Charles Alford Levine, 74, departed this life on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
He was born on April 14, 1943, to Vermel and John Levine Sr. He attended the public schools in Sumter. He was later sent to live with his father In Mississippi, where he would graduate from high school.
Charles was trained as an auto mechanic but had an entrepreneurial spirit and created many different types of businesses while living in New York and California. He dreamed of becoming a real estate agent, so he opened a pub and worked at night. He earned his real estate and broker's license in California and opened his own successful real estate agency.
Charles was very outgoing and charming. He made friends with a wide range of people.
After the passing of his beloved mother in 2000, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, to join his sister, Willie Mae Habersham and his children. In 2009, he returned home to Sumter. His sister joined him in 2010. When his health declined, he moved in with his sister, who cared for him until his passing.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Freddie Levine.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his sister, Willie Mae Habersham of Sumter; his children, Trent, Seberina, Senoria and Frances, all of Brooklyn, Bryant of Sumter, Charles Jr. and Stacey, both of Clayton, North Carolina, Rongerlis, Frances and Daphne of Hopewell, Virginia, Tarima of New York, New York, and Veronique of Oakland, California; his loving companion, Debra McKnight; his special cousin, Thomas Wright, who assisted in his daily care; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the chapel of Sumter Funeral Service Inc. with Pastor Leroy Blanding officiating, assisted by Dr. Lewis Walker Jr. Interment will follow at the Mulberry Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the home, 226 Palmetto St., Sumter.
Sumter Funeral Service Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
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