Reverend Willie Kinlaw, Jr. passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 26, 2018 at his residence.
Pastor Willie Kinlaw, Jr. was born on January 8, 1932 to the late Willie and Irene Kinlaw. He was educated in the Chatham County Public Schools and graduated from A.E. Beach High School Class of 1953 where he played football and inducted into Beach Hall of Fame in 1993.
Pastor Kinlaw was the Pastor of Piney Grove Baptist Church for over 27 years and a member of so many organizations he also pastored Jesus Christ Crusade Baptist Church on West 51st Street and became very active in that community. Before he answered the call to pastor he was a faithful member of Garvin Temple Baptist church as a Sunday School Teacher, Superintendent, Usher, and Deacon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lillie Mae Rhett Kinlaw, three siblings, Mary, Johnny and Jane and one son, Edward Howard.
He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving daughter and caregiver, Gail K. Washington, Samatia Curry, two sons, Jerome Kinlaw, James Smith, one sister, Marie (Author) Williams of Sarasota, FL, 13 grands, 10 great grands, a host nieces, and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 12 noon Friday, November 02, 2018 at Second Arnold Baptist Church 1427 E. 37th St. Savannah, GA
Rev. Richard L. Hall, Sr. Eulogist
Interment ~ Woodville Cemetery.
Remembrances may be shared here on our website.