Jean  Epting

Obituary of Jean Workman Epting

Jean Fuller Workman Epting, 94, passed away May 13, 2019. She was the wife of Maxcy Warren Epting, her devoted husband of 75 years, who predeceased her one year ago. The family rejoices in their reunion.

Jean was born on May 25, 1924, in Newberry, SC, the fifth of ten children of the late Pinckney Clair and Margaret Young Workman. She grew up with her nine siblings in the Bush River farming community of Newberry County.

Jean and Maxcy were married in 1943, facing the perils and uncertainty of World War II together. They made their home in Columbia and Cayce, and were longtime members of Cayce First Baptist Church, where Jean was an active teacher and faithful leader. Her devotion to her Christian upbringing, and her commitment to her beliefs were steadfast all her life. She noted inside the cover of her Bible: "How I put my faith into action: I ask God to put his love in my heart, his thoughts in my mind, his words in my mouth, his strength in my body, and his work in my hands. I ask the Lord to show me daily his desire for my life."

In addition to diligently caring for an active family, Jean worked full-time as a bookkeeper-accountant at the former Columbia Hospital, Horseman Doll Company in Cayce, and Powers and Anderson Medical Services in Columbia.  She retired at age 59 to enjoy her grandchildren, traveling, golfing, bowling, and Lake Murray. She also found time to happily volunteer at Lexington Medical Center for 25 years.

"MaJean" was loved by and devoted to her family: children, Dan Workman Epting, Timothy Warren Epting and Beth Maxine Epting Hall; grandchildren, Stacey Reaves, Kirk Epting, Kim Epting, Jessica Curtis, Josh Epting, Ben Hall and Max Hall;  great-grandchildren, Jake Reaves, Calen Epting, Madison Reaves and Connor, Bella and Tristan Epting; and family-in-laws, Barry Hall, Barbara Epting and Sandra Stone.

She is also survived by her sister, Ann Workman Penn, and brothers, Tom Workman and Ned Workman; in-laws, Earl Penn, Edith Workman, Liz Workman, Myra Chapman and Theressa Wilcher; many devoted nieces and nephews, and her beloved church family.

She was predeceased by brothers, Richard Workman and Jack Workman; and sisters, Margaret Lyles, Mary Clair Shannon, Elizabeth Arant and Edna Ringer.

The family is grateful for the assistance and care given to Mom by Judy Corley, and the staff of Morningside Assisted Living.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, 2019, in the sanctuary of Cayce First Baptist Church, 600 Holland Ave. from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.  A funeral service will follow visitation. Interment will be in Southland Memorial Gardens, 700 W. Dunbar Rd, West Columbia.

 Memorials may be made to Cayce First Baptist Church.


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