Joan D. Everette (GREENWOOD, S.C.)

GREENWOOD, S.C. - Mrs. Joan D. Young Everette, 66, wife of Lester Everette, died December 23, at St. Francis Hospital. She was born October 21, 1942 in Washington, D.C., a daughter of Lucinda Wright and the late John Samuel Young. Joan had a spirit that was contagious. Everyone that came in contact with her loved her smile and her love of the Lord. Joan had two children from a previous marriage, Tommy and Tammy Campbell. Joan was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C., for many years. Joan married Lester Everette, September 13, 1990 in Aiken, S.C. They moved to Greenwood to start their lives together and later joined Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Coronaca, where she served as Church Secretary, Sunday School Teacher, Member of the Usher Board, Founder of the Mt. Zion Prayer Support Group, and an inspiration to all at Mt. Zion. She graduated from George Washington Carver High School in Kannapolis, N.C. She also graduated with Honors from Piedmont Technical College with an Associate degree in Business Office Systems Technology with a Medical Emphasis. She was a member of the South Carolina Public Records Association, member of the Clerk of County Association, devoted teacher of the YMCA Bible Study, and Retired Clerk to Greenwood County Council. Surviving are her husband, Lester Everette; children, Tommy (Tammy) Campbell, North Augusta, S.C., Tammy (Dennis) Morton of Greenwood, S.C.; her mother, Lucinda Wright Parks-Kenner; sisters, Geraldine (Octavio)) Miro, Orangeburg, S.C., Barbara Cunningham, Charlotte, N.C.; Darlene Pleaque of Virginia; two brothers, James Clinton (Corrine) Parks, Salisbury, N.C. ; Johnny (Neesie) Young, Jr., Washington, D.C.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Rev. Bernard White officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Trustees of the church. Flower bearers will be Ushers and Mrs. Everette's Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends at the church from noon to 2 p.m., Friday. There will be no public viewing. Online condolences may be sent to The Everette Family has graciously allowed Percival-Tompkins Funeral Home to service them. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-December 26, 2008