Geneva Kinard was born on December 11, 1944, in Tigersville, South Carolina, to M. L. Kinard and Minnie Ree Mc Carroll. She attended Greenville County School and Lincoln High School in South Carolina. Geneva continued her formal education at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina and Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Geneva accepted Christ at an early age and aligned herself with the Baptist faith. She was a faithful member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Felix Carter. Geneva was active in her service on the Mother’s Board.
Geneva had a passion for the arts and was a gifted artist herself. She created paintings, to be envied and immensely enjoyed drawing sculptors. She also had a taste for fashion and was known for her stylish, beautiful clothing and hats. Geneva was never seen at church without one of her striking hats.
Geneva was a loving, kind and caring woman, always willing to lend a hand to others. She was nurturing and supportive of those who knew her. She firmly believed in the doctrines of the Lord and one of her most beloved expressions was, “I am blessed and highly favored”.
Preceding Geneva in death were her parents, M. L. and Minnie Kinard; two sisters, Thelma Williams and Marie Williams; one granddaughter, Bre Jeua Kinard; and one great granddaughter, Aniyah Hawkins. Those remaining to cherish her precious memories are her beloved daughter, Kenisha Kinard; siblings, Jessie Mae Graham, Annie Edens, Catherine Robertson, and Ocelia Hutcherson; one aunt, Ruth Kinard; three grandchildren, Daverion Kinard, Kierra Kinard and Anthony Pinchem; one great grandchild, Kaimani Lepolo Muasau; two special friends, Addie Gayles and Edna Bandy; and a host of other relatives and friends.
July 12, 2013 • 11:00 A.M.
Pastor Felix Carter