Mrs. Lucille Gaskins, 97, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, September 12, 2022, with her family by her side. Born August 21, 1925, in Salina Kansas, she was a daughter of the late Marcus Dean and Alice E. Rinquist.
“Grandma” as she was affectionately known by many of those who loved her, was a graduate of Kipp High School in Kipp, Kansas. She was a track star and was awarded for her 50-yard dash. She worked for many years with Chesterfield Manufacturing and later kept children in her home.
Lucille was an avid reader, and often would read a “good book” long past midnight. Her hobbies included traveling, reading, dancing, flower gardening, shopping with loved ones, and she was especially partial to “a good Belk store.” She often shared fond memories of her travels with her husband Fred. She was a New York Yankees fan. She loved big and always had a welcoming home to anyone who stopped by for a visit. Her smile was infectious and her love unconditional.
In addition to her parents, Lucille was proceeded in death by her husband of 56 years, Frederick Wilson Gaskins, Sr.; brothers: Dean and Dale Rinquist, sister: Virginia Barr; and grandson, James Thomas “Tommy” White.
Survivors include her sons: Freddy (Teresa) Gaskins of Chesterfield, and Mark (Francie) Gaskins of Chesterfield; daughter: Cammie Lou (Jamie) McClain of Chesterfield, and Libby (Jamie) Hancock of Cheraw; grandchildren: Trey (Nicole) Gaskins, Brittany (Conrad) Timmons, Candace (Trae) Michael, Rebecca White, Madyson (Robby) Sowell, and Connor Scott; great grandchildren: Parker Gaskins, Marley and Maverick Michael, and Denver Timmons; special niece: Alice Joe Campbell of Minneapolis, KS
The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to the faithful in-home caregivers.
A private committal in the Chesterfield Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Gaskins family.