Mrs. Willie Mae Gibbs Cusack was born on October 30, 1933 to the late Alice B. Haynes and the late John Henry (Sarah) Gibbs . On Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Honorage Nursing Center she heard the Master’s call and entered into eternal rest.
She attended the Public Schools of Florence County after which she dedicated her life to nurturing children plus compassionate care of the elderly. For a number of years she was a Med Technician and Certified Nursing Assistance at Commander Nursing Home. She was an emergency Foster Care Mother as well as a Foster Mother for more than 61 children. She served diligently as a 4-H Volunteer Leader and was an avid fisherman.
Mrs. Cusack joined Mount Zion Chapel Baptist Church in Pamplico, South Carolina at an early age. She served faithfully as an Usher and Missionary until her health declined.
Willie Mae Gibbs was united in holy matrimony on April 23, 1952 to the late George Alphonso Cusack. To this union three children were born, two daughters, Betty (Robert) Weaver and Mary Barr; and one son, the late Melvin Cusack.
Mrs. Cusack was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, George Alphonso Cusack; her parents, Alice B. Haynes and John Henry (Sarah) Gibbs; three sons, Melvin Cusack, Eric Cusack, and James Bostick; three sisters, Josephine Bostick Johnson, Mary Eason, and Yvonne Burks; three brothers, Frankie Haynes, Fulton Jones, and Dallas Lee Daniels; and six sisters-in-law, Geneva Mack, Sara Myers, Bertha Lee Gregg, Deliah Robinson, Percile Becoat, and Mae A. Robinson.
Mrs. Willie Mae Cusack leaves to cherish her precious memories: six siblings, Rochester “Rocky” Gibbs, Linda (Joe) Green, Ruth (Reverend Robert) Hunter, Jacqueline Taylor, Tyrone Haynes, and Henry Jones; two aunts, Helen “Bessie” Munnerlyn and Sadie Smith; one brother-in-law, Leverne Robinson.
Mrs. Cusack, an awesome woman of God, was blessed to be the Mother of not only her biological children, but several other children as well: Ricky Cusack, Monroe (Jeanette) Givens, Ronnie Jackson, Leo (Rose) Jackson, Brenda Hughes, Pamela Cusack, Nicole Cusack (Tywan Gause), Linda Jordan, Paulette Bell, Stacey W. McFadden, Katrina (Nathaniel) Andrews, Tyrone Green, Julia Buie, Theresa Davis, George Mack, Nannett Davis, Tina (Jethro) Belin, Rudy Williamson, and Junior Rowell; Children she raised, Betty (Bill) Cowden, Cile Guerry, and Leonard “Len” (Beverly) Hutchison, III.; Honorary children, Dr. Frank Lee, Jr., Bealuh “Tootie” Brown, Charles (Myrtis) Cusack, and Clyde (Joyce) Cusack; 62 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; 13 great greatgrandchildren; four godchildren, Omijean Timmons Sanders, Marcus Outen, Tanisha “Michele” Wallace and Denise Eldridge; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and neighbors.
Please keep the family of Willie Mae Cusack in your thoughts and prayers.