Georgia Ecton

Obituary of Georgia Ecton

She was born in Elizabeth City, North Caolina, the first child of Ambrose and Margie Sawyer (nee, Ward) - deceased.  She would share her life with three siblings, Betty Carol Shearin (Robert), Ronald Keith Sawyer (Patricia), and Patricia Gail Sawyer – deceased.  She attended Elizabeth City High School.  On October 18, 1959 she married the man of her dreams, William W. Ecton II and began a 64-year love affair that provided her with a legacy of two children, Cheryl L. Lynch (Paul) and Kevin D. Ecton, four grandchildren, K. Ryan Ecton (fiancé,Cecilia / Asher, Meadow), Erica T. Ecton, Brendan A. Lynch, Declan W. Lynch, and two great grandchildren, Hailey Ecton and Brooklyn Ecton.  Her Mother and Father-in-law, Frank and Mary Ecton (nee, Van Arsdell) – deceased, and her brother-in-law, Stanley A. Ecton (Patricia) celebrated their growing family with her.  Her nieces and nephews, JL Winslow Jr. (Jennifer), Lisa Gray (Clement), Scott Winslow (Shannon), Ronald Sawyer (Colleen), Mark Sawyer (Lucy), Jennifer Irby (Benjamin), Andrew Ecton (Jessica) were a special and important part of her life.

People were the most important part of Georgia’s life.  God asked her to dedicate her life to helping others and sent her to South Korea for 36 years to provide her care and love to people there.  Since she had not finished high school, she completed her GED, and received a degree in Theology from the Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.  She then went on to gain her master’s degree from the Louisiana Theological Seminary in Education.  She would spend her life developing relationships with others both professionally and personally.  Georgia did not know a stranger because anyone she met was a potential friend.  The last few years of her life she struggled with health issues, but this did not stop her from reaching out to help others.  She ministered to the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Land O’Lakes, Florida right up until her death.  There is a Georgia-sized hole in the hearts of all who knew her with her parting.  We rejoice in knowing that she waits in the Kingdom of God for us to join her.

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