Samuel A. Jefferson, 64, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at Hospices of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant.

Born on Sept. 2, 1952, in Sumter County, he was a son of the late Louis and Rosa Boykin-Jefferson.

He was educated in the Sumter public school system. Samuel accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized in Dec. 2016 under the leadership of the Rev. Eugene Dennis, pastor of Joshua Baptist Church. Samuel worked various jobs throughout the community.

He leaves to cherish his memory: four sisters, Julia (Edward) Wright of Mt. Pleasant, Gladys (Herbert) Moore of Rembert, and Rosa (Everett) Bell and Mabel Josey, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Louis (Delores) Boykin-Jefferson of Philadelphia and Marchell (Lula) Jefferson of Rembert; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

Celebration of Life services will be held at noon on Thursday at Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, with the Rev. Eugene Dennis, pastor, eulogist.

The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home, 5135 Borden Road, Rembert.

The remains will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. for viewing until time of services.

The funeral procession will leave at 11:30 a.m. from the home.

Floral bearers and pallbearers will be family and friends.

Burial will be in Joshua Baptist Churchyard cemetery.

Services directed by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.

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