Patricia (Goodson) Killingsworth

February 27, 1938 ~ July 24, 2021 (age 83)


Bennettsville, SC

Patricia Goodson Killingsworth, 83, of Bennettsville, SC passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Hartsville, SC after an illness. She was born February 27, 1938 in Bennettsville, SC a son of the late Wylie Henry Goodson and the late Lillian Bair Goodson. Patricia was a member of Thomas Memorial Baptist Church where she served as a Deacon and worked with the youth. She served as the interim church secretary and continued as the part time secretary. Patricia retired from the Bennettsville Police Department where she served as records clerk and office manager for 31 years. She served two terms as a member of the City Council and was even Mayor pro tempore. Mrs. Killingsworth was a member and past president of the Pilot’s Club of Bennettsville, SC. She was a volunteer and past Executive Secretary for the American Red Cross and a volunteer for Marlboro Park Hospital. Patricia loved flowers, gardening, shopping and cooking.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wylie H. and Lillian B. Goodson; her husband, Marion D. Killingsworth; two brothers, James R. Goodson and Ernest R. Goodson; and a sister, Carolyn Covington.

Survivors include her two sons, Steve Anderson of Socastee, SC and Jon R. Anderson of Bennettsville, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 AM Monday, July 26, 2021 at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, July 26, 2021 at Thomas Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Thomas Memorial Baptist Church – 308 W. Main St. Bennettsville, SC 29512; The Pilot’s Club of Bennettsville – PO Box 1659, Bennettsville, SC 29512 or to a charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the passionate care given to Mrs. Killingsworth by the staff of Morrell Nursing Center of Hartsville, SC and Agape Hospice.

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