Agnes Lorene Gaither

Published 9:12 am Monday, February 6, 2017

Agnes Lorene Gaither, 90, of Winston-Salem, died on Jan. 30, 2017.

She was born Jan. 25, 1927 to Luther and Lucy Frost Gaither in Davie County. Ms. Gaither attended Davie County Public Schools. She accepted Christ as her savior in the late 1970s and became a faithful member of the St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church.  She was involved in church auxiliaries. Ms. Gaither was a retiree of AT&T. Post retirement, she was employed with Hanes Hosiery and Duncan Music Co.  Ms. Gaither was a gardener who enjoyed spending hours working outside in her yard. She loved traveling, flowers, fishing, bicycling and baking.  She was formally married to the late Fred Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Lucy Frost Gaither, her two brothers, Hugh and Elbert Gaither, a sister, Pauline Covington, and a son, Richard Harvey Gaither.

Survivors: a sister, Vivian Imes of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; a daughter, Odella (Frank) Fogle of Winston-Salem;  3 grandchildren, Michael (Tammy) Moore of Winston-Salem, Lennie Moore of Washington, DC, and Katrina Boston of Winston-Salem; 3 great-grandchildren, DeMarcus Smith, Nekomis Smith and Dominique Boston, all of Winston-Salem; 2 great-great grandchildren, Kari Smith and Nekomis Smith Jr., both of Winston-Salem; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Services were held on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at the St. Stephen’s Missionary Baptist Church, 5000 Noble St, Winston-Salem. The family received friends at the church one hour before the service.  Pastor James Cook officiated and burial followed in Davie County at Turner’s Grove AME Zion Cemetery.