October 10, 2013

Winnie Binnicker Brickle

The Rev. Winnie Binnicker Brickle passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Rocky Face.

She was born Jan. 27, 1931, in Branchville, S.C. She was the widow of Lonnie Vernon Brickle. They were married on Feb. 15, 1948. He passed away on Jan. 1, 1988.

Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Columbia Road Church of God in Orangeburg, S.C.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Columbia Road Church of God in Orangeburg, S.C., with the Rev. Keith Vaughn, the Rev. Walter Gleaton and Dr. L.F. Baldwin officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery directed by Thompson Funeral Home Inc., in Orangeburg, S.C.

Active pallbearers will be David Bozard, Don Bozard, Ron Jeffcoat, Ricky Jones, Willie Knight, David Simpson, Robert Smoak and Shane Judy.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Binnicker, Alonzo Crider, Larry Hughes, Legrand Hughes, Nathan Hughes, Mike Tiller and members of the Corner Stone Church of God.

The Rev. Brickle was a retired librarian for Orangeburg District Schools. She served as a volunteer chaplain at the Regional Medical Center. She was an ordained minister of the Church of God and a member of the Corner Stone Church of God in Orangeburg, S.C., having organized the church and serving as pastor from 2000 until she retired in 2008.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Hooker and Ollie Virginia Garrick Binnicker; her brothers, Raymond, Horace and James Carlis Binnicker; and her sisters, Idelle Binnicker Bozard and Myrtis Binnicker Fogle.

She was a blessed woman, greatly loved and respected by family and friends and those she helped while counseling. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Brickle (Randall) Ertzberger of Rocky Face; grandson, Philip (Sondra) Ertzberger; great-grandson, Donovan Ertzberger, both of Poulsbo, Wash.; her son, Terry Brickle; granddaughter, Lori Brickle (Shane) Judy; great-grandsons, Steele and Strom Judy; grandson, Dustin Brickle; daughter-in-law, Teresa Brickle, all of Moncks Corner, S.C.; her sisters, Virginia Binnicker Hughes of Neeses, S.C., and Miriam Binnicker of Orangeburg, S.C.; sister-in-law, Hazel Brickle (Lonnie) Shull of West Columbia, S.C.; Barbara Brickle Austin of Greensboro, N.C., and Barbara Sears Brickle Thick of Anderson, S.C.; and many nieces, nephews and friends. A special thank you to Sylvia Arlene Pitts, Mimi’s “buddy” and caregiver.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House-Charleston, 81 Gadsden St., Charleston, SC 29401; or Corner Stone Church of God, P.O. Box 443, Orangeburg, SC 29116.

Please sign the family’s online guestbook at

Arrangements are by Thompson Funeral Home in Orangeburg, S.C.

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