Jeanette King


CAMDEN – A service to celebrate the life of Ethel Jeanette Geddings King, 87, will be held on Monday, October 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to MUSC KershawHealth Hospice.


    Mrs. King, wife of the late Ferrell Delmas King, passed away at her home peacefully in her sleep on Friday, October 21, 2022.  Born in Sumter, she was the daughter of the late George Clinton and Ida Teresa Hudson Geddings. She was a member of El-Bethel Faith Community Church in Lugoff and retired from Skyline Manufacturing. Jeanette met the love of her life, Ferrell King, in 1951, and they began their family in Sumter. To be closer to her family, they moved to Camden in 1963, where both families continued to grow. They lived a long and happy life filled with countless family and friends. Above all else, Jeanette loved her enormous family and enjoyed cooking for them. She was a great cook and an amazing baker of tender and delicious biscuits. Her biscuits were well known for being the best around, and she often made many pans of them at a time. She also enjoyed baking beautiful pound cakes, fruit cakes, and cookies, all crafted with skill, joy, and love. Family and friends from far and wide would come to her house on Sundays to enjoy her food and her spirit. Jeanette also loved pretty babies, birds, cats, playing cards, and making things with her hands, especially crochet and ceramics. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.


    Surviving are her children, Mary Terresa “Terry” Caulder (Darel M. “Chick”) of Camden, Melody King Fritts of Camden, Ferrell Tracy King (Debbie) of Camden and Wendy Lynn Orvin (David) of Camden; siblings, Lavern Geddings, Sandra Laney, Allen Geddings, Marlyn Reser and Marcia Geddings; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.   She was predeceased by a son, Julian Anthony “Tony” King; and brother, Gerald Geddings.