Jemmy E. Bingham

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Jemmy E. Bingham, 85, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday, Dec17, 2013, in her home.

She was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Georgetown, Guyana, the daughter of Abdool and Saknut (Khan) Rohoman. In 1955, she was united in marriage to Martin James Bingham, who preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 1988. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two sisters (Ruby and Kai), two brothers (Abdool and Sheik), and her first daughter, Desiree.

Surviving her are three sons, Trevor and his wife, Karyl, of Exeter, Missouri, Jeriel and his wife, Anita, of Normal, Illinois, and Andrew and his wife, Rose, of Maplewood, Missouri; one sister, Lottie Bissember of California; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She grew up in Guyana and received her education in Trinidad at what was then known as the Caribbean Training College. Since 1954, she was a missionary worker and minister for the Davidian Seventh-day Adventist Association. After living with her family in California for 15 years, she moved to Missouri, in 1970, when the association relocated to Exeter. She became president of the association in 1988, on the death of her husband, M. J. Bingham, and continued her work in that capacity to the day she passed away.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Bashan Hill Chapel, Exeter, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Sister Carmen Dodd conducted the services. Burial was at the Bashan Hill Cemetery, Exeter.