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Pauline Mack Wilds was born on July 13, 1918 to the Reverend Lister and Inez Wilson Mack. She was reared with her 12 siblings in Darlington, South Carolina. She departed this life on Friday, October 16, 2009. Pauline was educated in the Darlington County School System. She was employed as a cook and baker at Head Start for several years. She was famous for her delicious cakes. At an early age, she accepted Jesus as her Saviour. She attended Shiloh United Methodist Church in Darlington, South Carolina where her father served as pastor. In 1946, Pauline united with New Ebenezer Baptist Church in Florence, South Carolina. She was an active and devoted member. She sang on the choir, was a member of the Missionary Ministry and served on the Floral Ministry for several years. She was named "Woman of the Year" in 1984. Pauline was united in marriage with Henry Franklin Wilds on December 24, 1937. To this blessed union, seven children were born. The Florence Chapter #65, Order of Eastern Star was an important part of her life. She served on several committees and was a faithful member for 53 years. Pauline's smile and gracious spirit will always be remembered by her family, friends and church family. Left to cherish her memory: her sons, James H., Sr. (Pat) Wilds of Freehold, NJ; and Gene W. (Alice) Wilds of Newark, DE; daughters, Lillie Douglas of Chicago, IL; Listena Farley and Mary Alice Spears of Florence, SC; Alma (Johnny) Davis of Charleston, SC; and Barbara Jones of Decatur, GA; grandchildren, James H., Jr. (LaMetris) Wilds, Courteney Lynn Wilds, Cheryl Douglas, Monica Barber, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Douglas, David Mack, IV, Daniel Mack, Jocerlyn Spears, Min. Michael K. (Nicki) Spears, Paul Wilds, Rodney Spears, Anntoinette Farley and Jennifer (Miles) Jensen; great grandchildren, Diamonique Brunson, Michael D. Spears, William Spears, Kenneth Spears, Alexis Jackson, Traci Boatwright, Rodney G. Spears, Jade C. Wilds, James H. Wilds, III, Amelia Jenson, Kelly Barber, Kevin Barber, Jared Douglas, Jayson Douglas, Jajah Mack and Alexander "Nick" Farley; one sister, Queen Esther Spencer; two sisters-in-law, Inez Mack and Christine Mack; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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