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Irene Richardson Chinnes

February 14, 1928 — March 17, 2023

North Charleston

Irene Richardson Chinnes

Irene Richardson Chinnes, 95, of North Charleston, SC, widow of Waney Rivers Chinnes entered eternal rest Friday, March 17, 2023. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2023, in the Goose Creek United Methodist Church, 142 Red Bank Road at 1:00 pm. Interment to follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.

Irene was born February 14, 1928, in Johnsonville, SC, daughter of the late Louin E. Richardson and the late Loraine Cox Richardson. Mrs. Chinnes was a graduate of Johnsonville High School and attended Winthrop College. She retired from the Charleston County School District in 1995 where she worked for 25 years. She then worked for several years in the office of the North Charleston Mayor. She was very active in her Cherokee Place United Methodist Church, The Anita Way Circle, Al Byrd Sunday School Class and Cherokee Place United Methodist Women. She loved gardening and having a house full of friends and family – sharing and laughing. 

A devoted wife and mother, she is survived by three sons: Ronald "Ron" Wayne Chinnes (Libby) of Mount Pleasant, SC, Louin Daniel "Danny" Chinnes (Karen) of Summerville, SC and Kevin Dale Chinnes (Frankie) of North Charleston, SC; two grandchildren, Mae Anderson-Chinnes (Sam) and Scott Chinnes (Tiffany); great-grandchild, Christopher Chinnes; sister-in-law, Virginia Chinnes of North Charleston, SC; beloved cousin, Mary Katherine Fox; many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Waney Rivers Chinnes, father and mother and her sister, Natalie Turner.
The family would like to especially thank Angie Johnson, who became part of the family, and the wonderful caregivers who were with us throughout the last years.

Memorials may be made to Goose Creek United Methodist Church, 142 Red Bank Road, Goose Creek, SC.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, April 1, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Goose Creek United Methodist Church

142 Red Bank Rd, Goose Creek, SC 29445

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Goose Creek United Methodist Church

142 Red Bank Rd, Goose Creek, SC 29445

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Interment

Saturday, April 1, 2023

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