Mrs. Joni Sellers Ainsworth, age 60, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Westside Baptist Church by Dr. Steve West with burial to follow in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, March 2, 2018 at Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ainsworth was born May 19, 1957 in Wadesboro, NC a daughter of the late William D. Sellers, Sr. and Violet Huntley Sellers. A 1975 graduate of Cheraw High School, Joni attained her Associates of Science from Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College in 1982, her Bachelor of Science from Francis Marion College in 1986, and her Masters of Education from the University of South Carolina in 1993. She was a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood Education and retired from Edwards Elementary in 2017 after 31 years of service.
A faithful and dedicated member of Westside Baptist Church, Mrs. Ainsworth served the Lord through the years as Children’s Choir Director, Adult Choir Director, Church Pianist and Organist, and on various other committees. She enjoyed music and reading, but her most enjoyable moments were being “Me-Ma” to her grandbabies.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, John H. Ainsworth of the home; 2 sons, John (Teresa) Ainsworth of Pageland, SC and Richard (Aleisha) Ainsworth of Cheraw, SC; 3 grandchildren, Nathan Ainsworth, Ethan Ainsworth, and Justin Stiltner; 2 brothers, David Sellers of Chesterfield, SC, and Robert (Joyce) Sellers of Cheraw, SC; also 3 nieces and 3 nephews.
The family request that memorial donations be made to Westside Baptist Church, “Music Department” P.O. Box 1417, Cheraw, SC 29520
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Ainsworth family.