunteer service with Meals on Wheels of Summerville. Alice was a long-time member of the Spiritual Growth Sunday School Class at Bethany where she will be remembered for her extensive knowledge of the Holy Bible. Alice loved her home of 58 years, her service to others and her many friendships, but her deepest loves were her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two of her three children, James Lee Kinsey (June) of Indialantic, FL and Donna Kinsey Bowen (Claude) of Summerville; daughter-in-law, Dene Mitchum Kinsey of Mount Pleasant; 7 grandchildren, Ryan Gorsuch (Trina), Erika Gorsuch Grasso (Michael), Sarah Kinsey, David Bowen, Kelsey Bowen Hill (Chris), Alyssa Kinsey and Jacob Kinsey; 4 great-grandchildren, Luke, Ava Mei, Cora and Kinsey; brother, Frank Lee Johnson (Pat) of Atlanta, GA; sister, Linda Johnson O’Neal (Erwin) of Hatteras, NC; numerous nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her parents, her husband James David Kinsey, Jr., her son Roy Keith Kinsey, and her sister and brother-in-law Catherine Johnson Murray and James Russell Murray.

Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.