Mabel Gentry Wilson Poole went to be with her Lord on April 18, 2013. Born on September 1, 1918, Mabel spent her early years in Raleigh, NC, graduating from Broughton High School in 1935 and from Winthrop College in 1939. She married William H (Bill) Poole from Mullins, SC, where she taught piano for 65 years.
Mabel served as organist for Mullins Presbyterian Church from 1945 - 2004. In 1999 a new choir room was dedicated in her honor and to the glory of God. In 2001 she received a Humanitarian Award from the Mullins Rotary Club for her many years of service to the community.
In 2005, she move to Raleigh NC to live with her daughter and has recently been under the care of Mayview Nursing Home. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Bill, in 1996, and a son, Wilson Guy, who died in infancy. Surviving her are one daughter, Mary Frances Zimmerman (husband Steve) of Raleigh; one grandson, Jason McCormick (wife Christy) of Charlotte; and two great-grandsons, Colin and Aiden McCormick, of Charlotte.
The family expresses gratitude to the caregivers at Mayview and Wake County Hospice for their love and support.
A graveside service will be held at Cedardale Cemetary in Mullins, SC on April 22 at 12:00 noon. A celebration of Mabel's life will be held at 1:00 pm at Mullins Presbyterian Church. Remembrances may be made to the Mullins Presbyterian Church, Sandy Bluff Road, Mullins, SC 29574.