First Baptist honors Willie Twiggs for service
Willie A. Twiggs, 75, was recognized on Sunday, Nov. 26, for his 40 years of service to First Baptist Church.
Twiggs, head custodian, started working at FBC on Nov. 27, 1977. He retired for three months in 2004, but was “called back,” into service, he said.
Willie was born and raised in St. Stephens. As a young man, he went to work for the USDA in Washington, D.C., before moving to Florence in 1974.
He was married to the late Mary Twiggs who passed in 1997. They had three children together, and Willie now has three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
“First Baptist Church is a nice place to work,” Willie commented, adding that the members feel like family to him.
“I enjoy working here and I try to help make everybody happy,” he stated. “As a custodian, you have to be here like a minister.”
Asked if he has plans to retire again, Willie laughed, saying “I probably will one of these days.”