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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Columbia woman who for years helped give people in need a good Thanksgiving meal has died.

Edith General's family confirms she passed away Monday.

For many years, General spent hours helping to prepare a Thanksgiving feast at Chappelle Memorial A.M.E. Church. The food went to the homeless or people who didn't have enough money to buy groceries.

News19 profiled her efforts several times over the years. Back in 2008, she told us she'd been inspired by her mother to do the act of kindness.

"I saw how she went without to feed us and knew she was hungry and that stuck in my mind," General said.

Her funeral is set for Friday at 11 a.m. at Chappelle Memorial AME Church.